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Hewn from the earth, cut with diamond saws, polished like glass, and shipped around the world, stone makes the most cosmopolitan of counters. It exists everywhere in the world, yet nowhere is it the same. Even from the same quarry, no two pieces are identical.
Natural stone is the most aesthetic and eco-friendly construction material known to mankind. There are many types of natural stone, each with distinguished properties and advantages. Some are ideally suited for larger applications, while some are better for aesthetically highlighting areas of your home.
We hear a lot these days about marble and granite, but you probably didn’t know that travertine is one of the most frequently used stones in modern architecture. It’s neutral and exotic coloring makes it a great partner with other stones like marble, granite and limestone.
Slate is no longer in the domain of chalkboards, pool tables, and roofs; it has entered the North American market for cladding in a big way. Along with the variety of colors and textures, slate is a stone consisting of rich tones, natural ridging, and earthy looks making it a versatile stone used in many indoor applications.
How about a stone that looks nice and fabricates about the same as granite, except a little faster? You’d think a lot of shops would be pushing their clients firmly toward this wonderful product — limestone — but most are running in the other direction.