Granite’s unique interlocking crystal structure is what makes it so robust and allows for it to be used in all areas, whether being internal or external. It is also highly heat, scratch and stain resistant. If used for kitchen benchtops, hot pots from the stove can be put directly on top of the granite and cutting can be done straight on the top without scratching it.
Marble is typically known for being athetically pleasing and generally attractive with its signature look of soft veins. However, it is a very porous stone and can scratch quite easily. Therefore, we do not recommend it in areas prone to acidic or chemicals spills, such as the kitchen and laundry. However, Marble still remains a popular choice for certain areas like: flooring, cladding and vanity tops, keeping in mind that it is well maintained. (Refer to Care and Maintenance)
Travertine and Limestone are available in either vein or cross cut versions. They are quite commonly used for flooring or cladding and come in a variety of attractive colours. Much like Marble, they require some careful attention. (Refer to our Gallery)
Marble and Travertine are both recommended to be honed, brushed, or sandblasted when they are required for exterior areas.