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Stone Material Types

Granite - Giallo Ornamental and Exotic Black Beauty

Marble - Creama Marfil

Silver Travertine and Lagos Blue Limestone

Cappuccino Onyx

Soapstone Leathered, Sandalwood Sandstone 

Elegant Brown Quartzite

Bianco Drift Caesarstone

Moro Oxide Neolith

Granites are undoubtedly the most popular stone type used in counter top applications today. Granites are an excellent choice for kitchen countertops, floors and other heavily used surfaces because of their hardness, low absorption rates and resistance to high temperatures. This group of stones, in a commercial sense, includes many stone materials that are not true granites by geological definition. They are commercially sold as granite due to similar working and performance properties. These are some of the hardest dimensional stones, offering high levels of resistance to abrasion and scratching. The primary minerals in granite materials are resistant to virtually all chemicals found in a residential setting.

Marbles are traditionally prized for their aesthetic appeal, accentuated by pronounced veining and often bold colors. Marble is ideal for bathrooms, foyers, floors, wall cladding and hearths. Marble has also become a very popular choice for counter tops. Due to their mineralogical makeup, marbles are vulnerable to either abrasion or chemical attack. Exposure to acidic solutions such as lemon juice, tomatoes, red wine and vinegar should be avoided. Acidic solutions can permanently etch the surface of marble.  Although impregnating sealers do an excellent job of preventing stains, they do little to reduce vulnerability to acid attack. 

Limestones & Travertines feature soft earth tones providing great design flexibility. Being of calcium-based makeup, Limestones and Travertines will have use and care characteristics similar to marble.

Onyx is prized for it’s unique colors and veining, but is best known for it’s translucent properties allowing for stunning effects when backlit. The decorative appeal of onyx is unsurpassed by any other material. When compared to true marbles, onyx tends to have lower levels of resistance to both chemical and abrasion exposure.

Soapstone is a very popular choice in laboratories and classrooms due to its very high resistance to chemicals and heat. Due to it’s talc content, soapstone is smooth and pleasing to touch. Soapstone is not very hard and therefore vulnerable to scratching and abrasive attack. Soapstone is typically top treated with food grade mineral oil to retain it’s luster and aid in masking the small scratches common with softer materials

Sandstone is a sedimentary rock commonly used in exterior applications, but it’s popularity in counter top and bathroom applications is on the rise. The durability and performance of sandstones vary greatly. 

Quartzite is a metamorphic rock formed from sandstone. Not only beautiful, Quartzite can be of exceptional strength, density and hardness. The abrasion resistance and weathering durability of Quartzite allow for it’s use in almost any application. 

Caesarstone quartz surfaces are the ultimate combination of nature and technology. Non-porous, scratch resistant and highly resistant to stains, Caesarstone retains its beauty without sealants or waxes and is almost maintenance-free. Caesarstone is available in a wide variety of colors and styles, making it ideal for any interior application. Simply put, Caesarstone is the world's leading engineered quartz surface company.

Neolith is a high performance, large format, slim porcelain slab. A product with superior physical and mechanical properties that meets and exceeds every industry specification or standard. Neolith is suitable for counter tops, cladding, large format flooring and facades. Neolith is very resistant to scratches, harsh chemicals, abrasive attack and staining making it ideal for exterior applications. Neolith's wide range of colors and styles make it a designers's dream product.