Insight to Natural Stone
From the very beginning of civilization, with the monuments of ancient Egypt and the Greek and Roman Empire, natural stone has been implemented in the use of building and construction for its durability, strength and beauty. The aesthetics of natural stone range from its rich vibrant colors, striking movements and patterns to its granular textures which lends to each stone a unique characteristic, making your residential or commercial setting distinctive and truly, one of a kind. Each finished countertop, wall, floor, mantle or sill in any setting is matchless; AcmeStone takes pride in furnishing you with unique, refined and unduplicated material to treasure for years to come
Quarried from rock beds formed over millions of years, natural stone used in residential and commercial settings comes from many countries of the world.
Factors to consider in Selecting Natural Stone:
Natural Stones are available in a beautiful spectrum of colors. Colors in granite and marble, for instance can range from soft beiges and pinks and classic black and whites to rich corals, greens and multicolors. Marble traditionally features swirls and veins of colors, while granite has flecked or pebbled appearance.
Natural Stones can be polished, honed or flamed for a distinct appearance.
- A polished finish has a glossy surface that reflects light and emphasizes the color and making of the stone. This finish is typically used on walls, furniture tiles and floor tiles.
- A honed finish is a satin smooth surface with relatively little light reflection. It is generally preferred for floors, stair treads, thresholds and other traffic where heavy traffic will wear off a polished finish.
- A flamed finish is a rough textured surface used frequently on granite floor tiles.