Kitchen and Bathroom Stone Options
Style and Selection to Choose From
At Custom Marble And Onyx, we aim to provide you with as wide of a stone selection as possible at an affordable price. Doing so allows you to create a space that suits your personality and the specific needs of your home and family. Our friendly team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have for your bathroom and kitchen needs.
Granite is a natural stone known for its beauty and durability worldwide, lasting decades on end. Granite comes in a variety of colors and even textures. It has been used over the years for countertops and much more. Granite is resilient, easy to clean and maintain, and offers a one-of-a-kind look. Leading consumer magazines give granite the highest overall performance rating as a kitchen countertop material.
Quartz is a manufactured product that was created using crushed-up mineral quartz and combining it with a resin. Quartz has become increasingly popular, especially in more modern designs. There are many brand names as well as hundreds of colors to choose from. Because quartz is manmade, the product is a consistent look throughout a slab. Quartz is low maintenance and durable.
Quartzite looks as if it is some mix between marble and granite; however, it is actually even harder than granite. Quartzite often comes in lighter colors with dramatic veining, so it is a great option for people who like marble but are concerned of the maintenance of it. Maintenance and care for quartzite countertops are the same as any natural stone.
Marble has been used for centuries on everything from buildings and floors to showers, countertops and walls. Marble is a soft stone and is prone to etching and staining. Sealers do help prevent some, but marble typically develops a patina over time. It is still beautiful but doesn't stay the bright white that it was when you bought it. Marble is often used for countertops in homes that do a lot of baking or candy making, as it stays cool to the touch.
Soapstone (steatite) is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock made up of mineral deposits created by nature and quarried from the earth. The main mineral components in soapstone include talc, chlorite, dolomite and magnesite, giving a warm, soft feeling to the touch. A light coat of GMS Mineral Oil or GMS Soapstone Enhancer makes its color and subtle flowing veins even more dramatic.
Durability of Soapstone
Green Mountain Soapstone is an excellent alternative natural stone to use in place of granite or marble. Soapstone is naturally antibacterial, will not burn or stain, and requires very little maintenance. Acids and alkalis will not etch soapstone as they will other stones. Soapstone has been a part of American homes since the early 1800s; many homes today still contain working soapstone sinks and wood stoves built over 100 years ago! While they all may not have been built by GMS personnel, they all have one thing in common—durability! To learn more about Green Mountain Soastone please visit our link on our home page.
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Having trouble deciding which stone countertop is best for your kitchen décor and remodeling budget? Allow our knowledgeable team to assist you in selecting the perfect counter that guests will admire for years to come.