Davis Tile & Marble Natural Stone Slabs & Tile
Available slabs vary in length and width, but have standard thickness of 2 em (¥4 inch and 3 em ( 11/4 inch). Other special cuts can be ordered for your use. Tiles are available in 12 x 12 (inches), with 16 x 16, 18 x 18, 24 x 24, and other available sizes.
Granite is an igneous rock, formed mainly by the crystallization of once molten material under conditions of extreme heat and pressure. Visit Davis Tile & Marble's Granite selection to find a granite that is perfect for your natural stone project.
Marble is a metamorphic, crystalline rock formed by the intrusion of an igneous rock into a limestone stone mass. The heat and pressure of such an event alters the original molecular structure of the calcite present in the limestone and causes re-crystalization of the calcite and the formation of new minerals. The result is marble with the much appreciated characteristics of heavy veining and wide range of colors. Marble surfaces take a high polish, but are not very hard and scratch easily. Its natural composition makes marble an easy target for acids normally found in food and cleaning products. The acids etch the marble surface, damaging the polished finish Marble is a porous stone and requires preventative sealing with silicone based impregnators. With proper maintenance, such as using neutral products, marble performs extremely well, though it is not recommended for use in kitchens. Visit Davis Tile & Marble's Marble Selection for the perfect marble complement to natural stone project.
Travertine & Limestone's
Travertine is a sedimentary rock, composed almost entirely of calcium carbonate, which is formed by the accumulation of calcium carbonate deposited by hot springs. Many of the old Roman 'termas' or baths were located in the rich travertine producing region of Tivoli, which is located south of Rome in the Rapolano area of Tuscany. Travertine was the stone choice of ancient Rome. Travertine is distinguished from other sedimentary rocks by its "spongy" texture and large number of holes, varying in size and shape. Travertine colors are usually light ivory and beige, but impurities and iron compounds found in the stone are responsible for the creation of reds, yellows and dark brown colors. Travertine is durable and performs well in all types of applications but must be properly sealed and maintained. The distinctive holes may be filled or left natural (unfilled) according to its proposed application and desired aesthetic appeal. Unfilled travertine must not be used outside in cold climates.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed by the cementing together of naturally accumulated rock fragments and organic sediments via a chemical process in shallow prehistoric marine environments. Limestone's granular composition consists primarily of calcite. Limestone varies in degrees of hardness; the densest stones can be polished to a very high gloss finish. The most common colors are beige, gray, white, yellow and brown. As with marble, acid and acidy foods will etch the surface of limestone. Proper care and maintenance requires the use of only neutral soaps and detergents. Limestone is also a porous stone and requires preventative sealing with silicone based impregnators. Limestone is quite durable: and, with proper maintenance, some types can perform extremely well, even in high traffic areas. The new additions to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Quai d'Orsay Museum in Paris are good examples.
Quartzite & Slate
Quartzite (Metaquartzite ), which is composed of more than 90% quartz, is formed from the metamorphosis of sandstone. Its crystals are tightly fused, forming a bard crystalline rock. It is an evenly textured stone, medium to fine grain, sugary in appearance and pale in color. (Quartzite Samples)
Slate is chiefly comprised of quartz and illite, with mica, calcite, and minor quantities of other various minerals. Slates vary in color, most commonly seen in black, gray, red, purple, or green. The red color is due to the presence of Hematite, while green colors are due to Chlorite. Grey and black are due to carbon and/or graphite. Shades of red~ purple and tan are related to varying amounts of iron oxides.
Basalt is a volcanic stone that has been used in architecture for centuries. Basaltina, one of the premium basalts in Stone Source's catalog of materials, has a particularly rich history. It is quarried near Rome and was used by the ancient Romans to build roads and monuments. Examples of its uses in architecture can still be seen still today. Basalts are rich in magnesium, feldspar, pyroxene and iron, with hints of olivine and amphibole; all of which are siliceous materials similar to those in a granite. Although Basalts boast the durability of a granite, they tend to have the consistent coloration, markings and subtlety of a limestone.
Landscaping is a great way to enhance any home or business. It adds visual appeal and offers a warm inviting environment. Whether you are making a wall, patio, or adding steps or accent boulders, we offer a variety of natural stone product that is sure to catch your eye.
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