Stone Types

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"Adding the beauty of natural granite and other stone will drastically improve the appearance and value of your home."




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Granite and More: All Types, Colors, Textures and Finishes

Universal Stone, a family company, works with its customers to design works of beauty and functionality in granite, marble, stone composites and other stone types.

granite samplesThe application of stone in kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects affords a lifetime of enjoyment. We provide options to suit any design style; a tremendous array of stone types, edges, cuts and colors, whose texture and character is as varied as our clients' tastes.

Interesting Information about Masonry Stone

Granite

Granite is a common group of intrusive felsic igneous rocks, much of which is in New England, that form at great depths and pressures. The word granite comes from the Latin "granum", meaning grain. It is a composite of many types of rocks and minerals, including orthoclase and plagioclase feldspars, quartz, hornblende, biotite, muscovite and minor accessory minerals such as magnetite, garnet, zircon and apatite. Its density makes it a great choice for countertops and other surfaces.

Caesar Stone

The Caesar Stone products consist of composite stone slabs manufactured from a mixture of ground quartz aggregates, pigments and polymers. Beyond its beautiful and varied appearance, the product's physical properties rival those of marble, granite and other manufactured surfaces. It is a material that makes use of dust and small chips from the stone cutting process, and therefore does not disturb the natural landscape.

Marble

Marble is a a metamorphic rock. It forms when sedimentary limestone is heated and squeezed by natural rock-forming processes so that the grains recrystallize. Marble is composed of crystals of calcite locked together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, and it may contain colored streaks that are inclusions of non-calcite minerals. It is elegant and classic, and is a frequent choice for retrofits in our historical buildings in New England.

Limestone

Limestone, a sedimentary rock, forms when shells, sand, and mud are deposited at the bottom of oceans and lakes and over time solidify into rock. If you look closely at a limestone, you can usually see fossil fragments (for example, bits of shell) held together by a calcite matrix. Limestone is more porous than marble, because there are small openings between the fossil fragments.

Travertine is a form of limestone. It is a terrestrial sedimentary rock formed by the rapid precipitation of carbonate minerals from solution in ground and surface waters, and/or geothermally heated hot-springs. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, and cream-colored varieties. When it is formed in a limestone cave, it can form stalactites, stalagmites, and other speleothems. It is frequently used in Italy and elsewhere as a building material.

We hope to have the opportunity to earn your business. Please contact us using the form , calling us at (603) 474-6008, checking our availability on Skype - or visiting the workshop. Please come by!

Several of Our Edge Profiles and Cuts:

20mm Pencil Round

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40mm Pencil Round

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20mm 3 × 3 Bevel

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40mm 4 x 4 Bevel

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20mm edge with 10mm Chamfer / Arrised

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Mitred

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40mm Bullnose

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40mm Half-Bullnose

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20mm Sharknose

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Universal Stone USA

609 Lafayette Road

Seabrook, NH 03874

(603) 474-6008

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