Some brief facts about our products.
GRANITE is a natural surface that is simple to care for, granite is an igneous stone that comes from volcanoes that are rich in silica. Granite counter tops, granite vanities, and granite tile are one of the most commonly used surfaces in home construction and home remodeling projects. Granite is also used throughout the world in commercial buildings such as hotels, malls and office buildings.
Granite is extremely popular due to the magnificent clusters of color that it provides along with its durable hard surface. There are thousands of types of granite available and each one has its own unique pattern and color combination. Granite is ideal for interior and exterior use. For exterior use, acid rain does not affect granite. Granite is especially popular for kitchen use. It is resistant to almost all acids and it rarely scratches due to its hardness.
QUARTZITE is usually a metamorphic rock composed of firmly cemented quartz grains. Most often it is white, light gray, yellowish, or light brown, but is sometimes colored blue, green, purple, or black by included minerals. It results from the metamorphism of pure quartz sandstone.
Although most quartzites are metamorphic, some are sedimentary in origin, resulting from cementation of quartz sandstone by groundwater solutions containing pure quartz. Quartzite is suitable for kitchen and bathroom applications. However, like marble additional care may be required to maintain the look and beauty of your new counters.
SOAPSTONE (also known as steatite, or soaprock) is a talc-schist, which is a type of metamorphic rock. It is largely composed of the mineral talc and is thus rich in magnesium. It is produced by dynamothermal metamorphism and metasomatism, which occurs in the areas where tectonic plates are subducted, changing rocks by heat and pressure, with influx of fluids, but without melting. It has been a medium for carving for thousands of years.
Soapstone is suitable for kitchen and bathroom applications however due to its high talc content can be prone to scratching. But have no fear … most scratches can be easily removed with fine grit sand paper or Scotch Bright pad with a bit of water and a little elbow grease.