A Guide to Tile and Stone
Need help deciding which type of tile or stone to use for your project? Check out this quick guide.
This beautiful sedimentary stone is the result of seashells and sea creature bones settling on the ocean floor. The calcium in the bones & shells combines with the sea's carbon dioxide to form calcium carbonate. When adequate pressure and heat are applied, limestone will crystallize and turn into marble.
Limestone is most commonly used in tile for flooring and other purposes, although it is frequently seen in countertops and various bathroom surfaces.
Our quality, natural quartz surfaces combine the charm of natural stone with supreme material strength. These surfaces are highly durable, low maintenance, and versatile. Quartz is a non-porous surface, providing a 99.9% bacteria-free and sanitary environment with easy cleaning. It is suitable for kitchen countertops, table tops, bathroom vanities, and more.
You don't want to take this versatile stone for "granite!" Natural granite is one of the Earth's hardest stones. On the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, Granite is a "7", while diamond scores "10". There are hundreds of colors of Granite to choose from. Many have patterns and colors unique to that particular slab.
Granite also ranked #1 in cleanability when compared to six commonly used materials, including stainless steel. It is very heat tolerant, and thus, a great choice for kitchens.