Once you have decided what material to use, now the fun really begins, choosing your color!
One value of natural stone is its ability to express personality. With colors ranging from Absolute Black to wild colors of the Rare Exotics the individual beauty of each stone will add to the elegance of any room. This is just one of the many reasons it is so desired by Designers. It is well known that natural stone is the ultimate choice in luxury for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanity tops and it being more affordable then ever it has also gained popularity for use in showers, tub surrounds, flooring, fireplaces and many other applications.
Engineered stone is a "green" man made material and is produced from a formula so a small sample is usually an accurate representation of the whole slab. There have been some exciting advancements in the colors and patterns offered by manufactures. There are new patterns that mimic the movement and variation found in natural stone. Also, if you like consistent patterns, solid colors or honed finishes than an engineered material may be perfect for your project. The versatility of this product has made it an up and coming choice for progressive Designers. The possibilities are almost limitless.
With all of the possibilities it can be a challenging task to select the perfect color and hue for your project. These natural works of art offer every color of the rainbow in limitless combinations. Even the same color of stone can vary from lot to lot.
The first step in overcoming this challenge is to visit one of our locations and meet with a member of our knowledgeable staff. We are a fabricator that imports full slabs and offers over one hundred and fifty choices of natural stone, not just a few small samples. Ideally you would like the natural stone color to compliment your kitchen cabinets and flooring, therefore it would be advisable to bring a cabinet and flooring sample with you to allow you to envision the whole look. When you find just the right stone for your project, make sure to reserve that piece as the next lot may not have the exact same features that the current selection does.
The staff will also offer to provide a "layout" of your stone countertops. This will give you an idea of what features and patterns will be visible in particular areas of your kitchen. For example: you wouldn´t want a feature that you like in the stone covered by an appliance garage or lost by a sink or cooktop cutout.