FAQs About Natural Stone & Quartz
I want to install stone countertops. What should I use?
Granite has strength and durability that make it an excellent choice for kitchen countertops, floors, and other heavily used surfaces
Marble and Onyx with its inherent warmth, adds a sophisticated element to the area in which it is installed. Many marbles are well suited for wet area application, which extends the versatility of this material to include tub decks and showers.
Travertine works well for flooring, some bathroom vanities, accessories, and smaller spaces. This stone seems to open up small areas and makes them feel more spacious and airy.
How do I clean my natural stone countertops & floors?
Since common household cleaning chemicals often have acids and other ingredients that cause etching (dull spots), soap and water is the ideal cleaner for natural stone countertops and floors. You can also use cleaners specifically stated for use on natural stone. Since granite and, particularly marble need to be treated with a sealer to prevent staining. Remember Metro Marble & Granite sells Professional Impregnator or sealer.
Are Engineered Stone and Natural Stone the same thing?
No. All Natural Stone is a product of nature. It is formed over millions of years within or on our earth's surface through changes in heat and pressure. It is quarried from the earth in blocks of stone. Engineered stone is man made. It is manufactured in factories and is made of crushed natural stone and then bound together by acrylic or polyester resins.