*Fresno Marble & Granite is a Direct Importer of Natural Stone
*We are Family Owned & Operated with the Main Emphasis on Quality
*Our Goal is to Sell You Top Quality Stone at a Competitive Price
*One Visit and You Will See Why We are the Valley's Top Choice for Natural Stone
Materials For Flooring:
Limestone, Marble and Travertine can all be used on floors without much worry, especially if you choose a honed or tumbled tile with subtle shading variations. The honed and tumbled tiles are already scratched and beat up, so there is very little stress about scratches and scuffs. As a bonus, honed or tumbled tiles are much safer than polished ones because wet feet will not slip as easily. In addition, stones with shading variations hide dirt and stains better than high polished material.
Granite is a Coarse-Grained Igneous rock, which means that at one time during its development, it was melted like Volcanic Lava. Unlike lava, however, this melted (or Molten) rock never reached the surface. It remained trapped inside the earth, where it slowly cooled & crystallized, resulting in a very uniform, speckled stone that ranges in color from black & gray tones to pinks, browns, reds, greens & whites
*Nearly Impossible to Scratch
*Accepts Hot Pots & Pans
*Will Not Stain Under Normal Use and Clean Up After Use
*Does Not Harbor Bacteria
*Not Affected by Citric Acid, Coffee, Tea, Alcohol, Wine, Etc.
*Generally Will Last Forever
Marble is a Metamorphic rock. It was once limestone, but over time, the combination of intense heat & pressure caused the limestone to Re-Crystallize. Foreign substances often entered the stone during this process, creating an infinite variety of colors, textures & veining. Marble is a lot like people, no two are exactly alike
Travertine & Onyx:
Travertine is limestone in a sense. It is formed by Geysers, like Old Faithful, when the extremely hot underground water dissolves the underlying limestone and carries it upwards with the geyser water. When the water falls to the ground & evaporates, it leaves behind the dissolved limestone which re-hardens into stone. Onyx, like travertine, is the result of water dissolving existing limestone and re-depositing it.