Granite is one of the oldest and most durable building material known to man. Granite, marble, limestone, soapstone and onyx form the foundations and adorn the walls of history’s architectural wonders. Granite, an igneous rock formed as magma cooled and coalesced deep beneath the earth’s surface is the hardest natural countertops material known to man. Polished to a mirror finish it is a stunning and easy to maintain countertop surface. The natural beauty and utility of granite, marble, and soapstone make them an unmatched choice for interior designs.
Envision that your countertops have been 350,000,000 years in the making. Granite is an igneous rock (cooled slowly in the deep upper part of the Earth’s crust) composed of 25% to 35% quartz and over 50% potassium and sodium-rich feldspars. Approximately 2/3 of the all the granite installed in the U.S. is quarried either in China, Brazil or India.color samples »
Marble is a metamorphic rock, limestone that has been transformed by the geologic effect of intense heat, pressure and chemical action while buried deep within the Earth. It is composed it primarily of calcium carbonate. Relatively soft and uniform in its composition it a popular stone for sculpture, building, flooring and countertops. color samples»
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock composed primarily of talc which over millions of years has been transformed through the geological effects of intense heat and pressure. It is extremely dense and therefore durable and stable. Soapstone slabs are great for use as countertops or as fireplace surrounds.color samples»
Travertine is a metamorphic rock. Though sometimes called travertine marble, the stone is really a unique form of limestone deposited by mineral springs. The stone is filled with hollow spheres caused by the release of carbon dioxide during its formation. read more »