Natural Stone

Natural stone offers a unique work of color and texture created by the forces of nature some 50 to 500 million years ago. Your choice in selecting to use stone for your projects shows an appreciation for these natural materials and the distinct characteristics that they possess. We are confident that they will help create a unique surface that will be enjoyed for years to come.

Fissures

Fissures occur naturally in many stone types. A fissure is an extensive crack, break, or fracture in the rock. The term “fissure” is used in the stone industry to describe a visible separation along inter-crystalline boundaries. The separation may start and stop within the field of the stone or extend through an edge. A fissure differs from a crack in that it is a naturally occurring feature in the stone.

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It is natural for the product to have fissures that have cracked repaired at the factory or in the plant and are not considered defects in the product, just a naturally occurring feature. Vulnerabilities in the materials, once installed in end use location and stable, can be corrected.

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Fissure opened during transport to job site.

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Fissure filled on jobsite.

Shade & Pattern Variations

Shade variation exists in all natural stones. It is typically more prevalent in stones that have heavy veining and movement but shading also exists in slabs that are more consistent in color. Shade variation is typically most evident where 2 pieces come together, most commonly seams or backsplash.
Pattern can also vary greatly from slab to slab, even within the same lot. We encourage customer to view a full slab before choosing granite for their project. If you prefer a little more consistency, you may want to consider a quartz product that offers book matching.

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Color & pattern variations of Fantasy Brown Brushed

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Color & pattern variations of Fantasy Brown Brushed

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Pattern variations of Oscuro Mist

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Pattern variations of Oscuro Mist

Marble

Marble is a timeless classic, the sign of luxury for centuries, and still a highly sought after material. Despite this, there a few things that you should be aware of when purchasing marble for surfaces in your home.

Marble is soft and porous, which makes it particularly vulnerable to scratching and staining, even when sealed. Because of this, we recommend not using marble in high traffic areas. If you do plan on using in a high traffic area, such as a kitchen or a laundry room, staining is inevitable and becomes part of the character of the marble.

Marble Etching

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Laundry detergent staining on marble countertop

Natural Stone Acknowledgement

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