Other Natural Stone Countertop Choices
Other Natural Stones for Countertops
At Choice Granite & Marble, we have built our reputation on the quartz, granite, and marble we sell. While these types of stones remain popular, we offer several unique alternatives. With options that complement every style and need, we are confident we have what you are looking for.
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock with a high talc content that gives it a “soapy” feel. Soapstone is ideal for countertops, sinks, benches, fireplaces, wood stoves, and ovens. This is due to its ability to absorb and evenly distribute heat. If you’re searching for “soapstone countertops Pittsburgh,” look no further than Choice Granite & Marble!
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by hot mineral springs. It has long, semi-smooth fibrous or concentric lines. It is available in select natural color varieties and has many applications. Travertine countertops are growing in popularity as the “new stone countertops of tomorrow.”
Slate is a prime example of Sedimentary Rock. Slate results from superheated and pressurized clay and volcanic ash. As a result, it is one of the densest stones found on Earth. Slate countertops tend to be available in gray and black. On occasion, slate is also available with subtle green, red, and purple colors. Regardless of the color selected, Slate is an ideal choice for kitchen or bathroom countertops.
Offering plenty of variety, Limestone is a durable and natural-looking stone countertop. Limestone is usually dense and durable. It is also heat and humidity-resistant. Limestone is an excellent choice for natural stone kitchen countertops!
Onyx is a form of marble. It is a translucent stone containing pressurized glass crystals. As a result, onyx is a perfect stone for backlighting (underneath or behind). Wherever subtle lighting is important, onyx is the ideal solution. Consider installing onyx as bar tops, countertops, tables, and other applications.