FAQ

Please review the chart for some frequently asked questions.

What is important to you Granite Marble Quartzite Onyx Slate Soapstone, Limestone or Travertine Engineered Stone or Quartz
Hardness – MOHS Scale (10 = hard and 1 = soft) 7 5 7 5 3 3 7
Stain Resistance – Wine Spill, Vegetables, Juices etc. High Low High Medium Medium Low High
Chip Resistant High Medium High Medium Low Low High
Cutting/Scratch Resistant High Medium High Medium Low Low High
Ease of Cleaning High High High Medium Low Low High
Seam Visibility Discuss with your fabricator.
Typically the more consistent the pattern the less likely you are to notice the seams.
Cutting/Scratch Resistant High Medium High Medium Low Low High
Ongoing Maintenance – Sealing Low High Low Medium High High Low
Cost Low-Medium Low-High Medium-High High Low Low-Medium Medium-High
Thickness 2cm or 3cm Both Both Both 2cm Both Both 3cm
Origin of Product Canada, Brazil Italy, Spain Brazil Brazil, Italy Brazil Brazil, Portugal, Italy Italy, India
Functionality – Kitchen High Medium High Low Low Low High
Functionality – Bathroom Medium High High High Low Low High
Boldness of Colour Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Medium-High Low Low Low-Medium
Types of Finish
Polished – smooth and shiny
Honed – matte without reflection
Satin – flat finish
Polished, Honed, Satin Polished, Honed Polished, Honed, Satin Polished Natural Cleft Honed Honed, Satin