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GRANITE AND MARBLE FOR YOUR COUNTERTOPS

Marble

Granite

Quartz

Soapstone

Glass

The Lincoln Monument is made of Marble

WHAT IS MARBLE?

Marble is metamorphosed sedimentary carbonate rock. Limestone or dolomite (carbonate rocks) are the typical base minerals. The recrystallization of the carbonate minerals result in marble.

 

Often, the original structure of the carbonate rocks are modified during the metamorphism to render the marble unrecognizable from its original state. The swirling and veins in marble often result from mineral impurities which are in layers in the original limestone or dolomite.

 

WHAT IS GRANITE?

Granite is normally a coarse grained igneous rock that is comprised of quartz, feldspars and micas. The lighter color minerals consist mainly of quartz, but also include some feldspars and muscovite. The dark minerals are hornblende or biotite.

 

Granite is by far the most common rock found in the outer crust of the planet. Granite is formed by the cooling of magma in the ground. Granite is an outstanding material for countertops.

 

 

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A small quarry outside Vitoria, Brazil

As the name implies, it is a countertop product made of quartz and resins. Before granite slabs were resined, engineered stone had one major advantage over its natural counterpart: it was difficult to stain. But with the advent of resined slabs, that advantage is now gone.

 

The primary difference is the appearance. Man-made products come in a large range of consistent colors which do not occur naturally in nature. Engineered stone is often seen in commercial or contemporary settings.  We offer both, so you get to decide which look is best for your project.

WHAT IS QUARTZ?

Quartz is also known as engineered stone.

Soapstone is a metamorphic rock composed of talc, quartz, mica, calcite and iron oxides. Soapstone’s talc content makes it smooth/waxy to the touch and water resistant.

 

Soapstone’s unique colour palette and artistic veining patterns give it a unique quality.

 

WHAT IS SOAPSTONE?

Soapstone is a unique material that builds up an incredible patina over time.

Composed of 85% recycled glass and a binder of cement, recycled glass surfaces are smooth just like polished granite.

 

Recycled glass slabs are truly a work of art with a sophisticated colour palette. A great environmentally sustainable choice for your countertop.

WHAT IS RECYCLED GLASS?

BERTINI SPECIALIZES IN COMMERCIAL AND HOSPITALITY

Quality and Scheduling

from our largest multi-unit residential projects to the simplest one-bath remodels, BERTINI STONE & TILE is proud to provide our clients with high-quality, custom-built fabrication and installation services.

 

We can coordinate, specify, import and install cut-to-size projects. Our overseas partnerships ensure you get the best quality and the best price.

 

Call our commercial estimator at 515-222-9600 to receive a free quote on your next project.

Our team looks forward to helping execute your vision.

 

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We install granite contertops in Des Moines, Grimes, Ankeny, Ames, Marshalltown and surrounding areas.

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