Types of Natural Stone We Work With
Marble is metamorphic - meaning it is formed by heat and great pressure. Its characteristics include a wide variety and mixture of colours. The veins found in marble are created by the interaction of mineral deposits with geological activity. Marble can take a high polish due to its hard surface.
Limestone is sedimentary - meaning it is formed by the action of water and great pressure. Its characteristic colours include neutrals, off-white, beige, tan, taupe, light blue gray. The look of limestone is created by the interaction of sediment deposits and shells with geological activity. Limestone finishes are usually honed. Typically, limestone does not hold a high gloss polish.
Travertine is sedimentary - meaning it is formed by the action of water, pressure and heat. Its characteristic colours include neutrals, off white, beige, tan and yellow. The look of travertine is created by the interaction of gas, shells and water with geological activity. Travertine finishes are usually honed, some will hold a polish.
Granite is igneous - meaning it is formed by extreme heat and volcanic action. Its characteristic colours include a wide variety and mixes of colours. Granite can take a high polish.
Slate is metamorphic - meaning it is formed under great pressure from sediment. It has a wide variety of characteristic colours that often vary widely. Slate has a natural cleft finish.
Terrazzo is manufactured. Composite of natural marble chippings and/or other durable aggregates set in a cement matrix with added colour pigment. The terrazzo aggregate colour and composition is exposed by grinding and polishing the surface after the matrix has set.
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