Glossary

Dolomite

A crystalline variety of limestone containing in excess of 40 percent magnesium carbonate as the dolomite molecule.

Granite

A very hard, crystalline, igneous rock, composed of feldspar, quartz and lesser amounts of dark ferromagnesium materials.

Lapitec

Sintered Stone - a product that is long lasting and completely weather proof. Every slab is resistant to acids, alkalis, deep abrasions, fire, frost and is unaffected by UV rays.

Marble

A metamorphic crystalline rock composed predominantly of crystalline grains of calcite, dolomite, or serpentine.

Natural Quartz

A silicon dioxide mineral that occurs in colorless and transparent or colored hexagonal crystals or in crystalline masses. One of the hardest minerals of abundance.

Onyx

A frequently translucent and generally layered, cryptocrystalline calcite with colors in pastel shades, particularly off white, yellow, tan, green and others.

Limestone

A sedimentary rock composed primarily of calcite or dolomote. Most varieties of limestone exhibit a minimum amount of graining or bedding direction.

Quantra

Engineered quartz surface consisting of the finest raw materials to ensure the product stays “new” and retains its superior properties being hygienic and easily maintained. NSF Food Zone Certified.

Quartzite

A dense, hard metamorphic quartz based stone typically formed from sandstone. In some deposits intrusion of minerals during the formation process create unusual coloration.

Semi-Precious

Individual stone specimens, i.e., agates, gems or crystals hand-selected for beauty, purity, and homogeneity then combined with a clear epoxy or acrylic resin that binds and hardens.

Slate

A very fine grained metamorphic rock derived from sedimentary shale rock, with excellent parallel cleavage, and may be split easily into relatively thin slabs.

Travertine

A variety of limestone formed by precipitation from hot springs. Greater porosity than other types of natural stone.

Vetrazzo

Consists of up to 85% post-consumer recycled glass (windows, windshields, laboratory glass, stained glass and traffic lights) and a cement binder.

Epic

Porcelain slab is impact, chemical, heat, water & fire resistant, suitable for residential & commercial countertop, floor & wall applications.