What Stone is Right for your Project?

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Published on February 19, 2014

Author: wilmaarida



Browse this overview of the qualities and applications of common types of stone used in construction and home improvement to determine which is best for your project.

What kind of stone should you use for your home improvement project?

Granite Granite is heat-resistant scratch-resistant stain-resistant It won’t blister, is simple to maintain, and is naturally sanitary. Each granite countertop is unique.

Marble The beautiful veining in marble comes from impurities in the original limestone. It has a cool brightness that can be hard to find in other types of stone. It is possible to stain or scratch, but if you take proper care of it marble will last for years.

Onyx Not just for jewelry, onyx creates a rare and unique look. It is translucent, so you can create special lighting effects with it. It is softer than granite or marble, but onyx is great for kitchen backsplashes, bathroom countertops, and other places.

Travertine Travertine reflects light, so it will brighten up any room. It comes in a huge variety of colors and patterns. It may need to be resealed every few years, and it is very reactive to acids, so keep that in mind.

Slate Slate will withstand high-traffic usage and constant freezing and thawing. It is also naturally resistant to fading, damage, and chemicals. These properties make slate a great option for both outdoor and indoor applications including floors, walkways, fireplaces, and more.

Limestone Limestone has been one of the most popular building materials for millennia, both indoors and out. It has a muted quality, which means that it can complement many aesthetics. Limestone is fairly fragile compared to stones like granite, but it can also be cut and shaped easily.

Quartz Quartz is stain-resistant and easy to maintain. It is naturally scratch-resistant and nonporous, so it is great for food preparation. Some suppliers use processes that make colors possible that were never before available in stone.

Tile Tile can be quick to install and can be easily replaced when you’re ready for something new. It can last for years with proper cleaning and maintenance. The extensive variety of tile materials make them appropriate for enhancing nearly any project.

About Us At Wholesale Granite Marble & Tile we specialize in installing and servicing your granite countertops, quartz countertops, and marble tile in the surrounding Philadelphia, PA metro.

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