Natural Stone Designs fabricates and installs the highest quality natural and engineered stone, including granite, quartz, marble, soapstone, and fuez countertops for kitchen and bath.
Architects and interior designers often choose granite for its natural beauty, strength and durability. Granite is a dense, coarse-grained natural stone and is one of the hardest materials on earth, ranking not far below diamonds and quartz. As an igneous rock, it was once molten deep within the earth, and was formed as it gradually cooled. The small flecks seen within granite are minerals and some types of granite have colored veins similar to marble.
Granite can be used both indoors and outdoors (even in the wet Pacific Northwest) and is available in colors, textures, and finishes suitable for any design project. Most popular on kitchen countertops and vanities, you can also find it in offices as reception desks or conference tables, and as a table surface in fine restaurants. Architectural use includes stairs and copings, window sills and moldings, columns and cladding panels. Elegant granite choices include:
Granite: Azul Bahia (Blue Bahia) – Deep blue and grey swirls on white
Granite: Black Galaxy (Black Star, Midnight) – Deep black with specks of copper
Granite: Blue Pearl – Dark blue with flecks of black and grey
Granite: Cambrian Black – Silver grey with streaks of black
Granite: Crema Bordeaux – Medium gray with deep burgundy veining
Granite: Typhoon Bordeaux – Gold veins on white and gray with swathes of burgundy
Marble is another natural stone chosen by architects and interior designers for its sophisticated, upscale look. Its classic elegance and ease of maintenance make it a luxurious choice for table tops, vanity tops, tub decks and showers.
Marble is a result of limestone that has withstood intense heat and extreme pressure. The transformation occurs when pressure from crystal collisions and heat from the earth’s core produce temperatures over 1800 degrees Farenheit. The changes in the crystalline structure and incorporation of other minerals produces the color variation and veining that are typical of marble. Beautiful marble choices include:
Marble: Brech de Vendome – Beige, gold, grey and purple
Marble: Carrara Marble – White or grayish-blue
Marble: Emperador Dark – Brown background with light brown and white crystal veins
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