Stone Types

 

Classic Granite Works offers four quality natural stones to create beautiful kitchens, bathrooms, showers, fireplaces and more. The following are the four stone types that we use:

Granite

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As a form of igneous rock, granite is composed primarily of quartz, alkalie, and felspar, and is a very dense stone, weighing from 150-190 pounds per cubic foot. The density adds to its strength. Compared to other stones, most Granites have a very small amount of liquid absorption, are abrasion resistant, have high compressive strength and do not react to most acids. Granite is made of large mineral grains that fit tightly together, which is where its name came from. The quartz and feldspar that compose it are harder than steel. This makes granite desirable for buildings and for ornamental purposes such as countertops, gravestones, and other applications.

Granite takes a good polish and resists weathering and acid rain. It can be cut in any shape, and it is virtually unscratchable.

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Quartz

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Quartz surfaces are of pure natural quartz minerals and safe inorganic pigments bound with resin.  All Quartz material is a pure solid surface that is non-porous to allows for easy cleaning. Quartz comes in a variety of different patterns which include solids, granite patterns and could vein colors. Quartz holds a modern style, a trend that is leading architects and designers to use this product in most of their future projects.

We provide our Quartz through the following companies. Click on any of the following logos to view the colors they offer:

CAESARSTONE

VICOSTONE

ZODIAQ

Marble

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Marble is a type of Metamorphic Rock and is composed of Calcite, Dolomite, and Serpentine, and has a variety of densities. Many are lighter than granites, while others are similar. Marble may not be suitable for kitchen countertops due to the increased possibility of scratching and staining, higher water absorption rate, and lower abrasion resistance compared to granite. Marble is also reactive to common acids used in a kitchen such as, citrus juice, tomato juice, and acids found in wine. These can etch the polish. Marble must be properly sealed to protect the glossy finish.

Impractical for the kitchen, Marble makes an elegant counter surface for bathroom vanities and offices. Marble renders many more colors and patterns to choose from, with rich veining, and deep contrasting colors. Marble is also an excellent choice for bathroom floors, tub decks and showers.

Slate

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Slate is a type of Metamorphic Rock, and unlike marble, is composed of Quartz and Mica. It is chemically stable when compared to marble and limestone, thus, kitchen acids do not affect this surface. It has a high density similar to granite, has an abrasion resistance similar to marble and a very low water absorption rate. Slate has variegated patterns from black, greens, browns, and gold and comes in a variety of colors. Slate comes in both a honed (smooth) finish, as well as a cleft (split) finish. It is a suitable surface for flooring, kitchen counter-tops and bathrooms, including showers, tubs, and vanities. Slate involves little maintenance, and with minimal sealing, will endure for years.

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