Multiple uses of granite, marble and quartz
At Les Pierres du monde Da Vinci, we tailor-make natural stones according to your tastes and needs. We source quartz through a large network of reputable distributors. Marble and granite come from quarries all over the world.
Under our care, granite, marble and quartz become:
◈ kitchen and bathroom counters;
◈ indoor and outdoor stairs;
◈ bath and shower areas;
◈ mantels and fireplace contours;
◈ custom-made furniture;
◈ shower thresholds;
◈ window and door surrounds.
Rough-cut stone and flamed granite for exterior work remain very popular.
How do you tell the difference between granite, marble and quartz?
Natural stones are always a must when it comes to choosing the materials that will embellish the home’s interior. Granite, marble and quartz each have their own characteristics.
Obtained from the cooling of the earth’s magma, granite is known for its strong and heat-resistant properties. It requires the application of a sealant to avoid surface porosity, mainly with oily materials. Granite provides a whole new look to all types of countertops.
This stone is the result of the crystallization of calcareous sediments and offers unique patterns determined by its natural place of extraction. Marble is known for its heat resistance and durability. As with granite, it is important to apply a sealant to protect it from possible infiltration. Marble embellishes the mantle of a fireplace, among other items.
Quartz is mainly made up of the assembly of natural quartz and resin, to which colour pigments are added. Along with the quality of the material and its aesthetic component, the great benefit of such an assembly is its non-porous appearance, as well as its modern style and the wide range of colours available. Its durability is also well known. Quartz covers kitchen countertops.