Is Quartz Natural?
No, Quartz is a man-made product.
How many colors are available in Quartz?
They are over 50 different colors of Quartz available at our locations!
Is Onyx a good choice for countertops?
Being a translucent stone, Onyx is more popularly used for bar and bathroom countertops, as it gives a very warm feeling to the room.
How Much Do Granite Countertops Cost?
Especially with natural stones, prices may vary. For example, colorful materials such as blues and greens may cost more than black or white colors. With that being said, prices fluctuate between $35 to $75 per square foot
Which is the common material for floor?
Porcelain tile is the most used material for floors. It looks like wood and marbles. The thickness usually is between 9 to 10 mm.
Which is the most popular material for countertops?
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.
Does quartzite stain easily?
There are different types of quartzite. Some are more stain-resistant then others. Quartzite is not stain proof, but most quartzite is stain resistant.
Does heat damage granite countertops?
Granite countertop are heat resistance and can resist to the heat of hot pots without damage.
Where is porcelain tile best utilized?
Porcelain has long durability, it does well in high-traffic spaces. Such as a bathroom, kitchen, and common areas like the living room.
Is porcelain difficult to maintain?
No, porcelain is known as one of the easiest material to maintain.
Should quartz be sealed?
Quartz does not require any sealing. Quartz countertops are really flexible and less likely to chip or crack.
What are the disadvantages of quartz countertops?
A disadvantage of quartz is that it cannot be used outside because the long term sunlight exposure will damage the surface.
Is Marble easy to break?
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.
Does water stain marble?
Marble is considered softer than other natural stones. If not wiped up immediately, water spots and hard water accumulations occur, leaving unsightly stains.
Is white Quartz hard to maintain?
A white Quartz countertop is very easy to maintain. Quartz countertops are hygienic and have antibacterial properties.
Is porcelain tile slippery when wet?
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.
Is quartzite resistant to the UV rays?
Quartzite is highly resistant to UV rays. It is great if you’re using it in an outdoor setting.
Why is Quartzite so expensive?
Quartzite is considered a luxury stone. It takes more time to cut it and extract the quarry blocks because it is harder and more abrasive. It also needs more diamond blades, diamond wires, diamond polishing heads, etc., resulting in a higher cost of inputs.
Why is Marble so popular?
Marble is very resistant to extreme heat, it has the lowest maintenance, highest beauty option for a kitchen countertop. People love the versatility of marble
Is Quartz a versatile material?
Yes, because of its durability and variety of colors and designs, quartz is considered a versatile material. It is a fantastic material for kitchen countertops and bathrooms, fireplaces, and bars.
Do all stone countertops have to be sealed?
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.
What porous means for natural stones?
Pores are little holes in the stones. Those tiny holes allow air, liquid, etc. to penetrate and be absorbed into the stones.
Is porcelain a natural stone?
No, porcelain is a manufactured product. which is created to mimic the look of natural stones.
Do I have to seal mosaic tiles?
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.
Why is granite good for my home?
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.
Can you polish granite on your own?
Yes, you can! You may also opt to hire a professional for the job, but polishing granite can also be a DIY job.
Do you have to seal porcelain?
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.
Is Onyx good for shower walls?
Yes, Onyx is good for shower walls panes and bathtub walls.
Does Porcelain break easily?
Porcelain is chip and crack resistant, however, if handle them improperly they can break.
Where can you use travertine?
Travertine can be use in Kitchen, fireplace panes, sinks, shower.
Does marble have to be sealed?
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.
Can you cut directly on quartz?
Quart is highly scratch resistant, it is recommended to cut on a cutting board and not directly on a quartz countertop
Which are the strongest stone?
Quartzite and Granite are the strongest stone. Those are perfect for high traffic areas.
Is bar top in porcelain stain resistant?
Porcelain is high stain resistant material, which makes a perfect choice for bar tops.
Can marble tile be repaired if its damaged?
Marble can be repaired in many cases. Mostly, epoxy glue or filler is used to repair the damage.
Are cracks on the surface normal?
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
How is marble formed?
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.
Will my stone installation have visible seams?
Most installations of stone do require a seam, however you can discuss the design and layout of the seam with your fabricator.
What is the green bloom effect?
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.”
Can you cut directly on top of marble countertops?
No, marble is softer than other stones thus can easily get scratched,
Why does marble turn yellow?
Marble can turn yellow when exposed to water for long periods of time. Sitting liquids can leave unsightly stains on the marble.
Does marble chip easily?
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.
What's the best way to clean marble?
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.
Is Quartz heat resistant?
Quartz is heat resistant but not really heat proof, this means prolonged exposure to heat can damage or cause discoloration on the quartz countertop.
Can quartz be used outdoors?
No, quartz is not versatile enough to be used outdoors. Exposure to sunlight can cause quartz to fade.
Do countertops made of quartz have visible seams?
Yes, the slab size can vary, but there are seams for quartz countertops. The visibility of the seams depends on the installer.
Are quartz countertops porous?
Quartz is a man made stone and engineered to not have pores unlike marble or granite.
Do quartz countertops show fingerprints?
The visibility of fingerprints depends on the color and finish of the quartz. A darker color or matte finish makes fingerprints more obvious.
Can knives scratch granite?
Granite is naturally a very hard stone thus knives do not scratch a granite countertop
Why does granite have small pits in it?
Granite is comprised of various minerals that can cause pits in the development process of the granite
What are the hairlines cracks that appear on granite?
Granite is a natural stone that crystallizes during development, which means it forms natural fissures or cracks that can appear on the surface
Does granite stain?
If granite is not sealed properly then it can stain
How many types of mosaic you can find in the market?
There are three type of mosaic: stone mosaic, glass mosaic, and ceramic mosaic.
Does onyx need to be sealed?
Yes, onyx need to be sealed upon installation and re-sealed at regular intervals.
Where is natural stone found?
It forms in the mountains, in the plains, and in former sea beds where sediment has collected. You can find it from every country.
Do I need an appointment to visit your location?
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 on our website.
Is Sk Stones a quartz distributor?
Yes, we are!
Is travertine good for patios?
Travertine tiles are perfect for patios, pool surrounds, and stair treads.
Do ceramic and porcelain tiles need to be sealed?
Ceramic and porcelain tiles do not need to be sealed.
Are ceramic tiles good for outdoor?
If you want to instal ceramic tiles outdoor, we recommend the tile must be frost-proof and unglazed for floor use.
Can you cut directly on quartz?
Although quartz is very scratch resistant, we do recommend using a cutting board on your quartz countertop.
Does Granite require a lot of care?
Granite is a simple stone to take care of. You can find many products available to clean your granite surfaces.
Can natural stone be used on the exteriors of homes or commercial buildings?
Yes, much natural stone a heat resistant, so they can be used outdoor.
Is natural stone durable?
Yes, natural stone is the most durable material you can find.
Where can I use natural stone in my home?
You can use natural stone on floors, vanity tops, bathrooms, patios, kitchen countertops, fireplaces walkways. It can be placed indoor and outdoor.
Is onyx stronger than marble?
Onyx is more exotic than marble and it can be very easy to scratch and chip. For countertop marble is stronger and more durable.
Is marble cheaper than granite?
No, marble countertops are more expensive than granite countertops.
What do you clean onyx with?
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.
Which is more expensive onyx or marble?
The cost of onyx and marble countertops is almost the same.
What does quarrying mean?
Quarrying is the process by which stone is extracted from the earth.
Is natural stone a good investment?
Natural stone is a wonderful investment. It will add value to your property.
Can marble be used in a kitchen?
It can be used in the kitchen, but we do not recommend it because of its softness and less resistance against scratches and stains than other natural stones.
How often do I have to seal my granite countertops?
Granite countertops usually need to get seal every 3-4 years.