Misconceptions

Did you know...

​That pricier granite does not necessarily mean it is a better quality?

The real factors that impact cost & quality:

  1. Where does it come from? This can impact the labor rate to mine the product.
  2. How much does it cost to get here?
  3. ​Was it a large or small product that was mined, and how easy was it to get out of the mountain/ quarry? Natural fissures and cracks make the mining process more difficult. The stone may need to be treated, and fissures or cracks may need to be filled in with resin. A fiberglass mesh may also be applied to the back of the product in order to help hold the stone together. Because of these factors, lower-quality stones could at times be priced similar to higher-quality stones. 
  4. Harder stones such as Quartzite tend to be pricier as well, as they are more difficult to cut out of the mountain. 



Engineered Stone

Quartz, a type of engineered stone, has a more contemporary look and typically has a more solid color. This type of stone is good for almost everything, including kitchens, fireplaces and bathrooms. 

Granite

Because of the various natural designs and colors within granite, it has much more character than other stones. This type of stone is good for almost everything, including kitchens, fireplaces and bathrooms. 

Marble

Marble is a calcium-based product. It is softer than stone which makes it good for a master bath, fireplaces, or powder rooms that do not receive excess use. Because it can stain and etch, it is not recommended for kids bathrooms, or places where products like tooth paste will cause etching. 

Stone Age 

Granite & Marble Works

Kitchens

Bathrooms

Fireplaces

Barbecues

Counter/ Table Tops


Engineered Stone vs. Granite vs. Marble