Natural Stone

Natural Stone

Marble & Granite Countertops For The New Haven, Fairfield and Stratford CT Areas

If you’re looking to go “green” with your new countertop, natural stone, such as granite and marble, are as green as it gets, as they’re right from the Earth. Not only that, granite countertops can pay for themselves when it comes time to sell your home.

According to a 2003 cost vs. value report in Remodeling Magazine, homeowners who remodeled with natural stone recovered the following percentages of remodeling costs at resale:
  • Bathroom remodel-upscale: 92.6%
  • Bathroom addition-upscale: 84.3%
  • Kitchen remodel-upscale: 79.6%
Additionally, in a Consumer Reports study of the materials used in kitchen countertops, granite had the highest number of “excellent” ratings. 

About Marble & Granite Countertops

Marble

Pure white marble is made from metamorphic limestone or dolomite protolith. The swirls that are seen in multicolored marble are typically the result of impurities such as clay, silt, sand, rust, or chert originally present in the limestone. The green color is typically due to serpentine occurring from limestone or dolostone with high magnesium and silica impurities. Those impurities mobilize and recrystallize as a result of metamorphism. 
Granite

Some granite is almost as hard as sapphire. It will not crumble or stain due to weather exposure. Other benefits of granite countertops include extreme hardness, moisture resistance, consistency, and crystal fineness. This durability makes it the perfect material for kitchen countertops. 

Want to learn more? Stop by our showroom or call for service to Stratford, New Haven, Fairfield, CT and the surrounding areas! 
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