What is Granite?
Granite is one of the most durable architectural building stones. It is an igneous rock – meaning it is formed when molten laval cools and becomes solid. Its increasing popularity is a testament to its beauty, versatility and consistency. Widely used in commercial and residential applications, granite is ideal for tile floors, walls and countertops, as well as exterior applications. It is quarried worldwide, with the most exotic colors coming from Brazil, India, Finland, North America, China and Southern Africa. New quarries are discovered each year further enhancing color choices and keeping prices reasonable.
What is Marble?
Marble is a natural rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals mainly used for sculpture and construction. Many pieces of marble are quarried in the United States, mainly in Georgia, Alabama, Vermont and Colorado. Marble also comes from Italy, Greece, Sweden, Romania, Russia and Germany. Spectrum Stone Designs imports marble from around the world — and ships it from various domestic states — to fabricate the perfect marble countertop, fireplace surround or other focal point for your home.
What is Quartz?
Quartz is the second most abundant mineral on earth. It is one of the hardest natural stones available, making it perfect for countertops, fireplace surrounds and bars. Quartz is known for not only its strength, but also its durability, making it an ideal natural stone for your next project.