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FREEPORT, NY 11520

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      516.887.8453

      201 Sunrise Highway
      LYNBROOK, NY 11563
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516.280.7500
950 Old Country Road
WESTBURY, NY 11590
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Natural Stone

Natural Stone

Natural Stone can be used on nearly every surface both inside and outside the home, including floors, kitchen countertops, vanity tops, bathrooms, patios, walkways, fireplaces, facades, wall cladding, and garden landscaping.

While ceramic and porcelain have become increasingly popular, most man-made materials cannot compare in durability to natural ones and oftentimes damaged tiles must be replaced. Alternatively, natural stone usually needs minimal restoration if stained or scratched.

                Granite                                                               Marble                                                                Slate
Granite

For maintenance-free elegance and durability, granite is unmatched. Its incredible strength and density makes granite the perfect choice for massive structural work – walls, monuments and supports. Though it is the hardest of structural stones, the amazing variety of mineral-rich colors and natural patterns gives it ornamental value as well. Granite products are ideal for flooring, countertops, vanities and decorative exterior applications.


Marble


Prized for its timeless style, texture and high-gloss polish along with a rich palette of beautiful colors, marble has a place anywhere in the home. Available in solids or dramatic veined varieties, marble may be carved or sculpted in many ways, making it one of the most versatile decorative stones. Often seen as a symbol of luxury, modern technology brings beautiful marble products even to budget-conscious homeowners.
One of the most recognized marbles is serpentine marble, known for its rich dark green color with strong white veining.
 
Slate


Formed over thousands of years of sedimentary deposit and compression, slate splits naturally into beautifully textured layers. The various shades of slate products – brown, yellow, dark gray, pink, lavender and more – may even occur within the same piece of stone. Durable and stain-resistant, slate products are often used for flooring, cladding and landscaping.


Common to slate stone, a finish called natural cleft has a slightly uneven surface that is widely suitable for flooring in kitchens, bathrooms and on patios. This finish cannot be created, but occurs naturally as the layers of slate are quarried. One side (back side) can be gauged to facilitate ease of “thin set” installation.
Slate with a heavily cleft finish may create a tripping hazard and is generally used for wall installations instead of flooring.

              Travertine                                                         Limestone                                                     Tumbled Stone

Travertine

Valued for its banded, pitted “distressed” appearance, travertine adds rich, distinctive character to a variety of indoor and outdoor building projects. Its patterns and veining effects were formed by hot spring water percolating through underground limestone and the presence of many tiny holes caused by trapped gas bubbles during its formation. This creates a porous, uneven surface, which is referred to as Unfilled Travertine.


When used for interior applications, travertine is often filled with cement, grout or resin and sealed to create a smooth, stain-resistant surface. This stone is referred to as Filled Travertine and is often honed and polished to provide a uniform surface similar to marble.


Limestone


The muted, soft tones of limestone are perfect for today's casual and comfortable lifestyles. Available in hues of soft beige and tan, either polished or honed, limestone products are ideal for bathrooms, fireplaces, countertops and flooring in low-traffic, informal areas.


Limestone is not suitable for high traffic areas because it will quickly become dull and will need frequent restoration to maintain its finish.



Tumbled Stone


Tumbled Stone is a very popular stone finish. Tumbled stones possess a rustic and time worn look that brings the beauty of the outdoors inside. Intricate patterns of these stones adds extra touch of beauty, uniqueness and elegance to any interior. They are also used for exterior applications. A rich saga of colors, sizes and shapes are available to suit any individual's taste.

Tumbled stones are durable and make beautiful and elegant non slip floors. These characteristics make them one of the widely used architectural stones. Tumbled stone finishes include natural, hones, polished, and antique.