We Can Help You Choose Stone, Granite, or Marble
With an investment as large as stone flooring or granite countertops, it can be difficult to decide what is best for you. Marble Lite Inc. in New York, New York, has put together a brief guide to picking the material to best suit your home or office. Before you hire us for fabrication, look over the materials available. If you are looking to replace existing granite, stone, or marble, call us about restoration services to save you money.
Engineered stone is composed of 93% quartz particles. It is available in a larger range of colors than granite and has a nonporous surface that resists scratches, acids, and stains. It's easy to maintain without the annual sealing required by natural stone. Some brands on the market include DuPont Zodiaq™, LG Viatera™, Cambria Quartz™, and Silestone™.
Granite is the countertop material of choice when money is not a consideration, although the continually dropping price, due to granite's popularity, is beginning to make it more affordable. It defines elegance in a kitchen, contributing to the beauty of even the most modest kitchen. Granite holds up to heat and has the second highest hardness rating after diamonds. Other qualities of granite worth considering include: Comes in Almost 3,000 Colors | Looks Permanent & Substantial | Lasts a Lifetime | Nearly Maintenance-Free | Increases the Value of the Home
Because of its extremely high price tag, marble is not often seen on the countertops of whole kitchens. We recommend using it on an island or inset as a baking center for an elegant, luxurious look without the cost. Marble stains easily and therefore requires constant maintenance, although some new sealers retard staining. It is an incredibly beautiful addition to your kitchen that is both waterproof and heatproof.