Granite is a natural stone widely used for its resistance to scratches, high temperatures and hard surface. A common application for granite is for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and fireplace surrounds. This stone is made up of feldspar and mica along with the cooling of hot molten lava contribute to the large selection of colors and unique features of the stone.
Marble has always been associated with luxury. It is a metamorphic rock that recrystallizes from limestone or dolomite. Marble typically has veins, streaks or clouds and can vary in color as a result of the various mineral impurities. Common uses for Marble are in the bathroom or for fireplace mantles.
Quartz is a hard crystalline material. It is very easy to clean, requiring only soap and water. Quartz is a common mineral so it is available in a variety of colors and is used in applications for the kitchen and bathroom.
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock that is naturally quarried. However, unlike other quarried stones, soapstone is very densy, making it resistant to stains. Because soapstone is impenetrable, it is commonly used in chemistry labs and acid rooms.