Information on Natural Stone before using Care Kits
An excellent choice for kitchen countertops or worktops, floors particularly shopping centres, and other heavily traffic surface areas
Granite is one of the most popular natural stones on the world market form interior and exterior buildings and is quarried from the mountains of Italy, the U.S.A, India, and dozens of other countries around the globe, .
It comes out of the ground in an array of striking various colors and patterns, granite's tough durability and longevity make it perfect for kitchen worktop or countertops and other heavily used surfaces, including table tops and domestic and industrial floors.
compared to some man made surfaces that scratch easily and melt under hot pots and pans while granite on the other hand resists the heat.
Granite has the following characteristics is has high bacteria-resistant qualities for kitchen surfaces, and it is not affected by citric acid, coffee, tea, alcohol, or wine and other beverages. It is almost impossible to scratch or score, and with careful cleaning and maintenance will not easily stain under normal everyday use. Use a granite care maintenance kit from www.granitepolish.co.uk
In tests that compared granite with engineered stone, ceramic tile, laminate, butcher block, and other manufactured surfaces. Granite came top of the list with overall performance rating as a kitchen worktop or countertop natural material.
Because of these characteristics and its exceptional strength, granite is now used in exterior applications such as floor cladding, street paving, and street curbing walk ways.
Ideal for foyers, bathrooms, floors, and hearths.
Marble is mined in the mountainous regions of Canada, Italy, Germany, Spain, the U.S., and other countries around the world.
Because of its natural beauty and elegance, marble is a common choice for kitchen worktops or countertops, domestic and commercial flooring, entrance halls, fireplace surrounding and mantles, interior and exterior wall covering, and window sill boards.
Marble adds a property value and class to your home, and its wonderful look, cooling characteristics and ease of care and maintenance makes it a natural selection for floors, wall coverings, table tops, and bathroom and wet-rooms, walls, commercial and domestic floors, vanity tops and shower areas.
Another option for kitchen designers and homeowners is using another natural stone called "serpentine" for kitchen counters. Sometimes called the "green" marble, serpentine is not a true marble but has a marble-like look about it.
It is not sensitive to citric acid and other everyday house hold product because it is magnesium-silicate based
Travertine, Limestone, Sandstone & Slate
Great for your home or business, interior and exterior adding property value and a touch of class and style
slate are other examples of natural stone often used in industrial and residential building applications.
Travertine is a type of limestone and one of the most desired natural stones for interior and exterior wall coverings, interior and exterior street paving
Limestone is widely used as a building stone because it is readily available and easy to handle. Popular applications include countertops, flooring, interior and exterior wall cladding, and exterior paving.
Slate is a popular roof and flooring material, sandstone and slate are frequently used for exterior paving stones or street pavers.
Other sandstone uses are fireplace facings, chimneys, garden walls, patio benches, and swimming pool side.
Slate can also be used in kitchen worktops or countertops, fireplace facings, tabletops, and roof coverings