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Be sure and select from the links above to view samples of each type of stone.
Marble is of the first two types.
Dolomitic Marble
Dolomitic Marble is layered (or sedimentary) in character and contains a mineral called "Dolomite." This type of marble is created from Limestone through the actions of pressure, heat and various minerals that pass or percolate through the rock during formation.

There are 3 major groups of Dolomitic Marble:
1) Travertines (from salt-water Limestone)
2) Serpentines (from fresh-water Limestone), and
3) Onyxs Dolomitic marble comes from the quarrier in the following sizes and shapes: Slab: (2-3 cm thick - standard) 3'x6' to 7'x10' (Avg: 4'x8') Tile: (3/8" to 3/4" thick) 6"x6" to 24"x24" (Standard: 12"x12")
WARNING: All Dolomitic marbles are highly porous and very susceptible to weathering, thus, they should not be used for exterior applications which expose the stone to extreme weather conditions. Dolomitic marble is available from the quarrier in two basic finishes: Polished (Voids filled or unfilled), and Honed (Satin Finish)

Calcinate Marble
Calcinate Marble is changed (or metamorphic) in character and is created from Limestone through pressure and extreme heat. It is composed primarily of the mineral "Calcite." Calcinate Marble is harder and more durable than Dolomitic Marble.
Calcinate Marble:
Ranges in color from pure white to white or grey Has veins of differing colors caused by mineral impurities Sparkles like diamonds because of the light bouncing off of the large Calcite crystals

Calcinate marble comes in the following sizes and shapes:
Slab: (3/4" to 1" thick) 3'x6' to 7'x10' (Avg 4'x8') Tile: (3/8" to 3/4" thick) 6"x6" to 24"x24" (Avg 12"x12")
Like Dolomitic Marbles, all Calcinate Marbles are available in two basic finishes:
Polished, and Honed (Satin Finish)
Calcinate marble is excellent for exterior applications or as an interior finish material.

Granite Tiles & Slabs
Granite is volcanic (or Igneous) rock. When molten material from the Earth's core called "magma" comes up to just beneath the Earth's surface and cools, it becomes Granite. Granite is very hard and extremely durable. It has a very grainy structure and can be polished well. This type of stone comes in a variety of colors ranging from salt and pepper to reddish brown to jet black.

Granite comes from the quarry in the following sizes:
Slab: (3/4" to 1" thick) 3'x6' to 7'x10' (Avg 4'x8') Tile: (3/8" to 3/4" thick) 6"x6" to 24"x24" (Avg 12"x12")
Granite is available in several finishes including:
Polished Honed (Rough Finish - Special Order)
Flame Textured (Rough Finish - Normally Special Order)

Please note the above colors and patterns are indicative only. Color reproductions in this website may vary from actual stone colors.


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