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Acqua Marina

Vietnamese Marble Slab


African Red

South African Granite Slab


Alma Grey

Spanish Granite Slab


Andromeda White

Indian Granite Slab


Angola Black

Angolan Granite Slab


Angola Silver

Angolan Granite Slab


Arabescato Cervaiole

Italian Marble Slab


Arabescato Corchia

Italian Marble Slab


Arabescato Orobico Grigio

Italian Marble Slab


Arabescato Vagli

Italian Marble Slab


Aran White

Brazilian Granite Slab


Astoria

Indian Granite Slab


Atlantic Stone

Chinese Granite Slab


Aurisina Fiorito

Italian Marble Slab


Avalanche

Brazilian Marble Slab


Azul Aran

Brazilian Granite Slab


Azul Bahia

Brazilian Granite Slab


Azul Imperial

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Azul Louro

Portuguese Limestone Slab


Azul Macaubas

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Azul Platino

Spanish Granite Slab


Baltic Brown

Finnish Granite Slab


Baltic Green

Finnish Granite Slab


Bateig Beige

Spanish Limestone Slab


Bateig Blue

Spanish Limestone Slab


Belgian Black

Belgian Marble Slab


Belgian Fossil

Belgian Blue Stone


Belize

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Belvedere

Angolan Quartzite Slab


Bethel White

US Granite Slab


Bianco Covelano

Italian Marble Slab


Bianco Iberico

Portuguese Granite Slab


Bianco Ibiza

Italian Marble Slab


Bianco Macaubas

Brazilian Macaubas Quartzite Slab


Bianco V
Black Forest

Indian Granite Slab


Black Horse

Brazilian Granite Slab


Black Ice
Blackwood

Chinese Marble Slab


Blue De Savoie

French Marble Slab


Bon Accord

South African Granite Slab


Botticino Classico

Italian Marble Slab


Botticino Fiorito

Italian Marble Slab


Breccia Capraia

Italian Marble Slab


Breccia Fantastico

Italian Marble Slab


Breccia Supreme

Turkish Marble Slab


Brown Silk

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Calacatta
Calacatta Michaelangelo

Italian Marble Slab


Calacatta Oro

Italian Marble Slab


Calacatta Portugal

Portuguese Marble Slab


Calacatta Vagli

Italian Marble Slab


Calacatta Verde

Chinese Marble Slab


Calacatta Viola

Italian Marble Slab


Calacatta Viola Estramoz

Portuguese Marble Slab


Campobello

Brazilian Granite Slab


Capolavoro

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Carib Gold

Dominican Marble Slab


Carrara

Italian Marble Slab


Colonial Gold

Indian Granite Slab


Colonial White

Indian Granite Slab


Confusion
Copenhagen

Brazilian Granite Slab


Cosmic Black

Brazilian Granite Slab


Costa Smeralda

Brazilian Granite Slab


Crema Evora

Portuguese Marble Slab


Crema Marfil

Spanish Marble Slab


Cristallo

Brazilian Marble Slab


Crystal Blue

Brazilian Marble Slab


Cullifords Quartz – Alpine Shimmer
Cullifords Quartz – Bianco Eclipsia
Cullifords Quartz – Carrara
Cullifords Quartz – Grey Concrete
Cullifords Quartz – Grey Shimmer
Cullifords Quartz – Gris de Savoie
Cullifords Quartz – Michaelangelo
Cullifords Quartz – Misty Carrara
Cullifords Quartz – Pietra Grey
Cullifords Quartz – White Mirror
Daino Reale

Italian Marble Slab


Dakota Mahogany

US Granite Slab


Diamond Fall

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Dolomite White

Greek Marble Slab


Dove Nuvolato

Italian Marble Slab


Duke Black

Italian Granite Slab


Duke White

Italian Granite Slab


Elegante Grey

Turkish Marble Slab


Emperador

Spanish Marble Slab


Eramosa Crosscut
Eramosa Vein Cut

Canadian Marble Slab


Fior Di Bosco

Italian Marble Slab


Fior Di Pesco Carnico

Italian Marble Slab


Fusion Blue

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Fusion Fire

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Fusion Wow Light

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Fusion Wow Multicolour

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Galaxy

Indian Granite Slab


Ghibli

Indian Granite Slab


Gold Macaubus – 567
Gold Macaubus

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Golden Eclipse

Brazilian Granite Slab


Grey Marquina

Iranian Marble Slab


Grigio Billiemi

Italian Marble Slab


Grigio Carnico

Italian Marble Slab


Gris Pulpis

Spanish Marble Slab


Gris Versilia

Italian Marble Slab


Himalayan White

Brazilian Granite Slab


Ivory Fantasy

Indian Granite Slab


Jade

Indian Marble Slab


Juparana Bordeaux

Brazilian Granite Slab


Juparana Rio

Brazilian Granite Slab


Jura Beige

German Limestone Slab


Jura Blue Grey

German Limestone Slab


Jurassic Green
Kashmir Gold

Indian Granite Slab


Kashmir White

Indian Granite Slab


Katuba Blue
Kuru Grey

Finnish Granite Slab


Labrador Black

Indian Granite Slab


Labradorite Bianca

Madagascan Granite Slab


Lady Dream

Indian Granite Slab


Lemon Spice

Indian Granite Slab


Lemurian Blue

Madagascan Granite Slab


Lilac

Turkish Marble Slab


London White

Swiss Granite Slab


Luana Multicolour

Italian Marble Slab


Luna Pearl

Italian Granite Slab


LUNDHS Antique Silk

Norwegian Granite Slab


LUNDHS Blue

Norwegian Granite Slab


LUNDHS Blue Silk

Norwegian Granite Slab


LUNDHS Emerald

Norwegian Granite Slab


LUNDHS Emerald Silk

Norwegian Granite Slab


LUNDHS Royal

Norwegian Granite Slab


LUNDHS Royal Silk

Norwegian Granite Slab


Magma Black

Brazilian Granite Slab


Magma Gold

Brazilian Granite Slab


Majestic Brown

Brazilian Granite | Quartzite Slab


Marinace Aquarius

Brazilian Granite Slab


Marinace Black and Gold

Brazilian Granite Slab


Marinace Black and White

Brazilian Granite Slab


Marinace Rosso

Brazilian Granite Slab


Marinace Verde

Brazilian Granite Slab


Marron Coheiba

Angolan Granite Slab


Marron Imperial
Matrix Satinato

Brazilian Granite Slab


Maui

Indian Quartzite Slab


Meteorus

Brazilian Granite Slab


Midnight Blue

Angolan Granite Slab


Moca Creme

Portuguese Limestone Slab


Moleanos

Portuguese Limestone Slab


Moleanos Blue

Portuguese Limestone Slab


Moleanos Fine Grain

Portuguese Limestone Slab


Moon Agate

Brazilian Granite | Quartzite Slab


Moroccan Black Fossil

Moroccan Marble Slab


Mosaikus

Brazilian Granite Slab


Mystic Platinum

South Korean Radianz Slab


Nero Marquina
Nero Portoro

Nero Portoro Marble Slab


Noir St. Laurent

French Marble Slab


Nordic Sunset

Ukrainian Granite Slab


Nuvola

Brazilian Granite | Quartzite Slab


Olive Green

Brazilian Granite Slab


Oman White

Omani Limestone Slab


Onyx Cappucino

Iranian Onyx Slab


Onyx Green

Iranian Onyx Slab


Onyx Pink

Iranian Onyx Slab


Onyx Silver

Iranian Onyx Slab


Onyx Smeraldo

Iranian Onyx Slab


Opera D’Arte

French Marble Slab


Pakistan Black and Gold
Palissandro Classico

Italian Marble Slab


Palissandro Nuvolato

Italian Marble Slab


Panda White

Chinese Marble Slab


Panna Fragola

Brazilian Granite Slab


Paradiso Classico

Indian Granite Slab


Patagonia

Brazilian Granite Slab


Pegasus

Indian Granite Slab


Pentelicon

Greek Marble Slab


Pietra Del Cardosa

Italian Slate Slab


Pietra Piasentina

Italian Limestone Slab


Pietra Serena

Italian Limestone Slab


Piracema

Brazilian Granite Slab


Radianz Quartz – Acacia

South Korean Radianz Slab


Radianz Quartz – Adirondack Birch

South Korean Radianz Slab


Radianz Quartz – Aleutian White – AW130
Radianz Quartz – Aster

South Korean Radianz Slab


Radianz Quartz – Bristol Beige

South Korean Radianz Slab


Radianz Quartz – Columbia Grey – CG910
Radianz Quartz – Denali Cloud

South Korean Radianz Slab


Radianz Quartz – Diamond White – DW105
Radianz Quartz – Everest White – EW120
Radianz Quartz – Imperial Grey – IG910
Radianz Quartz – Juniper

South Korean Radianz Slab


Radianz Quartz – Kauai Cream – KC213
Radianz Quartz – Kunlun Ink – KI992
Radianz Quartz – Lucern Lake

Lucern Lake Quartz Slab


Radianz Quartz – Makalu Silver – MS720
Radianz Quartz – Milan Macchiato

South Korean Radianz Slab


Radianz Quartz – Mirama Bronze – MI780
Radianz Quartz – Mont Blanc Snow – MS141
Radianz Quartz – Napoli Beige

South Korean Radianz Slab


Radianz Quartz – Olympus Peak – OP733
Radianz Quartz – Orion

South Korean Radianz Slab


Radianz Quartz – Rio

South Korean Radianz Slab


Radianz Quartz – Saltoro Cliff – SC235
Radianz Quartz – Sierra Bedrock – SB744
Radianz Quartz – St. Helens White – SH145
Radianz Quartz – Toluca Sand – TS495
Radianz Quartz – Ural Grey – UG950
Radianz Quartz – Verona Verde

South Korean Radianz Slab


Rainforest Green

Indian Marble Slab


Rosa Tea

Turkish Marble Slab


Rose Aurora

Portuguese Marble Slab


Rose Aurora Estramoz – 4211
Rose Aurora Estramoz

Portuguese Marble Slab


Rosso Bilbao

Spanish Marble Slab


Rosso Levanto

Italian Marble Slab


Rosso Luana

Italian Marble Slab


Royal Blue

Bolivian Marble Slab


Sapien Stone – Arabescato

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Basalt Black

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Basalt Cream

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Bianco Lasa

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Bright Onyx

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Brown Earth

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Calacatta

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Calacatta Statuario

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Grey Earth

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Light Earth

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Malm Black

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Malm Grey

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Pietra Grey

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Premium White

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Sand Earth

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Uni Ice

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Urban Antracite

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapien Stone – Urban Argento

Italian Ceramic Slab


Sapphire Brown

Indian Granite Slab


Shiwakashi

Indian Granite Slab


Silver Cloud

US Granite Slab


Silver Wave

Chinese Marble Slab


Silver Wind

Greek Marble Slab


Sivec

Macedonian Marble Slab


St. Hubert

Portuguese Limestone Slab


Stargate

South African Granite Slab


Statuary

Italian Marble Slab


Steel Grey

Indian Granite Slab


Stonethica – Bardiglio

Italian Marble | Stonethica Slab


Stonethica – Carrara Mix

Italian Marble | Stonethica Slab


Stonethica – Pietra Cardoso

Italian Marble | Slate | Stonethica Slab


Strata Brown

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Striato Olympo

Greek Marble Slab


Super White – 26200
Super White

Brazilian Marble Slab


Taj Mahal

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Tan Brown

Indian Granite Slab


Terra Bianca

Indian Marble Slab


Thunder White

Indian Granite Slab


Topaz White

Brazilian Granite Slab


Travertine Cross-Cut

Italian Travertine Slab


Travertine Light

Italian Travertine Slab


Travertine Silver

Italian Travertine Slab


Tropical Black

Brazilian Granite Slab


Tundra

Turkish Marble Slab


Typhoon Green

Indian Granite Slab


Ubatuba

Brazilian Granite Slab


Valley White

Indian Granite Slab


Verde Bamboo

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Verde Cristina
Verde Fantastico

Brazilian Quartzite Slab


Verde Lapponia

Norwegian Granite Slab


Verde Luana

Italian Marble Slab


Verde Marina

Indian Granite Slab


Verde Savannah

Brazilian Granite Slab


Verde St. Denis

Italian Marble Slab


Verde Tinos

Greek Marble Slab


Visag Blue

Indian Granite Slab


Viscount White

Indian Granite Slab


Volakas

Greek Marble Slab


Volga Blue

Ukrainian Granite Slab


Vratza

Bulgarian Limestone Slab


White Beauty

Chinese Marble Slab


White Ice

Brazilian Granite Slab


Whitewood

Chinese Marble Slab


Wild West

Brazilian Granite Slab

Product Information

At Cullifords we have a vast and varied selection of slabs on display in our impressive yard, sourced from all over the world. A visit here is highly recommended, not only can you view a large variety of blocks and slabs for your project, you can benefit from the knowledge and experience of our staff who can guide you through the selection process advising on suitability, finishes, and textures.

Natural stones and man-made surfaces are a complex subject, we have names and classifications of surface types, such as Hard Granites and Soft Quartzites to try and make it easier to understand. Please be aware that these are our in-house labels and not intended for geological and technical identification.



Select a product type below to understand its properties:

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch with general use?

No.

Will it etch with general use?

No.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Possibly, being a natural material it can have very slight areas where a crystal is so small that it does not stay bound to the rest of he surface. Sometimes areas can be filled with resin. This would be evident on selection of material.

Can I cut on it?

Yes, but you will blunt your knife. Or may get metal transfer, which is the metal of the knife or utensil leaving residual metal on the surface.

Will it stain?

No, essentially it is near non porous, but you may get a film of somehting that remains on the surface, but this would come off in 99% of cases with a good clean, being darker, the colours would hide most things.

Can I put hot pans on it?

Yes, Lundhs is the only natural stone to be officially tested for heat resistance.

How will it last over time?

Everyday life in the home and outside will bring to your surfaces different oils and greases that will darken the surface a little overtime, with some regular cleaning Lundhs will always look like new.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch with general use?

No.

Will it etch with general use?

No.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Possibly, being a natural material it can have very slight areas where a crystal is so small that it does not stay bound to the rest of he surface. Sometimes areas can be filled with resin. This would be evident on selection of material.

Can I cut on it?

Yes, but you will blunt your knife. Or may get metal transfer, which is the metal of the knife or utensil leaving residual metal on the surface.

Will it stain?

Not if well sealed, many of the dark harder granites do not need sealing but fabricators may seal them to be sure.

Can I put hot pans on it?

Yes, in most cases it would be fine, and we hear of customers doing this a lot. The Lundhs materials are the only natural stone to be officially tested, so for hard granites which are similar it should be fine, but in order to err on the the side of caution we would have to advise using a trivet to be safe as thermal shock can possibly occur.

How will it last over time?

Everyday life in the home and ouside will bring to your surfaces different oils and greases that will darken the surface a little overtime. There are plenty of cleaners on the market that can revitalise the surface.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch with general use?

Possibly, if you are not carful. We would advise using a chopping board.

Will it etch with general use?

Yes, if the liquid is left on there for a little time. We would advise all spills to be cleared up immediately.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Possibly, being a natural material it can have very slight areas where a crystal is so small that it does not stay bound to the rest of he surface. Sometimes areas can be filled with resin. This would be evident on selection of material.

Can I cut on it?

We would advise using a chopping board, although in most instances it would be unlikely you could scrtach it.

Will it stain?

Not if well sealed. Most staining is down to poor sealing, upkeep, or if the sealant has worn off over time. Speak with the fabricator about the sealant they are using, in most cases we rarely hear of customers resealing their tops, but it’s a relatively easy process if you wanted to do it.

Can I put hot pans on it?

As the softer granites may contain more resin on their surface we would advise on using a trivet to be safe.

How will it last over time?

Everyday life in the home and outside will bring to your surfaces different oils and greases that will darken the surface a little overtime. There are plenty of cleaners on the market that can revitalise the surface. If using outside you may find that the softer materials weather more quickly than a harder one, they may lighten or the surface may crackle.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch with general use?

No.

Will it etch with general use?

No.

Can it have pits/little holes?

In essence, no, most manufacturers produce to a warranty, significant defects from the production are normally covered by these warranties.

Can I cut on it?

Yes, but you will blunt your knife. Or may get metal transfer, which is the metal of the knife or utensil leaving residual metal on the surface.

Will it stain?

No, essentially it is near non porous, but you may get a film of something that remains on the surface, but this would come off in 99% of cases with a good clean, whites and plainer colours would naturally show more problems. Darker ones can show issues in different lighting situations.

Can I put hot pans on it?

No. Always use a trivet or chopping board.

How will it last over time?

Everyday life in the home will bring to your surfaces different oils and greases that will darken the surface. There are plenty of cleaners on the market that can revitalise the surface. Over a longer period, Engineered Quartz will dull a little due to its man made nature. UV can effect an Engineered Quartz surface over time because of its resin content, we don’t reccomend using Engineered Quartz outside as it will lighten and crackle on the surface over time.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch with general use?

No.

Will it etch with general use?

No.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Possibly, being a natural material it can have very slight areas where a crystal is so small that it does not stay bound to the rest of he surface. Sometimes areas can be filled with resin. This would be evident on selection of material.

Can I cut on it?

Yes, but you will blunt your knife. Or may get metal transfer, which is the metal of the knife or utensil leaving residual metal on the surface.

Will it stain?

Not if well sealed. There are some materials in this section that, although they are very hard, are porpous, so attention needs to be made to the sealing. Please ask your sales person ro fabricator about this.

Can I put hot pans on it?

We would recommend using a trivet, most of these material are quite expensive, and although we rarely hear of problems, its best to err on the side of caution.

How will it last over time?

Everyday life in the home and outside will bring to your surfaces different oils and greases that will darken the surface a little overtime. There are plenty of cleaners on the market that can revitalise the surface. Some Natural Quartzites will have an element of resin on the surface, this may go lighter or crackle over time if used outside.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch with general use?

Possibly, if you are not careful. We would advise using a chopping board.

Will it etch with general use?

Yes, if the liquid is left on there for a little time. We would advise all spills to be cleared up immediately.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Possibly, being a natural material it can have very slight areas where a crystal is so small that it does not stay bound to the rest of he surface. Sometimes areas can be filled with resin. This would be evident on selection of material.

Can I cut on it?

We would advise using a chopping board, with all softer materials you will get little scratches over time as the stone gets its own patina.

Will it stain?

Not if well sealed. Most staining is down to poor sealing, upkeep, or if the sealant has worn off over time. Speak with the fabricator about the sealant they are using, in most cases we rarely hear of customers resealing their tops, but it’s a relatively easy process if you wanted to do it. Beign a softer material, if you do get a stain, there is a good chance that it can be removed with a poultice.

Can I put hot pans on it?

As the softer Quartzites may contian more resin on their surface we would advise on using a trivet to be safe.

How will it last over time?

Everyday life in the home and outside will bring to your surfaces different oils and greases that will darken the surface a little overtime. There are plenty of cleaners on the market that can revitalise the surface. Some Natural Quartzites will have an element of resin on the surface, this may go lighter or crackle over time if used outside. Being a softer material, it is possible to re-polish, we can give you details of companies that will do this should you wish to bring more lustre back to the surface.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch with general use?

No.

Will it etch with general use?

No.

Can it have pits/little holes?

No.

Can I cut on it?

Yes, but you will blunt your knife. Or may get metal transfer, which is the metal of the knife or utensil leaving residual metal on the surface.

Will it stain?

No, essentially it is close to being non porous, but you may get a film of something that remains on the surface, but this would come off in 99.9% of cases with a good clean, as always, plainer materials may have more issues from surface films etc. And exposed cut edges or drainer grooves should be treated as they are unglazed.

Can I put hot pans on it?

Yes.

How will it last over time?

We have noticed that being brittle, the edges are a little more prone to chipping, so it is worth speaking with the fabricator / designer to make sure exposed edges are well rounded.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch with general use?

Possibly, if you are not careful. We would advise using a chopping board. Being textured such as honed or satinato can reduce the amount of scratching you could see.

Will it etch with general use?

Yes, if the liquid is left on there for a little time. We would advise all spill to be cleared up immediately. Being textured such as honed or satinato can reduce the amount of etching you could see.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Possibly, being a natural material it can have very slight areas where a crystal is so small that it does not stay bound to the rest of he surface. Sometimes areas can be filled with resin. This would be evident on selection of material.

Can I cut on it?

We would advise using a chopping board, with all softer materials you will get little scratches over time as the stone gets its own patina.

Will it stain?

Not if well sealed. Most staining is down to poor sealing, upkeep, or if the sealant has worn off over time. Speak with the fabricator about the sealant they are using, in most cases we rarely hear of customers resealing their tops, but it’s a relatively easy process if you wanted to do it. Beign a softer material, if you do get a stain, there is a good chance that it can be removed with a poultice.

Can I put hot pans on it?

As the some hard marbles may contain more resin on their surface than average, we would advise on using a trivet to be safe.

How will it last over time?

Everyday life in the home and outside will bring to your surfaces different oils and greases that will darken the surface a little overtime. There are plenty of cleaners on the market that can revitalise the surface. Some Natural Quartzites will have an element of resin on the surface, this may go lighter or crackle over time if used outside. Being a softer material, it is possible to re-polish, we can give you details of companies that will do this should you wish to bring more lustre back to the surface.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch with general use?

Possibly, if you are not careful. We would advise using a chopping board. Being textured such as honed or satinato can reduce the amount of scratching you could see.

Will it etch with general use?

Yes, if the liquid is left on there for a little time. We would advise all spills to be cleared up immediately. Being textured such as honed or satinato can reduce the amount of etching you could see.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Yes, it can have very slight areas where a crystal is so small that it does not stay bound to the rest of the surface, we call these Tirolo. Sometimes areas can be filled with resin. This would be evident on selection of material.

Can I cut on it?

We would advise using a chopping board, with all softer materials you will get little scratches over time as the stone gets its own patina.

Will it stain?

Not if well sealed. Most staining is down to poor sealing, upkeep, or if the sealant has worn off over time. Speak with the fabricator about the sealant they are using, in most cases we rarely hear of customers resealing their tops, but it’s a relatively easy process if you wanted to do it. Beign a softer material, if you do get a stain, there is a good chance that it can be removed with a poultice.

Can I put hot pans on it?

As the some marbles may contain more resin on their surface than average, we would advise on using a trivet to be safe.

How will it last over time?

Everyday life in the home and outside will bring to your surfaces different oils and greases that will darken the surface a little overtime. There are plenty of cleaners on the market that can revitalise the surface. Some Natural Quartzites will have an element of resin on the surface, this may go lighter or crackle over time if used outside. Being a softer material, it is possible to re-polish, we can give you details of companies that will do this should you wish to bring more lustre back to the surface.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch?

Yes, we generally don’t offer these materials for work surfaces, their application is more normally suited to feature walls, bathrooms, hall ways or other architectural features. But the classification is so varied, as are the clients desires in this area, please speak to your sales person about the attributes of the material you are looking at in this section.

Will it etch?

If used close to water, many of these softer materials will etch, darker stones such at Nero Portoro or Marquina are best to keep away form wet areas, but as mentioned before, some clients are happy to throw caution to the wind in selecting different materials. It can depend on your project and the level of maintenance you are expecting. Or in some cases, you are just happy for the product to fade and get its own patina. Please ask your sales person.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Yes, it can have areas where a crystal is so small that it does not stay bound to the rest of he surface. Sometimes areas can be filled with resin. Also repairs can be made to the stones using glues and resins. This would be evident on selection of material.

Will it stain?

Not if well sealed. Most staining is down to poor sealing, upkeep, or if the sealant has worn off over time. Speak with the fabricator or installer about the sealant they are using, in most cases we rarely hear of customers resealing their surfaces, but it’s a relatively easy process if you wanted to do it. Being a softer material, if you do get a stain, there is a good chance that it can be removed with a poultice.

How should I maintain it?

We would recommend regular cleaning with a soft solution cleaner sold by Lithofin or Dry Treat. Each cleaner would depend on the stone. Further guidence can be found at their respective websites.

How will it last over time?

The surface will age and get its own patina, much like the grand house or palaces that these materials have been used in for centuries. Being softer, there are plenty of restoration companies who can re-polish these surfaces, but sometimes they are best left to mellow.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch?

Yes, we generally don’t offer these materials for work surfaces, their application is more normally suited to bathrooms, hallways, or cloakrooms. However, with the right understanding, the use of travertine can be for so much more.

Will it etch?

Yes, if liquid is left on there for a little time. We would advise all spills to be cleared up immediately. Being textured such as honed or satinato can reduce the amount of etching you could see.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Yes, travertine is naturally full of holes, it can have areas where cement or resin filler is so small that it does not stay bound to the rest of he surface. Sometimes areas can be re-filled with resin. Also repairs can be made to the stones using glues and resins. This would be evident on selection of material.

Will it stain?

Not if well sealed. Most staining is down to poor sealing, upkeep, or if the sealant has worn off over time. Speak with the fabricator or installer about the sealant they are using, in most cases we rarely hear of customers resealing their surfaces, but it’s a relatively easy process if you wanted to do it. Being a softer material, if you do get a stain, there is a good chance that it can be removed with a poultice.

How should I maintain it?

We would recommend regular cleaning with a soft solution cleaner sold by Lithofin or Dry Treat. Each cleaner would depend on the stone. Further guidence can be found at their respective websites.

How will it last over time?

The surface will age and get its own patina. Being softer, there are plenty of restoration companies who can re-polish or clean these surfaces, but sometimes they are best left to mellow.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch?

Yes, we generally don’t offer these materials for work surfaces, their application is more normally suited to bathrooms, hallways, or cloakrooms and flooring. However, with the right understanding, the use of limestone can be for so much more.

Will it etch?

Yes, if liquid is left on there for a little time. We would advise all spill to be cleared up immediately. Being textured such as honed or satinato can reduce the amount of etching you could see.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Yes, it can have areas where cement or resin filler is so small that it does not stay bound to the rest of he surface. Sometimes areas can be re-filled with resin. Varying amounts of shelling can occur which should be embraced and not avoided. Also repairs can be made to the stones using glues and resins. This would all be evident on selection of material.

Will it stain?

Not if well sealed. Most staining is down to poor sealing, upkeep, or if the sealant has worn off over time. Speak with the fabricator or installer about the sealant they are using, in most cases we rarely hear of customers resealing their surfaces, but it’s a relatively easy process if you wanted to do it. Being a softer material, if you do get a stain, there is a good chance that it can be removed with a poultice.

How should I maintain it?

We would recommend regular cleaning with a soft solution cleaner sold by Lithofin or Dry Treat. Each cleaner would depend on the stone. Further guidence can be found at their respective websites.

How will it last over time?

The surface will age and get its own patina. Being softer, there are plenty of restoration companies who can re-polish or clean these surfaces, but sometimes they are best left to mellow.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch?

The soft slates such as Italian Black slate is really only suitable for fireplace hearths, but harder slates such as brazilian black or green and Pietra Del Cardos can be used for many surfaces, including work surfaces.

Will it etch?

The softer slate definatley will, harder ones will be less susceptable to etching, but we would always advise that any liquids are cleaned up quickly.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Slates are fairly rustic materials, they can have little pits and holes, some slates are offered as riven, which is their natural split surface. Honed slates tend to be smooth, but as with all natural things there will be certain features that may give the surface some uneveness.

Will it stain?

Not if well sealed. Most staining is down to poor sealing, upkeep, or if the sealant has worn off over time. Speak with the fabricator or installer about the sealant they are using, in most cases we rarely hear of customers resealing their surfaces, but it’s a relatively easy process if you wanted to do it. Being a softer material, if you do get a stain, there is a good chance that it can be removed with a poultice.

How should I maintain it?

We would recommend regular cleaing with a soft solution cleaner sold by Lithofin or Dry Treat. Each cleaner would depend on the stone. Further guidence can be found at their respective websites.

How will it last over time?

If cutting on the softer black slate, you will create scratches, but these can often be masked by applying Linseed or simialr oils. On the harder materials, small scratches will appear, and some etching. The surface will age and get its own patina. Being softer, there are plenty of restoration companies who can re-polish or clean these surfaces, but sometimes they are best left to mellow.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch?

Yes, we generally don’t offer these materials for work surfaces, their application is more normally suited to feature walls, bathrooms, hall ways or other architectural features.

Will it etch?

Yes, if liquid is left on there for a little time. We would advise all spill to be cleared up immediately. Being a delicate material it could be repolished fairly easily by a restorer.

Can it have pits/little holes?

Yes, it can have very areas where a crystal is so small that it does not stay bound to the rest of he surface. Sometimes areas can be filled with resin. Also repairs can be made to the stones using glues and resins. This is veyr typical with onyx, the surfce can appear cracked, even though it is not. Onyx is one of the most delicate materials that we offer. This would all be evident on selection of material.

Will it stain?

Not if well sealed. Most staining is down to poor sealing, upkeep, or if the sealant has worn off over time. Speak with the fabricator or installer about the sealant they are using, in most cases we rarely hear of customers resealing their surfaces, but it’s a relatively easy process if you wanted to do it. Being a softer material, if you do get a stain, there is a good chance that it can be removed with a poultice.

How should I maintain it?

We would recommend regular cleaing with a soft solution cleaner sold by Lithofin or Dry treat. Each cleaner would depend on the stone. Further guidence can be found at their respective websites.

How will it last over time?

The surface will age and get its own patina. Being softer, there are plenty of restoration companies who can re-polish or clean these surfaces, but sometimes they are best left to mellow.

UV Resistant

Scratch Resistant

Easy to Maintain

Stain Resistant

Heat Resistant

Will it scratch with general use?

No.

Will it etch with general use?

No.

Can it have pits/little holes?

In essence, no, most manufacturers produce to a warranty, significant defects from the production are normally covered by these warranties.

Can I cut on it?

Yes, but you will blunt your knife. Or may get metal transfer, which is the metal of the knife or utensil leaving residual metal on the surface.

Will it stain?

No, essentially it is near non porous, but you may get a film of something that remains on the surface, but this would come off in 99% of cases with a good clean, whites and plainer colours would naturally show more problems. Darker ones can show issues in different lighting situations.

Can I put hot pans on it?

No. Always use a trivet or chopping board.

How will it last over time?

Everyday life in the home will bring to your surfaces different oils and greases that will darken the surface. There are plenty of cleaners on the market that can revitalise the surface. Over a longer period, Engineered Quartz will dull a little due to its man made nature. UV can effect an Engineered Quartz surface over time because of its resin content, we don’t reccomend using Engineered Quartz outside as it will lighten and crackle on the surface over time.