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Granite and Other Stone Options

Granite

Today's most durable and unique choice in natural stone. Every slab of granite is unique with excellent color combinations and random patterns. This is the most popular choice of stone found in kitchens. It is mined all over the world such as in quarries in Spain, Brazil, Italy, India and China to name a few. Granite is a strong stone because of its mineral grains having grown tightly together during a very slow cooling period, because of this it is often used on exteriors because it shines up well and is weather resistant. Granite comes in various finishes: polished, flamed, brushed, honed / sandblasted, etc. it comes in 2 cm or 3 cm

With granite there is no need for a hotplate anymore. It can withstand high heat, which makes it a perfect choice for kitchen countertops. Another benefit of having this stone in your kitchen is that you can use the surface itself as your chopping board - being that the stone's surface is scratch resistant. Granite is very easy to clean; just use mild soap and water. It is virtually maintenance free. The only maintenance that is required is that the surface needs to be sealed every few years to maintain its high shine, if polished. It does not fade or change its color and will add value to your home.


Caesarstone

(Man-made quartzite stones) – Durable, clean, maintenance free. This material is often used as an alternative product to natural stone. It is a natural quartzite consisting of pieces of granite mixed with quartz.


Marble

Marble is another natural stone choice and is also very unique, in the sense that no 2 slabs are exactly the same. The appearance is veined with a multitude of color combinations which makes it elegant and interesting. It's elegance will add to and easily compliment the beauty of your home.


Limestone

Limestone varies in color, thickness and finishes. Mostly used as a flooring material, but can be used for countertops as well. Limestone is very durable and is known for being sturdy. The typical color of this stone is light and simple but can add value and elegance. The downside to Limestone is that it is easily scratched and discolored.


Tile

Ceramic, Marble, Travertine, Porcelain, Slate, Granite, etc. – used for flooring, back splashes, showers, etc.


Granite Edges

Picture of Granite Edges