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Basic Stone Information

This page is designed to be a growing collection of information regarding natural and engineered stone. Each stone has its own characteristics. This is meant to give you reference information that may prove helpful.

  • Granite

    Since the term granite is used to describe a variety of stone we will use term natural granite. Natural granite is the granite rock that forms in nature. Here is some information regarding natural granite.

  • Limestone

    Natural limestone is used to describe a variety of stone that contains particular minerals. Natural limestone forms in nature around water in more than one way. Here is some information regarding natural limestone.

  • Marble

    Natural marble is used to describe a variety of stone that contains particular minerals. Natural marble forms in nature via heating and pressurization of limestone. Here is some information about marble.

  • Quartzite

    This article offers some basic reference information about the natural quartzite stone. It briefly mentions some advantages & drawbacks to quartzite as well as maintenance and care.

  • Sandstone

    Get a quick description of the properties of natural sandstone and an overview of how it is formed including the colors that it is available in, its hardness, and how to go about caring for it.

  • Slate

    See what kinds of applications make use of this unique natural stone material, learn about its advantages and disadvantages when used for a building material, and learn how to care for and maintain it.

  • Soapstone

    Find out what makes soapstone unique and see how to care for it and the minerals that compose this interesting, highly heat resistant, and stain resistant natural stone surface material.