Natural Stones


The sight of Travertine stone emanates a soft and delicate aura. Its presence breeds a sense of spaciousness – relaxed and soothing. It radiates peace, tranquility, and serenity with an understated elegance. The classic look of tumbled stone infuses warmth into your home. A polished or honed Travertine exudes formality yet remains welcoming. The gentle earthy hues of this natural stone harmoniously resonate with nature.

As a form of limestone, Travertine stone often forms near hot springs rich in minerals. Gas bubbles get trapped, resulting in a pitted surface. These pits can be filled with epoxy or dust resin, lending a finished and refined look to the Travertine. Alternatively, leaving the stone in its natural state, with the small holes and pits unfilled, results in a warm, aged appearance that acquires a charming patina over time. However, this choice impacts durability, as an unfilled Travertine attracts dirt more easily than its filled counterpart.

Being a calcareous stone, Travertine is highly sensitive to acids found in substances like lemons, vinegar, and alcohol, which can etch marks and rings into the stone. Its properties—hardness, density, and porosity—vary like limestone. While some Travertine stones are harder than others, they can still scratch. Although not as soft as soapstone, it cannot match the hardness of natural stones like granite.

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Limestone carries a mystique and romance like few other natural stones. Soft, sensuous, and elegant, yet neutral and versatile, it melds subtlety with sophistication. This natural stone brings consistent color, adding a warm touch to modern and contemporary homes. A flamed surface finish introduces a rustic feel, while a honed or polished surface refines the look. Tumbled limestone imparts an aged, antique vibe, contributing to a lived-in, comfortable ambiance. Over time, this stone develops a patina, adding a touch of old-world charm.

Limestone is layered and formed from the skeletons and shells of sea creatures that lived in warm seas millions of years ago. It will often contain seashells and fossils embedded in the surface. It is a unique natural stone and at times, contains visible mysteries of our past within. If limestone recrystallizes or “changes its structure”, it turns into Marble.

Limestone is a calcareous stone that is highly reactive to acidic substances such as vinegar, wine, lemons, etc. The stone will react negatively to these acids by etching or dulling and showing rings.

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This exotic natural stone is about luxury and glamor. The “transmitter of light”. An exquisite and unique stone which is expensive. It’s a form of marble which is millions of years old. Onyx has been used for centuries to adorn places of worship and ward off evil spirits. Some say it provides comfort, relieves stress, and calms the heart.

The translucent beauty of this stone is a real head turner. Onyx marble is often found in limestone caves. Water dissolves the existing limestone and redeposits it. It is quartz crystals fused together into translucent layers of stone. This stone is also used as a mineral gem. Onyx is a calcareous stone and prone to etching from the acids found in things such as ketchup, lemons, alcohol, and household cleaners. Great care is needed to maintain the natural beauty of this stone.

Similar to limestone, onyx is a softer stone best placed where it won’t be used or abused on a day to day basis. Onyx marble is most often used as vanity tops, fireplace surrounds, bar tops, walls or small islands because it transmits light. Other uses include wall cladding, light duty residential floors, sinks, and tables. Onyx can also be used for novelty items such as vases, urns, lamps, wine goblets, sinks and bowls.

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It’s smooth, slippery, and silky. This stone is a traditional and old-fashioned natural stone. The look is warm and inviting. Charming, rustic, and rich looking yet versatile enough to fit comfortably within a modern home. It has been used for centuries in our homes. It’s also the counter top of choice in our science labs. This is a simple and subtle stone which conveys grounding and harmony. It truly emits old world charm.

The colors of soapstone are rich and beautiful. They convey calmness: from ash gray to smoky blue-grays to a rich charcoal black. Some stones have flecks of green and blue and contrasting veins twisting throughout the stone. Soapstone is a siliceous natural stone which consists mainly of talc and chlorite.

There are actually two types of soapstone. The artistic soapstone which is used for carvings and sculptures contains a higher talc content. The other type of soapstone, also known as steatite, is used for architectural purposes. It is used for countertops, sinks, and vanities, just to name a few. Architectural soapstone contains a lesser amount of talc. The more talc the stone contains, the softer the stone is.

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