Is all natural stone suitable for worktops applications?
All natural stone can be used for kitchen countertops applications. Some natural stone performs better in the kitchen. The use that your kitchen gets should be a factor in the type of stone that you choose.
What are the recommended stones for worktops?
Quartz, Granite and marble (in that order) are the most popular and durable natural stone for kitchen worktops applications.
What is the difference between Marble, Limestone & Granite?
These stones vary in density, colour range, and generally look. It is best to discuss your individual application and tastes with a Palazzo Stone consultant. Granite is the densest in our natural stone selection then marble which make them good options for kitchen worktops.
I’ve heard that marble is porous and not good for a worktop
Marble is more porous than Granite or natural stone. If the stone is sealed and well maintained it will last your lifetime. Italians and Greeks (to name just a few) have been using marble worktops for 1000’s of years. When these families move house they regularly take their prized worktops with them.
How much does it cost?
Cost varies depending on product, availability and where the stone comes from. Palazzo Stone has a price indicator ranging from Standard (least expensive) to Boutique (most expensive). Actual pricing will come from your stone fabricator.
How does price compare to Quartz / Natural stone?
Generally natural stone is slightly more expensive that quartz (engineered stone) although with some product comparisons the opposite is true.
Can my current stone mason fabricate natural stone?
Yes, most fabricators handle both natural and engineered stone although a few specialize in one or the other.
Where do Granite come from?
Granite is a naturally occurring igneous rock which is found in many countries around the world. India, Brazil & Norway are some of the more prominent countries producing the raw product with processing occurring in these countries along with Italy and China.
I am a homeowner…can I have a natural stone sample sent to me?
Natural stone samples are expensive and in short supply. A small sample of
the stone does not do it justice…this is a natural product with varying colours that need to be viewed in a large slab format. Palazzo Stone recommend that you visit Our factory or our supplier so that they can view a complete slab.