Natural stones are among the most popular building materials. Ancient constructions from the classical period such as the Coliseum, the Parthenon, the pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa to list a few are made of natural stones. These landmarks and building types are still beautiful and full of history, and are the best testimony of the strength, timelessness and durability of our earth’s best building materials. Besides unmatched strength and durability, many stones have waterproof properties, making them resistant to freezing and cracking. Hard stones, such as granite, are also resistant to scratching by almost all objects and also substances. Marble is a bit softer and often associated with elegance, sophistication and luxury. It is a very popular option for sculptures and buildings as a result of its beautiful and vibrant colors, and also due to its veiny appearance.
Stones can be in endless applications and are often used for counter tops, kitchen floors, showers and walls, patios and pool decks, garden stepping stones, building columns, kitchen backsplashes, jacuzzis, vanities, and many other environments and areas. Other popular types of stone besides granite and marble include granite. Granite results from igneous rocks that form at great depth and pressure under continents. It is composed primarily of quartz, feldspar and mica. Granite gets its wonderful variety of colors and patterns from minerals that are melted into the liquid mass as it is formed. With its deep iridescent colors, granite offers that elusive, one-of-a-kind beauty created only by nature. Granite comes in a variety of colors and stylish patterns, which make it into one of the most versatile and trendy stones of all.
Granite is also one of the oldest, hardest, and strongest stones available. A truly beautiful natural stone with hundreds of colors and patterns to choose from. It symbolizes strength and longevity. A sleek rich feel. The finished products resulting from using granite are versatile, ranging from understated elegance to bold statements. Granite is just as suitable for application in a farmhouse as well as in contemporary home. It's all about the color and texture you choose. The advances in modern granite fabrication have also rendered granite to be an affordable luxury.
Quartzite is a quartz-rich sandstone that has been metamorphosed. It is a very hard and solid stone and when polished has high gloss marble-like appearance. Among other characteristics Quartzite is known for its hardness and great durability, resistance to extreme temperatures, and for its overall beauty. While some quartzite’s are very dense and resistant to water absorption, others are very porous and require the application of heavy-duty sealer, to protect its surface against water absorption and staining. There are many choices in quartzite color tones such as earthy, creamy neutrals and warm subtle tones perfect for a delicate environment and soft design concept.
Travertine is a light-colored limestone. It is a calcium carbonate rock deposited around lime-rich springs and lakes. When the water evaporates, it leaves behind layers of dissolved limestone and other minerals, giving it its banded appearance. Its natural pits and holes, made by bubbles in the hot springs where it was formed are the responsible factors for its distinctive character. The holes are normally filled with synthetic resins or cements for easier maintenance, and add to the stone's unique character. Travertine is generally used for floors, walls and for outside as cladding and pavement, but it can be often found in the exterior surfaces of buildings to deliver a peaceful, serene and just beautiful environment.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock that is formed at the bottom of lakes and seas, as organic matters settle to the bottom. As more and more layers build up over thousands and millions of years, adding more and more weight, the heat and pressure cause chemical reactions to take place to harden the sediments into solid stone. It consists mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals. Colors may range from creamy whites and yellows to browns and blacks that impart warmth and calmness, making it an ideal option for today's casual, serene and comfortable environments. The soft beiges and tans are suitable for bathrooms, fireplaces, counters and floors, although they are also appropriate for exterior applications.
Onyx is a variety of cryptocrystalline quartz in which the forming bands are parallel and regular. Its appearance is most striking when the bands are of a sharply contrasting color. Onyx, along with alabaster and lapis lazuli is considered a semi-precious stone. In ancient times it was used for the creation of jewelry, vases and other ornaments. In contemporary décor Onyx is gaining popularity as an interior design material for properties in the top end of the residential and commercial market. Onyx is quite rare, and exotic, some say it provides comfort, relieves stress, and calms the heart. Even though it is a beautiful stone, it is also calcareous and prone to etching and staining from acids such as lemons, alcohol, and other household cleaners, requiring a lot of care and maintenance.
For over two decades Stone Surfaces Inc. has been improving homes and businesses throughout Florida and the Caribbean. We are a one-stop-shop providing comprehensive solutions and services including fabrication and installation of quality marble and granite stones.
Equipped with a modern workshop with state of the art tools, machinery, highly trained personnel and up-to-date manufacturing techniques, we have completed a diversity of projects ranging from private residencies, to hotels, restaurants, banks, stores, the hospitality industry and numerous commercial accounts.
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