Stone Types

Granite

Granite is a genuine natural porous stone. Granite is very durable and last a long time. It is heat, scratch, chemical and stain resistant. It comes in all different colors and patterns that nature can create. Granite countertops are also highly resilient when exposed to high heat, so it’s suitable for installation near the cooktop or in a bathroom where hair appliances are used.  It's a low maintenance stone. Application of a sealant is necessary to protect against stains, etching, and bacteria.

QUARTZ

Quartz is a manufactured  non-porous stone. Just like Granite, it's very durable and long lasting, and heat, scratch, chemical, and stain resistant. However Quartz is less resistant to heat than Granite. It can discolor when exposed to strong sunlight and can be damaged by hot pots and bathroom appliances. Since Quartz is manufactured, it comes in a wide spectrum of colors, and can be veined to display different patterns across the slab.

MARBLE

Like Granite, Marble is a natural porous stone. Each slab is unique and beautiful. Marble comes in a large variety of colors and the options and patterns are endless. Marble is known for its "veining."  

It is one of the most desirable characteristics people look for in natural stone because of the elegant yet organic look it gives. For applications where high heat will be present, marble is resistant and stands up to pots and pans. Many homeowners choose it for fireplace surrounds because it won’t discolor over time.

Marble is susceptible to staining and scratches and requires more maintenance. it is important to wipe spills away quickly. Marble requires a good quality sealer before installation and every year or so.

QUARTZITE

Although some people might use Quartz and Quartzite interchangeably,  these two stones are not the same. Unlike the engineered Quartz, Quartzite is a natural stone consisting of 90-99 percent quartz grains.

Unlike quartz, Quartzite comes primarily in shades of white or gray, with some minerals in the stone that can give it a pink or red hue. Since it's naturally make, patterns across the slabs are also limited to what nature can create.

EDGES

Flat Polish

Flat Polish is a simple, clean, and classic edge profile. We often see a flat polish in a more contemporary design.

Bevel

A bevel edge features a subtle, angular edge. A standard bevel edge is a 45-degree angle. At Great Lakes Granite and Marble, we can customize the angle as well as the width of the bevel edge. For example, we could do a 20, 45, 66-degree angle and a width anywhere from .25” to 2.5” depending on the material. This customization gives our clients design flexibility that can enhance the look of their kitchen design. The beveled edge typically pairs nicely with a contemporary design.

Full Bullnose

There are two types of bullnose edges, the full and half bullnose. The bullnose features a rounded edge giving a soft touch to any design. It is considered a timeless classic and commonly seen in a traditional design. The full bullnose makes the edge appear thinner.

Half Bull Nose

There are two types of bullnose edges, the full and half bullnose. The bullnose features a rounded edge giving a soft touch to any design. It is considered a timeless classic and commonly seen in a traditional design. The full bullnose makes the edge appear thinner.

Quarter Round

There are two types of bullnose edges, the full and half bullnose. The bullnose features a rounded edge giving a soft touch to any design. It is considered a timeless classic and commonly seen in a traditional design. The full bullnose makes the edge appear thinner.

Double Quarter Round

There are two types of bullnose edges, the full and half bullnose. The bullnose features a rounded edge giving a soft touch to any design. It is considered a timeless classic and commonly seen in a traditional design. The full bullnose makes the edge appear thinner.

Double Bevel

There are two types of bullnose edges, the full and half bullnose. The bullnose features a rounded edge giving a soft touch to any design. It is considered a timeless classic and commonly seen in a traditional design. The full bullnose makes the edge appear thinner.

Mitred Drop Apron

There are two types of bullnose edges, the full and half bullnose. The bullnose features a rounded edge giving a soft touch to any design. It is considered a timeless classic and commonly seen in a traditional design. The full bullnose makes the edge appear thinner.

Dupont

There are two types of bullnose edges, the full and half bullnose. The bullnose features a rounded edge giving a soft touch to any design. It is considered a timeless classic and commonly seen in a traditional design. The full bullnose makes the edge appear thinner.

Ogee

There are two types of bullnose edges, the full and half bullnose. The bullnose features a rounded edge giving a soft touch to any design. It is considered a timeless classic and commonly seen in a traditional design. The full bullnose makes the edge appear thinner.

Double Ogee

There are two types of bullnose edges, the full and half bullnose. The bullnose features a rounded edge giving a soft touch to any design. It is considered a timeless classic and commonly seen in a traditional design. The full bullnose makes the edge appear thinner.

Triple Pencil Edge

There are two types of bullnose edges, the full and half bullnose. The bullnose features a rounded edge giving a soft touch to any design. It is considered a timeless classic and commonly seen in a traditional design. The full bullnose makes the edge appear thinner.

Rock Face or Chiseled Edge

There are two types of bullnose edges, the full and half bullnose. The bullnose features a rounded edge giving a soft touch to any design. It is considered a timeless classic and commonly seen in a traditional design. The full bullnose makes the edge appear thinner.

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