Granite is an igneous rock composed of mostly two minerals: quartz and feldspar. It is an intrusive rock, meaning that it crystallized from magma that cooled far below the earth’s surface. Its name is derived from the Latin word ‘granum’, which means ‘grain’, a reference to the easily-seen minerals in the rock.
- What is granite, and where we find its application?
- What is marble?
- It is possible to install the stone slabs by yourself?
- Are there other colors of the stones than you offer on your site ?
- Does the stone requires to use of special detergent?
- How often I should perform impregnation?
- How can I get the fastest quote for selected products / services?
- Is it worth to buy synthetic products?
- Which stone is the best for kitchen countertops?
- Is it necessary to impregnate kitchen countertops?
- What to do about scratched surface?
- Is it OK to install marble and granite floor on the top of radiant floor heating?
- Can you make countertop in one piece? Are joints visible?
- What is the basic difference between marble and granite?
- Is it possible to damage the surface of granite countertops?
- What if I lose shine from stone after few years?
- What is the thickness of the stone that you offer?
Marble is a metamorphic rock made out of limestone. When limestone is subjected to tremendous pressure for a long time (like if limestone is buried under a lot of other rock or an ocean) it gets squashed into marble. Marble is more beautiful than limestone and tougher, and so people like to use it for buildings.
Yes, it is possible, but you should keep in mind that it is natural stone, which is very heavy material, so it is necessary to use equal manpower. Very important are the precise measurements and careful assembly. We strongly advise to let experts measure and install, so we prevent any mistakes and damage to stone.
Our selection of materials reflect main interest of people in the stone market. Our company works mainly with foreign suppliers who provide first quality materials. We try to find a visually attractive stone at an affordable price. However, if you are interested in color or shade that is not present in our offer, please let us know and we will try to supply you with what you are asking for.
If you do not have cleaner intended solely for the maintenance of the natural stone, you can try to wash the surface with a clean water. For heavy dirt or stain we offer special cleaners, that will work much better.
It depends on the frequency of use and whether the stone is placed indoors, or outdoors, For example as in the kitchen countertop, tiles or tombstone, we recommend to impregnate natural stone at least once a year. Fortunately, it’s very simple operation, which will take just a few minutes. Impregnation is best done with a soft cloth moistened with a liquid impregnation.
To quote your job, we need as much information as possible. Dimensions, material thickness, color of the stone, and place of installation. Information can be submitted by email. We will prepare a free quote as soon as possible.
Marble and granite are much more valuable and better than any other synthetic materials. They are priced at almost the same level. Synthetic “stones” only imitate real ones, and in a fact, they are far away from property of natural stone. Marble and granite are the best materials for thousands of years and will last much longer.
Absolutely the best material for kitchen countertop is a granite. It is resistant to high pressure, sharp instruments, and it’s also a heat-resistant. Granite has almost no water absorption.
Stone without impregnation is acting like a unpainted wood. Meaning that partially absorbs the liquid and stain. The impregnation protects the surface of the stone and stone is easier to maintanance. Impregnator designed for the kitchen is safe for contact with the food.
For shallow surface scratches we use just so-called polishing paste. If the scratch is deep, it is necessary to use a mechanical polishing tool. For very extensive damage we need to fill the cracks with transparent resin first and then re-polish the surface to make stone look like new again.
Certainly yes. Stone is a very suitable material for floor heating. Stone accumulates heat and releases it slowly, which significantly increases the savings in heating cost.
We create a countertop in one piece, but size of the countertop is limited by the size of granite slab that we make countertop from. If required, we can join pieces together, and joints will be bonded together on the job site. We fill the joint with the surface resin to hold the joint least visible.
While both are the natural stones, their surface is different from each other. The biggest difference is in the structure, softness and durability. When we compare marble with granite, granite wins. Marble is more suitable for the interior, granite to interior and exterior as well.
Although granite is a very durable material, it can be damaged by hard metal tools. If granite is hit directly with sharp and hard object, it may disintegrate due to its crystal structure.
Polish should not disapear if you take a good care of the stone. If for any reason accident occurs, surface can be re-polished by mechanical polishing by proffessional.
We work with 2, to 10 centimeter thicknesses of the stone. In rare cases, with thicker material. Most often we work with thicknesses of two and three centimeters. These thicknesses are in our stock.