Semi Precious stone slabs combine the beauty of nature and human craftsmanship. Every semi precious stone is cut one at a time and then combined with resin binder to create a surface. Numerous colors and designs add the element of luxury and artistic appeal to any project. Semi precious stone can be used for different applications including kitchen countertops, vanities and on walls. Additionally, many semi-precious surfaces are slightly translucent and can be illuminated through backlighting to create a lavish, unique environment.
Granite is one of the world’s most popular stones and a favored countertop material in most projects today. In addition to quartz, it is also made up of feldspar and mica and is formed in hundreds of colors. Granite is usually predominantly white, pink or grey in color but vary depending on their mineralogy. This natural stone is quarried worldwide but most often from Brazil, Spain, India and China. The only natural stones harder than granite are rubies, sapphires and diamonds. This means it has a very durable surface and is easy to maintain. Therefore, granite is an ideal choice when performance, color, texture, ease of maintenance and durability are of the highest importance. Because this stone is so hard and tough, it has been used throughout history as a construction stone so this is a testament of how durable this material is. Granite is a great idea to use in your next kitchen, bathroom or exterior project whether it be as flooring, wall cladding or countertops because of its resistance to the elements. It is resistant to many household chemicals, heat, stains and scratches. Therefore, this stone will maintain its integrity and never show any wear and tear. At Elements Room we carry a wide array of colors and designs of this material and we are eager to provide knowledge and make the choice easier for you.
Quartzite is a hard, metamorphic rock which starts out as sandstone and is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure related to tectonic compression. Quartzite’s density makes it mostly resistant to erosion and volatile weather, which allows for applications such as wall coverings, roofing tiles, as well as flooring and stair steps. Today, quartzite is becoming increasingly popular indoor as a decoration piece and for countertop surfaces. Pure quartzite is usually a neutral color, varying from white to gray, but it can also form in various shades of pink and red due to varying amounts of iron oxide.
Marble is a metamorphic rock formed when limestone undergoes intense heat and pressure and is found primarily across Europe and India. Although most commonly white, marble can form in a range of colors, dependent on its mineral combination, like black, green, pink and grey. Color and true beauty will intensify over time and with use. Typically softer than granite, marble tends to stain, etch and scratch more easily, so it is recommended to always have marble sealed. Marble is used for countertop surfaces, fireplaces, bar-tops, backsplashes and bathroom designs.