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Natural Stone Installation Tips
Marble
Granite
Slate


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Installation Tips


We have created this instructional information to assist you with your stone installation project. Natural stone can be easily installed if you follow the correct procedure. We have developed a DIY guide to assist you in your installation. Some projects can be very challenging and it may be necessary for you to consult or hire a professional installer.

To preserve and maintain the beauty of your newly installed natural stone it is important to use the proper maintenance program.

To help you select the stone thatís right for your application here is some general information on granite, marble and slate:

Granite
This hard and dense stone is ideal for both indoor and outdoor purposes, which means you could have the same flooring material inside and outside. It doesnít scratch or stain as easily as marble. Granite stands up well to heavy traffic. Granite is an excellent choice for kitchen countertops. Granite can be honed or flamed finishes for an increased traction surface. A broad range of elegant patterns and colors makes granite the most versatile, durable and most maintenance-free of all stones.

Marble
The rich palette of colors makes marble perfect for interior floor, walls and counters. Variation in color and veining is part of the beauty of marble. Marble is relatively soft compared with granite. Marble is also very sensitive to acidic chemicals such as vinegar, lemon, wine, tomato sauce, coffee, fruit juice. Like other stones, marble should be sealed with a penetrating sealer to prevent from stains. Polished marble is not recommended for high-traffic areas. Marble can be honed or tumbled finishes. Marble is not recommended for kitchen countertops.
Slate
The handsome and rugged look of slate tile is a perfect addition for the floor. Slate comes in a limited range of colors, including gray, blue, green, yellow, purple, and black. Slate can be recognized by its sheet-like structure. Slate rarely is highly reflective and its surface is usually uneven. Slate should be sealed for extra protection.