Stone is a broad term that covers the umbrella of a lot of different types, some of which people may never have heard of before. Here's a look into the attributes of some of the different types of stone around:
Quartz is a natural hard mineral found on earth. In fact, it is the second most abundant material within the earth’s crust. This stone is extremely hard and durable; hence it is one of the more popular types of stone used in projects. Often coming with a glossy sheen as a finish, this durable stone is non-porous, stain, and crack-resistant, which is something that everyone wants out of a stone.
Although some people may think that Quartzite is the same as Quartz as their names are tremendously similar, it is not. Quartzite is created when quartz sandstone is exposed to vast amounts of pressure and temperatures. The result causes an exceptionally strong stone. Just because it’s strong doesn’t mean it’s not a beautiful-looking stone, with it often being compared to Marble in appearance.
Granite is a well-known stone, notorious for being one of the hardest and most durable materials in the world. In fact, it’s the second hardest substance in the world, only sitting behind a diamond in the rankings. Therefore, it is a rather popular material when it comes to building. It’s also resistant to heat, making it perfect for surfaces that are prone to having hot objects on or around them.
When people think of Marble, they usually think of luxury, and they are right to do so. Marble is a luxury stone that conveys a high-end finish whenever used. Although softer and not as durable as granite and other types of stone, famous artists such as Michelangelo and Donatello used Marble to create their masterpiece sculptures, reason enough to know that it is one of the most beautiful types of stone around.
Stone creates a distinguished finish for many different projects, whether a specific type of countertop or something different. Do not hesitate to contact us to find out how we can help!