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“Come to Emerald Pearl Kitchen and Bath with an estimate from our competitors and we will match the price and chances are we’ll make it better”

Below you’ll see our top sellers. If you want to look at more colors please go to our Partners page and click in one of our partners to check a great variety natural stones.

Granite:

granite countertops
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Marble:

Rojo Damascus Marble
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Quartz:

Cambria Minera Quartz
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Do you want to know the difference between Granite, marble and Quartz?

First lets start by defining what and where does this stone comes from.

Quartz

What is quartz?
Quartz is an extremely abundant stone/mineral, is found in places near volcanic activity (magma) or seafloor. Quartz is taken from the Earth but when it’s transformed to become a countertop it becomes a engineered stone. Combining 95 % of the natural stone with bind resin does this process. This particular mix makes Quartz more resistant than granite and marble.

Also a fun fact that only few know is that quartz is an essential constituent of Granite and other felsic igneous rocks.

So lets talk about granite…

What is granite?
Granite is a natural stone, which consists of feldspar (60% of earths crust), Mica (sparkles in the rock), 20% of Quartz and amphibole minerals. Granite comes from crystalized magma same as quartz but the mix of the amphibole it’s what gives to granite the dark color generally. The word granite seen as where it comes from its the perfect description of what makes unique this rock. The word Granit comes from the Latin “Granum” in English “Grain” in reference to the coarse-grained structure of such a holocrystalized rock.

Another popular natural stone is marble, which is a metamorphic rock, composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals such us limestone and dolomite.

Since we already went over of some basics of each stone, we would like to make a comparison with the 3 of them.

 

Granite Quartz Marble
Scratch Resistant + Scratch Resistant – Scratch Resistant
No stains if good care No stains 90% Stains
+ Heat Resistant Heat Resistant – Heat Resistant
+ Color variety Color variety – Color variety
No porosity if well seal No porosity No porosity if well seal
Medium Maintenance Low Maintenance High Maintenance
Hard Stone + Hard Stone

 

So in conclusion before you take any decision, its better if you take into account all the pros and cons of each stone. One thing we haven’t mentioned is the prices, we don’t want to go really deep into this because prices depend in the color you like.
What we can do, is show you a variety of colors so you can see what you like and then we can give you an estimate or a price range where you can see what fits your budget.

Our recommendation is very simple if you want a manmade stone you should go for Quartz. If you want natural stone for your kitchen countertops you should go for Granite and last but not least if you want to put natural stone for your bathrooms countertops marble would be a good fit.

Then if you want to get fancy we can make any type of furniture like benches, jars, shelves, any top just let us know we can fabricate it for you.

If you want to look for any bathroom or Kitchen countertops ideas please go to Houzz or to any of our social networking pages which are listed on the top right side of the page.