Marble & Other Stones …

Marble

By industry standards, all calcereous rocks capable of taking a polish are called marble. One of the most popular stones for home interiors instilling a sophisticated feel to any decor. Used for floors, walls, fireplaces, furniture and vanity tops. The application of a glossy resin to fill voids and fissures is common to produce a more cosmetically attractive surface. Care for marble as you would any fine wood finish. Typical finishes: polished, honed and brushed.


Quartz

Because quartz is non-porous it naturally resists stains and bacteria, making it an excellent choice for kitchen and bathroom installations. It’s very durable and resists chips and scratches making it ideal for countertops and high traffic applications.

Limestone

One of nature’s oldest and most versatile building materials. Each type of limestone has its own characteristics adding natural texture to any residential and commercial project. Limestone has a soft and warm feel that creates a timeless and modern look. Most limestones have a low abrasion resistance and will develop a patina rapidly. Care for limestone as you would any fine wood finish. Typical finish: honed.

Travertine

Characterized by the presence of holes that were formed from water flowing through the stone. These voids are often factory-filled with synthetic resins or cements but they can also remain open and unfilled. Most monuments in Rome are made from travertine, which says a lot about this stone’s notoriety and longevity. Travertine will take a patina and dull over time, giving it an old world look. Care for travertine as you would any fine wood finish. Typical finishes: polished and honed.

Onyx

Onyx is a colourful and translucent rock that will reveal its magnificence when backlit. The character of onyx makes it a popular choice for walls, furniture and vanity tops. Important colour and pattern variations are typical of this material. Onxy has a low abrasion resistance and will wear rapidly when installed on a floor application. Requires special care. Typical finish: polished.

Slate

Slate is used in living areas, entryways, and kitchen floors for an earthy, natural look. The cleft finish may temporarily chip or flake after installation as the layers even out. Typical finishes: natural cleft, honed and brushed.

Soapstone

Soapstone is used mostly for countertops, sinks and fireplaces. Do not seal soapstone: rub out scratches with mineral oil or by lightly sanding them.