Selecting Your Material

Choosing the right material is an important decision and can be a challenge for homeowners while doing their household remodeling. Material selection has become ever more challenging given the present day availability of various types of materials and the range of colors available.

The first step is understanding the differences in the materials available.

Granite is a durable stone that is great to use in almost any application, although it is porous so it requires sealing annually.

Quartz, or Engineered Stone, is a manmade material that is just as strong and durable as Granite, but it doesn’t stain or require any sealing. It is also the most environmentally friendly material offered on the market. An added benefit of quartz is the ability to get many different colors which are very consistent and pure.

Marble is a beautiful but very porous and soft stone which makes it susceptible to scratching and staining. You can help to prevent staining with regular sealing, but it’s still best to avoid its use in high traffic areas such as kitchens.

When so many colors seem to go well with your home, how do you pinpoint one color and say, “That is what I want”? You need to coordinate the cabinet, granite, floor color, and other aspects of your kitchen or bathroom to achieve your desired result. We suggest you bring a sample of your cabinet door and a picture of the kitchen or bathroom to match to the material.

We at The Stone Resource understand that at times it can be an overwhelming process for homeowners to choose the right material for their project. We have helped thousands of homeowners during our twenty plus years in business and would like to share some of our experience with you so that it becomes an easy and rewarding experience for you. As there are so many colors and styles to choose from, we invite you to come into our showroom to take a look for yourself. You can schedule an appointment by Contacting Us and if you would like a quote as soon as possible visit the Pricing page and fill out a measurement form.

To help you decide which material is best for your application, please check out our chart below.

Application Granite Marble Quartz Limestone
Kitchen Countertops X   X  
Vanity Tops X X X X
Bar tops X   X  
Accent Islands X   X  
Dining Table X   X  
Fireplace surround X X   X
Windowsills X X X X
Ornamental Furnishings X X X X
Tub decking X X X X
Outdoor X