Selecting a Material
What is the difference between granite, quartz, marble, and quartzite?
Granite is the strongest out of all natural stones. It is the most resistant to staining, scratching, and heat.
Quartz is a manmade material that is artificially colored and more durable than granite. Due to the fact that quartz is a manmade material, there is less variation among slabs. Discoloration can occur when quartz is exposed to UV rays, however, quartz countertops are also maintenance-free and do not require any sealing or polishing.
Marble is a natural stone, like granite, but it is more porous, meaning it is a softer stone. This makes marble more susceptible to staining and scratches. Marble is known for its beautiful and unique veining.
Quartzite is a natural stone that originated as sandstone. It is comparable to granite in terms of hardness and durability but resembles the appearance of marble. Since quartzite is a porous stone, it must be sealed to protect it.
What is the difference between leathered and polished slabs?
A polished finish offers a high-gloss shine, whereas a leathered finish is matte and offers more texture. Leathered finishes are better at concealing fingerprints, smudges, and water spots.
Why does some material cost more than others?
The price of material depends on its popularity, how exotic it is, where it’s coming from, the color and quality, among other factors.
What materials are suitable for outdoor living spaces?
We recommend using granite outdoors, as it is the most durable in handling extreme temperatures and the least resistant to fading from the sun.
What if you don’t have the material I am looking for?
We can go online and look at a live inventory from all of our vendors to find what you’re looking for.
Are remnants priced differently than full slabs?
Yes, there is a cost saving to using a remnant, but it varies depending on the material.
Can I purchase materials without fabrication and/or installation?
Yes. Neither is required to purchase materials, but we deny any liability for any damage that occurs once the slab has left our lot and/or the responsibility of loading onto your vehicle and securing properly.
Are different edges available other than the 5 listed on the website?
We can do custom edges at an additional cost.
How thick are the slabs?
Slabs are available in 1cm, 2cm, 3cm.
Can I bring samples home?
Absolutely. We recommend that customers bring samples home to see if they like how the material looks in the actual space.
Why does my slab look different from the one I saw online?
All slabs vary depending on the “family” they come from. Unless it is a manmade product, there will be variation in the veining and coloring of slabs. We do our best to match slabs if multiple slabs are needed for a project.