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Everything you need to know about Granite, Marble & more

Frequently Asked Questions:

POSTED ON December 19th  - POSTED IN General
.:A�What is the difference between marble and granite?

The main difference between granite and marble is that granite is a highly dense material composed deep inside the earth’s core while marble is formed from sediments under the sea bed. Both solidify into stone after millions of years, but the mineral composition of the two stones makes granite and marble react differently to various chemicals in your home. Granite is stain resistant and stronger than marble making for a great heavy traffic, outdoor or kitchen application. Marble is softer and better suited for light traffic, decorative or bathroom applications.

.:A�Will my stone come to my home pre-sealed?

Absolutely. Your granite/marble/limestone/onyx will come PERMANENTLY SEALED. The sealer that we are going to apply will always be there as long as you don’t use bleach, ammonia, vinegar or acidic chemicals to clean your surfaces. These chemicals eat away at the sealer. If you feel you’ve used a cleanser on a regular basis that contains these chemicals, please have the stone resealed ASAP. The ideal solution is to use a cleanser made for stone that also disinfects. Another great alternative is dish detergent. It’s safe on stone and it breaks up oils, bacteria and other germs. As for the softer stones such as marble, limestone and travertine, over time the sealer may start sinking lower than surface.A� You may want to do a re-seal years down the line if it seems like one is needed.A�

Other Stone Collections: Onyx & Travertine

POSTED ON December 3rd  - POSTED IN Onyx, Travertine, Uncategorized

Travertine is vuggy and full of holes due to it’s geyser origin. Thus a cheaper stone due to it’s less stable form. Onyx is layered and usually not so vuggy due to it’s aquatic origins. Layer upon layer set down over time as a great body of water dried up.

Marble – Time-less Elegance

POSTED ON December 2nd  - POSTED IN Marble, Natural Stones

As the favorite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects (see classical sculpture), marble has become a cultural symbol of tradition and refined taste. Its extremely varied and colorful patterns make it a favorite decorative material, and it is often imitated in background patterns for computer displays, etc.

Granite – The King of Tops

POSTED ON November 29th  - POSTED IN Granite, Natural Stones

Natural stone is one of the most commonly used materials in countertops. Natural stone orA�dimension stoneA�slabs (e.g. granite) are shaped using cutting and finishing equipment in the shop of the fabricator. The edges are commonly put on by hand-held routers, grinders, or CNC equipment. If the stone has a highly variegated pattern, the stone may be laid out in final position in the shop for the customer’s inspection, or the stone slabs may be selected by experienced inspectors. Emerging technology allows for virtual stone placement on a computer.

Caesarstone – Built perfectly for innovation

POSTED ON November 28th  - POSTED IN Caesarstone, Engineered Stones, Quartz

Nature Perfected Composed of 93% natural quartz, one of naturea��s strongest minerals,A�Caesarstone is resistant to stains, scratches, most household chemicals, and moderate heat.
Our i�?rm dedication to quality has earned us ISO 9001 certii�?cation.A�High Style, Low Maintenance Caesarstone never needs sealing, and its hard, nonporousA�surface makes cleaning simple. In most cases, soap and water or a mild detergent is allA�that is required to keep your countertop looking like new.

Semi Precious Luxury Countertops Vanities

POSTED ON November 28th  - POSTED IN Concetto, Quartz, Semi Precious

CaesarStonea��s inspirational new masterpiece collection, the unique Concetto range, is an unmatchable collection of extraordinary surfaces hand-made from individually cut and bound semi-precious stones. A harmonious blend of art, nature and technology Concetto is created by fusing naturea��s hues and designs with individually cut semi-precious stones to form the ultimate luxury stone surface – a dream for designers and architects alike.