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Natural Stone, a unique choice for a unique you!
Natural Stone is one of the most beautiful products to have as a countertop. Each slab can vary giving your kitchen a unique one of a kind look. Natural Stone comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Selections include granite, marble, quartzite, and more. Below a photo and brief description of the options will be included. Granite continues to be the most popular choice in the category. Please view our Stone Inventory for selections available at our location.
Various Types of Stone
General Information/Applications/Care & Maintenance
Stone is a product of nature and variances in color, pattern, veining and shading are considered normal. Photos and samples will only be a representation of the slab. The overall performance will not be affected by the natural occurring variances.
Some varieties of stone will show water marks, such as marble. This is considered normal and will dissipate. Travertine and Limestone will show these as well. Any lighter stone with a veining pattern will have a higher rate of absorption due to how it was formed in the earth's crust. On the other hand, darker colors tend to be more dense and have a lower rate of absorption.
Stone can be used for a variety of applications. Please see the list below to assist you as you plan your design.
- Indoor Kitchens
- Tub Surrounds
- Tub Decks
- Tub Splashes
- Shower Walls
- Vanity Areas
- Fireplace Surrounds
- Fireplace Hearths
- Desk Tops
- Table Tops
- Bar Areas
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Recreational Spaces
Care and maintenance varies depending on the variety of stone your client has selected. With most varieties, semi annual to annual sealing is necessary. Your client can do the water drop test to verify if the countertop requires sealing. Your client can put a few drops of water on the top. Watch the droplets, if they stay beaded up like water on glass, sealing is not required. If the droplets start to flatten out and absorb into the stone, sealing is required. Use only products specifically for stone sealing.
For daily care, please use a PH balanced cleanser (mild) for your stone countertops. Dry after cleaning to prevent streaking, especially on darker colors. Always use trivets before placing hot pots/pans on the countertop. Do not stand or sit on countertops. Please note that Stone does not have a warranty on the material because it is a product of nature. Here at Conceptual Designs, we offer a one year workmanship warranty on Natural Stone projects.
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