Granite is an igneous rock, formed by the crystallization of molten lava. Minerals within granite typically appear as small flecks throughout the stone, creating a “salt and pepper” look. Other types have veining similar to marble. Granite is a dense - grained, hard stone. It can be highly polished or finished in a variety of other ways. A broad spectrum of color is available. Granite countertops are both beautiful and durable, easy to clean, resistant to heat and scratches. The afford-ability of granites and the wide range of colors makes it a great material for both kitchens counters, bathrooms counters and tile flooring.
Classic and luxurious, these high quality marbles will make an impact. Formed from limestone & superheated to form crystalline structures, each slab is unique and can transform your kitchen into a work of art. Marble is a softer stone and reacts easily to acids, which can lead to etching and staining on the surface. Proper care of marble should be taken & sealed by a professional.
Quartzite is a very popular materials in the kitchen counter top market, known for its rich colors and elegant veining, many colors have a translucent appearance. Pure quartzite is usually white or gray; however, the presence of iron oxides and other minerals may cast pink, red, blue or even green tones through the material. If you prefer the beauty and color of quartzite, rest assured that you are selecting a material that is strong, beautiful, and very durable. Quartzite is a hard metamorphic rock originally formed as a sandstone with an above average resistance to scratches and abrasions. These materials may be more scratch resistant, they are not “scratch proof.”
Technological advancements in stone processing has allowed for the introduction of many new stone types. Traditionally granite, marble, and limestone represented the breadth of stone types. Specialty stones don’t necessarily fit into traditional categories and can have many different properties. Specialty stones have become some of the most sought after stones due to their unique beauty.
Limestone is a widely used, attractive stone for nearly any project, and is a good heat-resistant choice for kitchen countertops. Compared to other natural stone options, such as granite and marble, limestone is more porous than other stone, and usually light in color, so is more easily stained. Limestone also requires significant upkeep, however, when properly cared for limestone makes an affordable and sophisticated upgrade for your home. Limestone is a sedimentary stone, layered and formed from the skeletons and shells of sea creatures that lived in vast, warm seas millions of years ago.
DIFINITI quartz countertops and flooring products are comprised of quartz, granite or recycled glass held together with a pigmented binder. Including some of nature’s strongest minerals, DIFINITI is resistant to stains and scratches. Depth. Character. Clarity. DIFINITI provides consistency of color with extraordinary strength. Choose from an assortment of slab and tile colors within our stylish Collections. DIFINITI will add a signature style to your kitchen or bath that truly suits your lifestyle.
Monte Bianco Collection
Monte Bianco is a collection of the finest white marble of the region, produced by highly skilled craftsmen, to deliver a product of unparalleled quality. Deep in the Apuane Mountains of Tuscany, Italy lies the most beautiful white marble the world has ever known. It is here that the rich tradition of Italian marble production began, and it is this exquisite stone that has inspired so many throughout human history.
Diresco Belgian Quartz is an outstanding surface material that can be applied in a multitude of interior, commercial and residential applications. Quartz surfaces, with their numerous attributes, are the ideal solution for: countertops, vanities, floor tiles, fireplaces, windowsills, bar-tops and various other interior claddings. Knowing individual taste can vary considerably, Diresco provides a collection of quartz surfaces that will coordinate with your personal style. Whether you prefer a traditional, contemporary or transitional space, Diresco Belgian Quartz will provide you with an ideal surfacing solution.
The beautiful Vermont Danby Marble Collection offers a variety of elegant white marbles with exceptional performance and durability. Recognized as the most prestigious white marble in North America, Danby Marbles are featured on many historic landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial, US Senate Building and many other federal and state buildings. Located in Danby, Vermont this 100 year old quarry is the largest underground marble quarry in the world. The quarry’s 25 acre footprint and 1-1/2 mile depth offers capacity of 180,000 cubic feet per year offering the ability to accommodate the needs of almost any size project.
The appeal, rarity and beauty of gems have inspired legends and stories full of fantasy and adventure for centuries. Today the legend becomes a reality and with the availability of these collections. We have great pleasure in presenting to you our new Precioustone and Gemstone Collections. Each slab of these specially selected specimens has been painstakingly laid out and hand assembled by experienced craftspeople to take full advantage of the beauty of the precioustone collection. Visit our precioustone gallery located in Wheeling Il, and see these remarkable stones in person.
Nature and technology team up to produce unique results with these beautiful slabs. Patterns and finishes can be tailored thanks to the wide range of materials available and the use of innovative production techniques. The Natura Collection utilizes digital technology to etch unique designs into the stone. This can be done with lasers, water jets or other techniques depending on the stone and design. Designs can be done on over 500 different types of stones, making the possibilities endless.
Choose from any of our Onyx choices for a timeless & delicate look ranging in color from neutral to vibrant and with movement from moderately consistent to wild with naturally beautiful veining.