Granite has been around since the earth’s formation. It is 100% natural and next to diamonds is one of the earth’s hardest stones. Comprised of a variety of minerals including quartz, feldspar and mica that form together like interlocking pieces of a puzzle, granite is the hardest natural surface available for countertops. It is available in many different colors reflecting the varying combinations of these minerals.
Because virtually nothing is as hard as granite, it is scratch resistant and should maintain its natural look and integrity for its lifetime. It is also extremely dense and virtually impenetrable, making it very difficult to stain. It is heat resistant; cookware or bakeware taken directly from the stovetop or oven will not burn or damage your granite.
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Marble is a metamorphic rock that is found in the mountainous regions of many countries around the world. It is the product of limestone that has been crystallized by changes in temperature and geologic pressure. Marble works beautifully in a bathroom setting where the marble’s natural veining and colors create stunning designs. It is perfect for showers, vanity tops and even bathroom floors and walls. Marble is elegant, timeless and will add value and beauty to your home or office. Marble’s Scratch and Stain.
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Onyx is often mistaken for marble yet it is an entirely different type of stone. Onyx is a sedimentary rock that is formed as stalactites and stalagmites in cave interiors. This formation method results in a crystalline basis for the rock construction It is the size and uniformity of the crystals that provide the translucent property of most Onyx stone. Onyx stunning physical qualities have made it one of the more popular stones on the market. Because of its translucence, it is perfect for creating countertops with under lighting such as within a sophisticated bar setting.
We have Onyx from all around the world see it here in our onyx slab gallery.
Semi-precious stone slabs are rare compared to granite, marble and other more commonly used stone products and allow you to add a breathtaking splash of color and character to your home. There are a wide variety of such a semi precious stones available at BR Stone, including: Tiger Eye, Agate, Lapis Lazuli and many others.
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Quartzite is a hard metamorphic rock which was originally sandstone. Through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within orogenic belts, the original quartz sand grains and quartz silica cement were fused into one. Pure quartzite is usually white to grey. Quartzite often occur in various shades of pink and red due to varying amounts of iron oxide. Other colors are due to impurities of minor amounts of other minerals.
Quartzite’s are generally higher priced than most marbles and granites. They are also some of the most stunning pieces of stone you will ever find.
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