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MARBLE - EXQUISITE APPEARANCE AND TENACITY

  • Once only for the privileged, marble is nowadays a beautiful, practical, and affordable option for anyone's home or business. Marble adds prestige to a structure like no other material. Marble can be chosen for all kitchen and bar countertops, bathroom vanities, shower and spa areas, floors, foyers, fireplaces and walls. Marble is well-suited for wet areas, easy to maintain, and an extremely hygienic surface - best used for bathrooms.
  • Marble - main features:
       - Beauty
       - Durability
       - Water resistance
       - Wide range of colours
  • Most commonly, marble comes with a polished finish. When polished, marble is positively brilliant. Marble has been used since ancient times to build some of the world's most magnificent structures, many of which still stand today as testaments to its durability. A symbol of grandeur and refinement, marble was the medium of choice for ancient Greek and Roman architects and sculptors. For example, the Parthenon, built with marble 2,500 years ago as a tribute to the goddess Athena, still attracts historians and tourists from around the world. The Venus de Milo, in Italy, created between 100 and 130 B.C., was sculpted from marble. In the 17th century, marble was the mainstay in the building of the majestic Taj Mahal, in India.
  • Marble is essentially limestone-calcium carbonate that has, over a great period of time, undergone metamorphism, or the recrystallization of already-solid rock, amid the heat and pressure of the earth's crust. Marble comes in many forms. At its purest, marble is white. It's the impurities that occur naturally in marble, however, that provide marble's unique characteristics, such as countless colours and random patterns.
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GRANITE - VERSATILE PARTNER IN HOME DECOR

  • Granite is a symbol of strength and durability for a very good reason-it's one of the hardest naturally occurring substances on the planet. As such, granite is highly resistant to heat, cold, the elements, and the ages. Granite is such a versatile material; it stands many different types of finishing and can be successfully used in pretty much any building project. In a polished finish, granite is almost indestructible - best used for kitchens / bathrooms.
  • Granite - Main features:
       - Beauty
       - High durability
       - High water resistance
       - High stain and acid resistance
       - High impact and scratch resistance
       - Wide range of colours
  • Granite is the most popular choice for worktops, countertops, vanity tops.
  • Examples of famous structures built with large amounts of granite include the Washington Monument and the Great Wall of China. And, of course, there's Mount Rushmore, which is actually a gigantic granite sculpture.
  • Granite is a hard, coarse-grained igneous rock formed when magma-or molten rock-solidifies in the earth's crust. For the most part, granite contains feldspar, quartz, and mica. The colours in granite are caused by the minerals and other organic matter present when the granite was in its molten state.
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QUARTZ - COMBINED FORCES OF MAN AND NATURE

  • While quartz as a building material doesn't have the history of marble and granite, it does have the hardness. In fact, quartz is harder than marble and about as hard as granite. Quartz is difficult to damage and provides a hygienic surface.
  • Quartz is a high-performance, low-maintenance material that can be used as an alternative to marble or granite in just about any application. It serves as an outstanding material for countertops, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds and shower areas.
  • Although quartz is the most plentiful mineral on the earth's surface, it can't be used in its natural state for countertops or decorative effects because it doesn't form into huge solid deposits as granite and marble do. So quartz is engineered-or manufactured-by man in much the same way Mother Nature makes marble, although much more quickly, of course.
  • Quartz - Main features:
       - Modern, hi-tech of stone manufacturing
       - Beauty
       - High overall resistance
       - High durability
       - High water resistance
       - High stain and acid resistance
       - High impact and scratch resistance
       - Wide range of colours, even custom made
  • Quartz is a very popular option for commercial structures that experience high traffic. You'll find quartz incorporated in hotels, hospitals, shopping centres, offices, banks, schools, governmental buildings, and upscale restaurants and clubs.
  • In the quartz-manufacturing process, raw quartz crystals are ground and combined with a resin, which serves as a bonding agent, and pigment. That mix is then heated and compacted (just as marble is compacted in the earth's crust) to form quartz, an impenetrable surface material. Engineered quartz is about 93 percent natural quartz crystals and 7 percent binders and pigment.
  • Quartz is also available in colours that don't exist in nature, and quartz provides exceptional consistency in colour, texture, and pattern. Some manufacturers produce quartz that looks just like marble and other natural stone. And because it is virtually nonporous, quartz doesn't require a sealant as do marble and some granites.
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