Granite is a natural stone mined all over the world, most commonly in Brazil, India and Canada. Once removed from the mine, the granite is cut into more manageable slabs and polished by large machines which give it that smooth water like surface. Since granite is a natural stone no two slabs are ever identical, this gives customers a product that is unique to their home. With a wide variety of colours, grains and texture throughout the stone, there are many options to meet almost any design need. Granite can also be purchased in different finishes. The standard finish is a polished surface however some colours are also available with a honed or antiqued finish.
Granite is scratch and heat resistant; these qualities make it an ideal product for kitchen applications as well as a variety of different uses. Some other uses include bathroom vanities, tub surrounds, shower bases and table tops as well as fireplace surrounds and can even be used outdoors around barbeques.
Quartz Engineered Stone
Caesarstone is a manufactured product which combines crushed quartz, one of nature’s hardest materials, with high quality polymer resins and pigments. These materials are compacted under intense vibration, vacuum, and pressure which assures the slabs will be a dense and non-porous. Caesarstone products are manufactured with up to 93% crushed quartz. Due to the dense and non-porous nature of the manufactured surface, Caesarstone is scratch, stain, mold and mildew resistant, making it a virtually maintenance free and a desirable product for Kitchen and Bathroom countertops among other household applications.
Hanstone is a Canadian manufactured countertop material. The manufacturing plant utilizes locally resourced quartz mineral and employs the state of the art 5th generation Breton manufacturing process, the most technologically advanced quartz manufacturing system in the world. When considering LEED, HanStone is “carbon lite” by comparison with other quartz lines currently available. HanStone delivers added value for this enviromentally conscious society.
Quartz Engineered Stone by Santa Margherita is a precast material composed of quartz aggregate bonded with polyester resin. The natural hardness of quartz makes the product particularly resistant to acid agents, heat and scratches. It is suitable for a wide-range of applications, especially kitchen-tops, countertops for bars and resturants and for resilient floors in commericial applications.
*Please note: Santa Margherita is only available in the following colours: Caledonia, Othello, Pompei, Miami, Rodi, Camargue, Carnia, and Istria
Having a composition of 93% quartz and 7% polyster resin binder and pigments, Çimstone is produced with the advanced Italian technology of BRETON. Quartz offers Çimstone an unparalled strength and durability whereby the magic of toughness produced by quartz can’t be easily disturbed.
Please note that all information regarding quartz countertop surfaces is provided by the manufacturer.
For more information regarding the quartz products we offer, please feel free to visit the manufacturers website, provided below.