Natural stone is a creation of nature. Like so many natural formations, every piece is unique and matchless. Within each piece of stone also lies the history of one particular place on our planet. Today’s limestone floor, for instance, was once a mass of tiny sea creatures, then an ancient seabed, and—after millions of years of uplift—a mountainside where the limestone was discovered.
Your natural stone is cut out from a mountainside, in large 50,000-pound blocks of stone. These blocks are then sliced into slabs, which are then refined to give their natural colors a mirror-like depth, a smooth surface, or a slight roughess to enhance their rich, natural texture.
Luster, hardness, colors, and variation are all indications of a stone's mineral composition and origin. This unique blend of characteristics is what makes natural stone a one-of-a-kind, beautiful, and practical surface for your home.*
Many customers care about making eco-friendly decisions with their stone purchase. When it comes to countertops, engineered stone is one of the most environmentally-friendly choices you can make. This stone has many benefits over its natural counterparts: greater durability, beauty, hygiene, and ease-of-maintenance. Most engineered stones are high-wear, and great for high-traffic areas like kitchen countertops. There are many engineered products on the market, with varying compositions, so it's best to speak with a consultant to select the perfect stone for your project.
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