Granite, Marble, Limestone, Quartzite, Travertine, Onyx and Slate are all natural stones with specific characteristics making each perfect for different applications in your home or building.
Types of Natural Stone
Marble is a crystallized stone formed from intense heat and pressure. It's sweeping lines, beautiful colors and high polish convey a look of elegance and prosperity like no other material. Available in many colors from around the world, Stone Surfaces specializes in fine Greek marbles.
Limestone is a sedimentary stone comprised primarily of calcium deposits. It has been used indoors and outdoors throughout the history of mankind to create some of the world's most famous architecture.
Slate is a dense, metamorphic rock produced by the compression of various sediments such as clay and shale. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, it is available in a smooth or cleft finish.
Soapstone is a dark grey or green variety of talc. Softer to the touch than other stones, it gives the feeling of rubbing a piece of dry soap. A popular choice when trying to achieve an old fashioned or rustic look.
Onyx is a fine grained form of quartz with bands of different colors. It is translucent, creating a spectacular effect when backlit. Available in a variety of colors.
This is an amazing material. It is naturally strong, resists heat and is hard to stain. Quartzite is formed from sandstone and quartz together under a great deal of heat and pressure. The empty grains of sandstone are filled with quartz. This process makes quartzite harder than quartz. View colors available at Stone Surfaces.
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs. It often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties. It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate in a limestone cave. In the latter, it can form stalactites, stalagmites, and other speleothems. It is frequently used in Italy and elsewhere as a building material.