To answer this question, we need to have a little geology lesson. But wait, don’t run away! We’ll keep things simple, and we think you’ll find it fascinating to know a bit more about that awesome stone you have or might put in your house. Granite, marble, limestone, even engineered quartz products all contain various […]
Archive | December, 2014
Q&A: How is granite priced?
A: In most cases, granite price is a direct reflection of its availability. Rarer stones are more expensive. More readily available stones are less expensive. Because marble, granite, limestone, etc. are natural products created by Mother Earth herself, they are all available in limited quantities. Some granite deposits are vast and expand hundreds of miles across. In other […]
A Thinner Slab Backsplash
3cm slabs of marble, granite, quartz, and soapstone, are becoming increasingly popular. This thickness of stone, at roughly 1 1/4″ thick, is substantial enough to look great as a single layer in your kitchen or bathroom. (See our post on the differences between 2cm and 3cm stone here) However, a 1 1/4″ thick backsplash is […]
Q&A: What is granite?
A: Granite is a crystaline, igneous rock which is well suited for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, shower walls, tub surrounds, fireplaces, and more! Granite is a plutonic igneous rock. For those non-geologists out there (ie, most of us) that means that it’s a rock that forms by being cooled under the surface of the earth. […]