Granite is a primary choice for kitchen and bathroom countertops. It is available in a variety of colors with many different variations to compliment your design. Granite comes from quarries in Brazil, Italy, India, and dozens of other countries around the world. Granite is a practical choice for elegance with very little maintenance. Other materials can stain, scratch, or etch due to heat.
Marble is a timeless stone originally used by Greek and Roman sculptors and architects as a symbol of elegance and tradition. A favorite stone due to its colorful veining and swirls, marble can make any room truly stunning. Primarily found in bathrooms and used as fireplace surrounds, marble is a very durable and economical solution with standard maintenance and practical care.
Limestone is commonly used for various purposes, including fireplace surrounds, flooring, furniture, and vanity tops. Limestone is softer and more porous than other natural stones requiring regular maintenance. However, since Limestone is a material that can be molded easily, it is ideal for any type of complicated fabrication and as a result can be very cost effective.
Travertine is a natural stone used primarily in back splashes, tiles, paving patios, garden paths, showers, and vanity tops. Its main characteristics are the pitted holes and troughs in its surface. Travertine is resistant to heat and moisture, which makes it an excellent choice for many areas and surfaces.
Soapstone is a natural stone with a natural “earthy” look and feel. It is a soft stone frequently used for countertops, farmer sinks, vanity tops, and fireplace surrounds. Since Soapstone is resistant to heat and acids and has a very low absorption rate, making it stain-resistant and antibacterial, care for
this material is relatively easy. While some soapstones come from many places around the world, Alberene Soapstone is quarried locally in the mountains of Virginia.
Quartz is a natural surfacing product that is nonporous. It will not absorb food and liquids, which makes it an ideal choice for kitchens and bathrooms. The strength of quartz is a direct result of the way it is engineered. Quartz is a natural stone. It resists scratches and chips, and unlike other materials, it does not require polishing or sealing. Get a 10-year or limited lifetime warranty on the material except in cases of extreme heat, chemical spills, or placement of the material in entrance ways or outdoors. European Stone Concepts is an authorized fabricator of the following materials:
With the ever-changing priorities of the world today and a renewed commitment to make our planet a better place, companies strive to provide materials that meet environmental concerns. As a result, European Stone Concepts is authorized by these manufacturers to fabricate the following recycled materials to help in meeting eco-friendly goals.