Granite is the hardest and densest of the commercial stones. It is a popular natural stone ideal on kitchen countertops. A broad range of elegant patterns makes granite the most durable and minimal-maintenance application of stone.
Granites are composed of quartz, feldspars and micas. Trace minerals contribute to the color and texture of the various granites. Crystal size is determined by the rate at which the granite cools: the slower the cooling process, the larger the crystals grow. Sometimes, you might see a big dark or contrasting area in a piece of granite. This is not a flaw, but most likely a xenolith, a piece of the rock naturally found in its region that makes the stone stand out.
Marble has a rich palette of beautiful colors and is perfect almost anywhere in the house, especially fireplaces, bathrooms, and floors. Marble comes in many colors from white to beiges to browns, reds and greens.
Marbles are formed from limestone that has undergone intense heat and pressure to turn into a crystalline structure. This change takes place when temperatures in excess of 1800ºF are generated by the weight of overlying material, pressure from earth movements and heat from the earth’s core. True marbles are generally white or whitish, sometimes translucent, with some veining or color provided by other minerals present during the process
W.E. International has over 25 years of experience with kitchen and bathroom countertops. If you are looking for dependable experts to assist with any countertop service, then you've come to the right place. From small repairs to complete remodels, the experts at W.E. International are highly qualified to assist you with any need. W.E. International does everything in house, so you won't be dealing with different companies. We cut and fabricate at our shop and then we send out our qualified installers. We are licensed and insured!
Quartz is an engineered stone that consists of crushed quartzite and resin. Quartz is commonly used for commercial use due to its minimal required maintenence, but looks great in residential homes as well. Quartz tends to be more uniform and symmetrical and unlike granite does not need to be sealed.
W.E. International works with many quartz companies which include, but not limited to, Cambria, Pompeii, Hanstone, Silestone, Caesarstone, Zodiaq, and many more.