Granite is one of the most popular natural stone for home decoration. Granite forms from the crystallization of magma or lava below Earth’s surface. Because of its volcanic nature, granite stones are heat resistant. Also, granite is exceptionally durable which makes it scratch resistant and you cannot cut granite stones with regular knives. Granite composes of mainly quartz and a variety of minerals which brings it with unique patterns of different color options special to your home decoration. These characteristics of granite stones makes it popular for kitchen countertops. At Columbus Granite, we have lots of Granite slabs with a variety of color options to create your dream kitchen.
Quartzite carries similar features to granite for the most part; it is a heat and scratch resistant natural stone. It has a similar name to “quartz countertops” yet they are totally different from the formation perspective as well as features perspective. Soft quartzite on the other hand carries similar characteristics to “marble countertops”. Both soft and hard quartzite comes in light colors similar to marble. Quartzite countertops have increasing its market share day by day with the natural look they have appropriate to todays design trends. Taj Mahal Quartzite, Sea Pearl Quartzite, Infinity White Quartzite are some of the most popular color options of this type.
Marble is a metamorphic rock which shapes from limestone under high heat and pressure. Marble has a wide variety of use because of its beauty and many people are using it for home decoration especially for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanity tops. Although it is heat resistant, if you put a hot pot over it might change its color. Granite Columbus has many options for Marble.
Travertine is a form of limestone which is mainly used for building materials. Travertine is composed of carbonate minerals deposited by hot springs such as Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth Hot Springs. Travertine is a soft and absorbent stone due to its composition, therefore we do not recommend travertine for kitchen countertops. Granite Columbus does not carry travertine slabs in stock all the time due to low demand. Please feel free to contact us if you are looking for travertine countertops so we will be able to direct you some of the natural stone suppliers in Columbus Ohio area.
Limestone is a sedimentary stone composed of calcium carbonate and is mainly used for floor tiles, stone facings, and many different purposes. Because of its soft and porous nature, we do not recommend limestone for kitchen countertops, but it can be an elegant option for low trafficking areas such as master bedroom vanities. Columbus Granite does not carry limestone slabs in stock all the time but feel free to call us to check our inventory and we will happy to direct you to some of the limestone suppliers in Columbus if we do not have the material in stock.
Onyx is a natural stone which is becoming more popular because of its translucent nature. This unique feature allows light to pass through and creates a shiny, glamorous, and stunning look for onyx stone. However, onyx is soft, highly fragile and requires lots of maintenance. Therefore, onyx stone is generally used for bar tops instead of kitchen countertops. Columbus Granite does not carry onyx slabs in stock.
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock composed mainly of talc and other minerals. Because of its composition, soapstone is non-porous, non-absorbent, heat resistant and easy to shape. These characteristics makes soapstone ideal for home decorations such as kitchen countertops, vanity tops, fireplace etc. Soapstone is the only natural stone does not need sealing because of its non-porous nature and it makes it anti-bacterial. Soapstone does not have many color options and we have some in our stock.