QUARTZ VS NATURAL STONE

We do not recommend placing hot pans directly on any stone surface as this could cause the sealer to break down over time or cause the stone to crack.

Quartz

Quartz is an engineered stone composed primarily of quartz the mineral and a resin. It is uniform in color and pattern and most quartz does not need to be sealed.

NATURAL STONE

Granite

Granite is a natural stone, which varies greatly in color and pattern. There are a few types of granite that are fairly consistent in color and pattern but generally we order slabs within the same lot number or that are bookmatched so that they came out of the same area of the same quarry and “match” each other. We use a 20 year sealer on granite.

APPLIES TO GRANITE ONLY: may need to be resealed. Rule of thumb is that if the water beads on the surface, it is still sealed. There are cleaning products available that help reseal the granite as they clean.

Steel Grey is one granite that is fairly consistent.

Soapstone

Soapstone is a natural stone that is softer than quartz or granite.

Marble is softer than quartz or granite and easily etches when an acidic substance comes into contact with it; it is for this reason, that we typically do not recommend it for kitchens.

Quartzite

Quartzite is a natural stone.

Travertine

Travertine is a type of limestone that is very porous and is considered a softer stone (in comparison to quartz and granite). It often has little fissures within the stone that can be filled; these are an attribute of the stone and not a defect.

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