Natural Stone has been the premium building material of choice since the beginning of construction. Quarried from rock beds formed over many years, natural stone comes from all parts of the world. This natural stone is quarried in the form of huge blocks.
These blocks are cut into slabs of size 3/4″ (2cm) or 1 1/4″ (3cm) thickness and then are polished. The slabs are then carefully crated and shipped to wholesale suppliers. After material selection by a customer, the slabs are then delivered to us, and we process them into the finished product.
Natural stone is used in residential and commercial settings, and comes from many countries of the world. Because stone is a natural product of nature, no two pieces in the world are alike, making each finished countertop in your home distinctive and matchless.
Factors to consider in Selecting Natural Stone:
Natural Stones are available in a beautiful spectrum of colors. Colors in granite and marble, for instance can range from soft beiges, pinks, classic black and whites to rich corals, greens and multicolors. Marble traditionally features swirls and veins of colors, while granite has a flecked or pebbled appearance.
Natural Stones come polished or honed for a distinct appearance.
- A polished finish has a glossy surface that reflects light and emphasizes the color and making of the stone. This finish is the one most commonly used on countertops.
- A honed finish is a satin smooth surface with relatively little light reflection.
2cm (or ¾”) slabs will require wood subtops underneath, which are additional cost. 2cm materials can have a ¾” edge, or an additional laminate to make it 1 ½” thick, or even another laminate to make it 2 ¼” thick. 3cm (or 1 ¼”) slabs don’t require wood subtops. 3cm material will have approximately 1 ¼” edge.