What is the difference between granite and quartzstone?
In short, granite is 100% natural stone while quartz is engineered. As the magma within the earth cools, it forms into granite. The granite is then mined and cut into slabs for installation into your home. Quartzstone is formed using a mixture of stone chips, resins, and pigments. The mixture is heated to form the final product for use in your home.
What’s the differences between marble, soapstone, limestone, and other natural stone products?
The key difference between different natural stone types is how they were formed.
Marble – is a metamorphic stone, the result of other rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite, undergoing profound physical and chemical change due to heat and pressure within the Earth.
Limestone – is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms and crystals from (sand) from other types of rock.
Travertine – is also a sedimentary rock, a type of limestone formed by geothermally-heated, supersaturated alkaline water like mineral springs or hot springs.
Onyx – is formed in caves as stalactites and stalagmites drip to form this precious stone.
Soapstone – is a metamorphic rock, also known as a talc-schist. It is composed primarily from the clay mineral talc.
Basalt – is an igneous rock, formed from cooled volcanic lava.
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