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We often say we deal with three basic stone types: Sedimentary, Metamorphic, and Igneous
Sedimentary Stone is formed when deposits of organic and inorganic materials collect from the effects of glaciers, rivers, winds, plant growth, etc. These are then bonded together by heat and pressure over periods of millions of years. Examples are: Sandstone, Limestone, Soapstone, Fossil Stone, and Travertine.
Metamorphic Stone is formed as a result of changes in mineralogy / texture due to physical or chemical changes in the environment. Examples are: Marble and Slate.
Igneous Stone is formed from volcanic material such a magma. An example is: Quartz Granite countertops.
The reality is that there are thousands of "named" variations of these types.
It's Really True! NO Two Pieces of Stone Are Truly Alike.
All types of stone have variations in color or pattern, even within a type. It is this variation that also creates differences in the availability of certain colors and patterns.
For this reason we recommend using one craftsman and one source of stone for each area you are finishing. That way you can be assured you are getting the same quality and same stone from the same source for consistency. Savor the evaluation during your selection process, and anticipate the long-term satisfaction that a good choice will offer you.
Here are a few examples of the different types of stone we work with:
Slate & Quartzite