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GRANITE, MARBLE, LIMESTONE, TRAVERTINE, SLATE and more . . .

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GRANITE

Granite has recently become the material of choice for homeowners remodeling their kitchens.  Granite makes the most durable type of stone countertop.

MARBLE

Marble is aesthetically appealing & hygienic, but can stain and scratch more easily. It is not as hard as granite and therefore not as durable and does not react well with chemical cleaning agents.

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LIMESTONE

Limestone consists mainly of calcite, a neutral-toned mineral.  Varies in hardness and is porous, requiring proper periodic resealing.

TRAVERTINE

The minerals that make up travertine are highly reactive with acidic solutions (e.g. orange juice, vinegar).

Major consideration should be taken as to where the travertine will be installed and what it will be exposed to.

Sealers will provide some protection to the stone no matter what the environment, but knowing what it will be exposed to will help you decide whether travertine is a good fit for your project

SLATE

Slate countertops can endure typical kitchen abuses without suffering damage.

Hot pots and pans won't harm slate and minor scratches can be rubbed out.

A low absorption rate of this 500 million-year-old stone means it is naturally stain resistant. Maintenance is easy, requiring only an occasional application of mineral oil.

 

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