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.
Often architects and designers choose stone based only on its color properties. Those who sell and work with stone should better understand the proper selection to aid the architect and designer. In selecting any stone for high-traffic commercial applications, there are several factors that must be considered.