Armadillo Granite & Marble Products
Tops Including Kitchen Tops and Vanity Tops
Interior Wall Application
Marble is a sedimentary rock, which consist of limestone that has undergone heat and pressure metamorphosis under temperatures in excess of 1800ºF. The texture of marble depends on the form, size and uniformity of grains. The element components of marble determine the color of the stone. Generally calcite and dolomite marbles are of pure white color. Variations of whiteness of pure marbles are due to the mixture of foreign substances. Marble is an elegant natural stone rich with beauty. A truly unique look and feel. Images of extravagance and wealth come to mind. It’s been used for centuries in palaces, temples, and for sculptures. It can be formal or casual. The surface of the stone can be polished or honed for a more formal look. Great for bathrooms, fireplaces, furniture tops
Silestone is a non-porous surface and highly resistant to stains from coffee, wine, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, makeup and many other everyday products. Silestone’s high impact resistance exceeds other similar products such as granite and solid surfaces. This feature guarantees safety in your kitchen when handling hard objects (pots, pans, etc.). This resistance is achieved thanks to its quartz hardness, its polyester resin elasticity and its vibrocompression system used during its production.
Travertine is a light-colored limestone. It is a calcium carbonate rock deposited around lime-rich spring sand lakes. When the water evaporates, it leaves behind layers of dissolved limestone and other minerals, giving it its banded appearance. Its natural pits and holes, made by bubbles in the hot springs where it was formed, lend it a distinctive character. The holes are normally filled with synthetic resins or cements for easier maintenance, and add to the stone’s unique character. Travertine is generally used for floors, walls and for outside as cladding and pavement.
Caesarstone quartz surfaces are the ultimate combination of nature and technology. Non-porous, scratch resistant and highly resistant to stains, Caesarstone retains its beauty without sealants or waxes and is almost maintenance-free. Ideal for any interior space, Caesarstone stone surfaces have four times the flexural strength and double the impact resistance of granite while impressively outperforming marble.
Soapstone is quarried like Granite and Marble. It is a steatite stone and its primary components are magnetite, dolomite, chlorite, and talc. As talc in soapstone is soft to the touch, it gives the smooth feeling of rubbing a piece of dry soap. Thus the name was derived – “Soap” Stone. Mineral oil and some light penetrating sealers will bring out a dark richness to the stone’s natural color and also work as a protective sealing layer to the surface of the stone. . Soapstone is perfect for achieving that warm “old fashioned”, “rustic”, “early American” looks. It’s also versatile enough so that it can be used with very modern designs.