Beautiful Granite, Marble and Quartz Countertops
New View Jax®, 20 years of experience!
Custom Marble and Granite specializes in detailed fabrication of natural stone kitchen countertops, incredible marble baths, granite fireplaces, and one piece stone sinks that will transform and add life to your kitchen. New View Jax's expertise is not limited to natural stone kitchen countertops alone. In our stone slab yard you will find a variety of beautiful stone slabs including limestone, travertine, onyx, quartz, and semi-precious stones that can be used in many areas of your home or places of business.
Granite is normally a coarse grained igneous rock that is comprised of quartz, feldspars and micas. The quartz will be be the lighter color minerals with the remaining consisting of feldspars and muscovite. The dark minerals are hornblende or biotite. Granite is by far the most common rock found in the outer crust of the planet. Granite is formed by the cooling of magma in the ground.
Marble is metamorphosed sedimentary carbonate rock. Limestone or dolomite (carbonate rocks) are the typical base minerals. The recrystallization of the carbonate minerals result in Marble.
Often, the original structure of the carbonate rocks are modified during the metamorphism to render the marble unrecognizable from its original state. The swirling and veins in marble often result from mineral impurities which are in layers in the original limestone or dolomite.
As the name implies it is a countertop product that is made of quartz and resins. Before granite slabs were resined Engineered Stone had one major advantage over its natural counterpart, it was difficult to stain. Now with the advent of resined slabs that advantage is gone. The primary difference is the appearance. Man made products come in a large range of consistent colors which do not occur naturally in nature.
You often see engineered stone being used in commercial setting or contemporary ones. You getto decide which look is best for your project.