Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of our frequently asked questions.
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Is all stone the same? Does it matter where and how it's used?.
All stone is not equal.
For Example: Granite is nearly indestructible - it's very resistant to higher heat & extreme wear and tear, and is ideal for counter tops and exterior applications. While, Marble is soft and porous; it scratches and stains easily, and should only be used in interior and low-traffic applications.
Here's a brief overview of the types of stone we carry and their appropriate applications... Be assured though, we'll make sure you get the right stone for the job.
Granite - Excellent for use everywhere in the home. Granite's durability, longevity and wide range of colors make it ideal for kitchen countertops and other heavily used surfaces. Resists heat, not affected by citric acid, coffee, tea, alcohol, or wine, nearly impossible to scratch and is one of the most bacteria-resistant surfaces available.
Marble - Beauty and elegance make Marble a popular choice for bathroom vanities, floors , foyers, fireplace facings, hearths, walls, and windowsills. Marble us softer than Granite and will scratch more easily and should be cared for as you would a fine wood. Not recommended for kitchen countertops because it will react to acidic spills (orange juice, lemonade, vinegar, soda pop etc.) resulting in a "full spot".
Soapstone - A good kitchen countertop alternative to polished granite. Soapstone starts out with a light gray, matte, finish but will oxidize to a dark gray/green color. Mineral oil is used to even out the oxidation process, Impervious to chemicals, acids and heat yet will scratch and cling giving it a distresses/rustic look.
Limestone - Its beautiful matte finish and weathered-leather look make it a popular choice for bathroom vanities and display tops. Not recommended for kitchen countertops because it will easily scratch.
Travertine - A type of limestone that is popular for bathroom vanities and display tops. Will scratch easily and is not recommended for kitchen use.