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What you need to know about
Marble and Quartz Countertop Projects in Tampa
Marble in Tampa
Countertops can be made of Marble, a natural stone, formed under the Earth.
The stone can be classified as a Metamorphic rock, meaning that over time, layers upon layers of limestone & calcium carbonate are subjected to heat and pressure, to form the beautiful stone pieces that we use to make your dream project.
The black and white swirls and colors throughout the stone are made from mineral deposits like clay, silt, sand, iron oxides or chert.
Quartz in Tampa
Quartz is an engineered stone.
Unlike Granite, Quartz is man made, by combining 97% Crushed quartz crystals and 3% Polymer Resin. This makes the stone just as strong as granite, but slightly heavier.
Engineered stone is non-porous, meaning that the material doesn’t stain and doesn’t require a sealer. This stone’s porosity is an ideal material for kitchen countertops, due to the fact that bacteria cannot absorb or linger within the stone.
International Granite & Stone is a Premier Dealer of Cambria Quartz.
Quartz that looks like Marble
Marble has long been an exquisite stone, most commonly used in sculptures, statues, flooring, and kitchen and bathroom countertops. Marble’s elegance comes from it’s random, sporadic black veining. The contrast of the black movement, against the white stone. That’s what makes a classic marble so iconic, variation in pattern.
As of late, quartz manufacturers have stepped their game up in terms of producing believable marble lookalikes. Quartz is a popular option for countertops because of the low maintenance of the stone. Several Brands pride themselves on making realistic marble colors, like Cambria Quartz. Some Popular Cambria Marble look-a-like colors include: Britannica, Swanbridge, Ella, Weybourne, Waverton, and Torquay.