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Natural Stones- Which stone is the right stone?
Stone isn't just for
countertops. It's used inside of our homes and in the restaurants where we
eat. It's used on the exteriors of commercial buildings and for the
headstones of our loved ones. Natural stone is used for fireplaces,
flooring, sinks, bars, accents.... If you can imagine it, you can use
It's unique in color, texture, durability, and porosity. The colors vary
from the softest pinks to fiery reds. The purest whites to deep ocean blues.
Dark emerald greens to jet blacks. The patterns can be soft and subtle
or they can be BOLD ATTENTION grabbers. Some stones, such as granite,
work best for countertops. Others are more ideal for flooring. Each and
every natural stone is unique.
over 1000 choices, choosing the right natural stone with the
perfect color can seem overwhelming. It's not. It's just knowing what makes
each type of stone unique. It's knowing the "look" you want. From an elegant
and formal look to a comfortable old world feel. It's about you.
What you like... what colors make you feel good. Natural stone is about your
- Is limestone, granite, or marble stone right
for your project? While marble and onyx are quite beautiful with their
passionate colors, bright whites, and intense swirls and markings, think
twice if you are putting in kitchen countertops. If you love to cook or
have children, this isn't the best of combinations. These stones, as well
as travertine are best saved for lighter trafficked areas.
Granite and soapstone on the other hand are both very
durable natural stones and work wonderful for kitchen countertops.
These stones will last many life times with heavy use in your kitchen.
Marble or granite countertops? Consider carefully what your stone will be
used for. Here is basic stone information
to help you decide which type of natural stone may work best for you.