|Types of Stone |
We do our best to offer you the same color range of stone from slabs
and quarry. However, variation does occur. The products of stone
come from ground , variations in their texture and colors should
be expected due to Quarry and Block Conditions.
In this website, The attraction of natural stone products comes
from the uniqueness of each material. The products presented in
this website will vary in color, texture, veining, pattern, and
other features. There is no way the images on this site or a small
sample of each material can accurately show the variation that occurs
in natural stone.
Granite is an intrusive igneous rock (formed from the slow cooling
of magma underground), the major component of the continental crust,
coarse grained, and composed of quartz along with a variety of feldspar
minerals and micas.
Marble is made up of mostly calcium carbonates and other minerals.
The combination of immense heat and pressure made in the earth makes
marble over thousands of years. The calcium carbonates and other minerals
make up the large variety of color ranges you will see. Color, fissures
and veining are all a result of the natural process and make up of
marble. Marble is quarried around the world in many countries, even
This sedimentary stone has been formed from layers of creatures millions
of years ago. Limestone is one of the most versatile of the stones.
The texture, color and density can change from block to block from
the quarry. The range in color tone is from off white to dark tan
and gold. Some limestones are dense enough to polish.
Millions of years ago heat gases and water created the best of both
worlds, a dense stone with voids and fissures that may be polished
and is now called travertine. Travertine is rustic and has color
variations. Color range is from light creams to deep reds.
Slate, rock formed with fine grains of sedimentary rock. Shale metamorphous
by great pressure creates broad cleaved, thin layers in different
directions. The sedimentary rock forms from the compression crumples
and creates many layers. Flaky minerals cause sedimentary rock as
clay, mica and chlorite to be redistributed. Slate has different grades
in hardness and the ability to shale. Colors are tan to gray-blue.
Slate is mined in the United States, the United Kingdom and other
countries around the world.
Rock formed by grains of sand cementing together. Most sandstone
is made up of silica, iron oxides and calcium carbonate. The character
of the sandstone varies in hardness depending on the cementing materials;
sandstones that cement with quartz are the hardest. Some sandstone’s
contain fossil shells, iron oxides and feldspars. Most sandstone
has some movement in color shades and unique variation.
Variation of Stone
Stone variation exists always! Variation is the best feature of
natural stone. Color, veining, fissures, shading, size, etcetera
are all variations of what you will see in natural stone. Stone
variation occurs from tile to tile, slab to slab and quarry to quarry.
The most important thing when considering natural stone products
for yourself and your clients is that natural stone is not made
in the same run, dye lot or made in the same place on earth. Uniformity
is not its intention. Educating yourself and your customer in stone
variation before you purchase and or sell natural stone products
will make your purchasing experience pleasurable.