Pitell Granite offers affordable, high-quality natural stone countertop materials for customers in Pittsburgh, PA!
Granite, whether it’s used for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities or specialty projects, is perfect for all homes because it meets the perfect balance between practical function and style.Granite is by far Pitell Granite’s most popular customer choice for natural countertops. Not only isthis stone the hardest and most durable material available, but also the most stain resistant.
Marble is a natural stone formed from fossil sediment deposits, which have been placed under the earth’s pressure for a few million years. The combination of the natural materials in these deposits, along with natural geologic events, produces unique appearance with a richness of depth and intensity.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed at the bottom of lakes and seas through the accumulation of silt and organic matter. Over millions of years, layers build up adding more weight. The heat and pressure generated by the weight causes chemical reactions to take place,thereby hardening the sediments into solid stone. This is why it presents such a unique look
With its translucent appearance, wide array of colors and rich patterns to choose from, onyx is a natural choice for those wanting a dramatic impact. Onyx is made up of a variety of crypto crystalline quartz, and is made up of bands, which are parallel and regular. Its appearance is most striking when the bands are of sharply contrasting colors.
This completely natural surface has a lot of distinctive benefits that youwon’t find in rivals such as marble, quartz and granite. Soapstone tends to be light gray in appearance and takes on a darker appearance with aging, as it goes through an oxidation process. Sealing with mineral oil is recommended every few weeks for the first year to enhance the oxidation process.
Like other hard surface countertop materials, quartz is non-porous so it resists staining much better than granite, marble, and concrete. For cleanliness, a non-porous surface means that it will not harbor bacteria or viruses. You can always be confident that you are getting your quartz countertop absolutely clean, and that’s a great benefit in both kitchens and bathrooms.