NATURALLY CREATED. BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED.
Quarried from the earth, natural stone offers a truly unique surface solution—no two slabs are alike. From granite and marble to limestone and beyond, natural stone remains a classic and popular countertop choice. Natural stone does require maintenance—from sealing granite to oiling soapstone.
Learn more about natural stone selections below.
NATURAL STONE GUIDE
It is no surprise that granite, with its stylish, one-of-a-kind appearance and unmatched durability, has become the first choice for homeowners across the country. Resistant to burns and stains, granite countertops will hold up to the toughest tests in the kitchen. When sealed properly, granite is resistant to mold or mildew. Our pre-sealed granite countertops are perfect for areas frequently exposed to water, such as kitchens and baths. Matte finishes of granite have emerged in popularity, including leathered and honed.
Marble is a very popular and high-end material option used in many bathroom and kitchen remodels. It is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite, characterized by its stunning color and unique veining. While marble in does require some treatment, it is an ideal material for bathroom vanity countertops due to marble’s high tolerance to heat extremes.
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock and a unique and beautiful choice for kitchen countertop surfaces. This countertop material allows for a smooth and attractive surface that you’ll enjoy. Soapstone is largely composed of the mineral talc and is thus rich in magnesium. This countertop material is desired by many homeowners for its beautifully rich color and texture. Soapstone colors range from pale green to light gray. Soapstone is environmentally friendly, unharmed by acidic materials and heat resistant.
Limestone, like most sedimentary rocks, is primarily composed of fossilized fragments of marine organisms such as coral and seashells. With its matte finish and soft coloring, a limestone countertop really stands out if you are looking for that natural and organic look in your home. Limestone resists humid climates very well, so using it for bathroom vanities is also a great idea. This type of natural stone is more porous than marble or granite, which means that it does require extra care.
Unlike quartz, quartzite is naturally occurring. Quartzite is a very hard metamorphic rock that originated as sandstone. Through high heating and pressurization, sandstone is transformed into Quartzite, an extremely strong and durable natural stone. Often light in appearance, Quartzite is ideal for any countertop surface due to its strength and long-lasting composition.