No, Quartz is a man made product.
They are over 50 different colors of Quartz available at our locations!
Being a translucent stone, Onyx is more popularly used for bar and bathroom countertops, as it gives a very warm feeling to the room.
Especially with natural stones, prices may vary. For example, colorful materials such as blues and greens may cost more than colors like black or white. With that being said prices fluctuate between $35 to $75 per square foot
Porcelain tile is the most used material for floors. It looks like wood and marbles. The thickness usually is between 9 to 10 mm.
If you are looking for a natural stone countertops, the most common option are granite and quartzite. On the other hand, if you are looking for a man-made material, quartz will be the most popular one.
There are different types of quartzite. Some are more stain-resistant then others. Quartzite is not stain proof, but most quartzite is stain resistant.
Granite countertop are heat resistance and can resist to the heat of hot pots without damage.
Porcelain has long durability, it does well in high-traffic spaces. Such as, bathroom, kitchen, and common areas like living room.
No, porcelain is known as one of the easiest material to maintain.
Quartz does not require any sealing. Quartz countertops are really flexible and less likely to chip or crack.
A disadvantage of quartz is that it cannot be used outside because the long term sunlight exposure will damage the surface.
Marble tends to have tiny air channels within its structure, is not a strong type of stone. It could break, chip or crack, but it can be unpredictable.
Marble is consider softer than other natural stones. If not wiped up immediately, water spots and hard water accumulations occur, leaving unsightly stains.
A white quartz countertop is very easy to maintain. Quartz countertops are hygienic and have antibacterial properties.
Marble is very resistance to extreme heat, it has the lowest maintenance, highest beauty option for a kitchen countertop. People love the versatility of marble
No, quartzite is popular not only because of its durability, hardness, resistance to heat, scratches, and water absorption, but also because it looks a lot like marble and has granite like properties.
Quartzite is considered a luxury stone. It takes more time to cut it and extract the blocks from the quarry, because is harder and more abrasive. It also needs more diamond blades, diamonds wires, and diamond polishing heads, etc., which results in higher cost of inputs.
Quartzite is highly resistant to UV rays. It is great if you’re using it in an outdoor setting.
Porcelain tile floors are very slippery. You can avoid slips long before you even purchase the tile. There is a reliable way to know how slippery floor tile will be under both wet and dry conditions: COF (coefficient of friction) slip ratings published by tile manufacturers.
Yes, because of its durability and variety of colors and designs quartz is considered a versatile material. It is a fantastic material not only for kitchen countertops but also for bathrooms, fireplaces and bars.
Some stone does not require sealing; however, it is recommended to seal porous stone countertops. Like, marble, limestone, sandstone, and onyx. Sometimes also granite has to be sealed. For quartz, sealing is not required.
Pores are little holes in the stones. Those tiny holes allow air, liquid, etc. to penetrate and be absorbed into the stones.
No, porcelain is a manufactured product. which is created to mimic the look of natural stones.
Yes! You have to seal them using products that will protect the tile surface and grout line. Some people recommend sealing a mosaic before and after fixing.
Granite is great for your home because it is durable, easy to care for, has a wide variety to choose from, is versatile, and beautiful.
Yes you can! You may also opt to hire a professional for the job, but polishing granite can also be a DIY job.
The surface of most of porcelain tile does not need to be sealed, although some require a light application of a penetrating sealer to fill the micro pores on the surface of the tile.
Yes, Onyx is good for shower walls panes and bathtub walls.
Porcelain is chip and crack resistant, however, if handle them improperly they can break.
Travertine can be use in Kitchen, fireplace panes, sinks, shower.
Since marble is quite porous, air and liquids can be absorbed into it. This is why sealing is recommended in areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.
Use a soft cloth and warm water with dish soap. Then use a fresh damp cloth to wipe away the soap. Repeat this step until all of the soap is gone. After that, make sure to dry the marble since sitting water can lead to stains.
Marble is a softer stone than other natural stones. So, banging heavy objects such as pots and pans could lead to chips on the corner of the countertop.
Marble can turn yellow when exposed to water for long periods of time. Sitting liquids can leave unsightly stains on the marble.
No, marble is softer than other stones thus can easily get scratched,
Chemicals in super glue and acetone or nail polish removers can leave a green stain on granite. This green stain is known as the “green bloom effect.”
Most installations of stone do require a seam, however you can discuss the design and layout of the seam with your fabricator.
Marble is a metamorphic rock that is formed when limestone is pressurized under intense heat. This crystallizes limestone into a denser rock. Surrounding minerals impact the color of the stone.
Minute, small cracks like patterns are a normal feature of natural stones. Sealing your marble can prevent any further cracks caused by moisture or foot traffic
Marble can be repaired in many cases. Mostly, an epoxy glue or filler is used to repair the damage.
Porcelain is high stain resistant material, which makes a perfect choice for bar tops.
Quartzite and Granite are the strongest stone. Those are perfect for high traffic areas.
Quart is highly scratch resistant, it is recommended to cut on a cutting board and not directly on a quartz countertop
Quartz is heat resistant but not really heat proof, this means prolonged exposure to heat can damage or cause discoloration on the quartz countertop.
No, quartz is not versatile enough to be used outdoors. Exposure to sunlight can cause quartz to fade.
Yes, the slab size can vary but there are seams for quartz countertops. The visibility of the seams depends on the installer.
Quartz is a man made stone and engineered to not have pores unlike marble or granite.
The visibility of fingerprints depends on the color and finish of the quartz. A darker color or matte finish makes fingerprints more obvious.
Granite is naturally a very hard stone thus knives do not scratch a granite countertop
Granite is comprised of various minerals that can cause pits in the development process of the granite
Granite is a natural stone that crystallizes during development which means it forms natural fissures or cracks that can appear on the surface
If granite is not sealed properly then it can stain
There are three type of mosaic: stone mosaic, glass mosaic, and ceramic mosaic.
Yes, onyx need to be sealed upon installation and re-sealed at regular intervals.
The cost of onyx and marble countertops is basically the same.
Onyx is a porous stone with can be damaged by acid cleaners or excessive moisture. We advise you to use a soft cloth and a mild soap like dishwashing. Do not use products that are not designed for stone.
No, marble countertops are more expensive than granite countertops.
Onyx is more exotic than marble and it can be very easy to scratch and chip. For countertop marble is stronger and more durable.
Yes, natural stone is the most durable material you can find.
Yes, many natural stone a heat resistant so they can be used for outdoor.
Granite is a simple stone to take care of. You can find many products available to clean your granite surfaces.
Although quartz is very scratch resistant, we do recommend using a cutting board on your quartz countertop.
If you want to instal ceramic tiles outdoor, we recommend the tile must be frost-proof and unglazed for floor use.
Ceramic and porcelain tiles do not need to be sealed.
Travertine tiles are perfect for patios, pool surrounds, and stair treads.
Yes, we are!
You do not need an appointment, you can visit us at any time. However, if you would like to make an appointment with our sales agent, you can do it from our website.
It forms in the mountains, in the plains, and in former sea beds where sediment has collected. You can find it from every country.
Quarrying is the process by which stone is extracted from the earth.
Natural stone is a wonderful investment. It will add value to your property.
Every 3-4 years.
It can be used in kitchen but we do not recommend it.