With any natural stone material, there will be variations in color and markings in each piece of tile or slab. These variations cannot be regarded as defects. They are characteristics of natural stone that give the material its uniqueness and dramatic beauty. We encourage you to take the opportunity to personally approve your natural stone lot at our fabrication facility. When possible, we will provide samples and color swatches in order to assist with your material selection.
Please note that any samples offer a general representation of the overall color and markings of each product and are not meant as an exact replication of the actual product.
We will attempt to cut around obvious inconsistent areas, but cannot guarantee avoidance of these areas as it may result in additional material required above our standard allowance for waste.
With granite and marble, any or all of the following
natural characteristics MAY be present:
- Areas, especially in marble, that have been filled with a matching color epoxy that may enhance or compromise the integrity and strength of the material
- Variations in veining, color and movement may be present in any natural material. Swirl type granites exhibit this more than others
- Fissures – small visible lines on the surface of the polished or honed slab which rarely indicate or affect structural integrity
- Beauty marks – natural mineral deposit concentrations that can be seen as intensified spots or lines of color, lack of color or areas with compromised polishing ability
- Pitting – “Pock marks of varying size on the surface of a slab which are a result of the tightness of the material grain
- Resin Impregnated Stone – Many slabs are “color-enhanced” at the slab factory by a new process of resin impregnating which can result in polished edges appearing lighter or of a different color. We use techniques to color and surface edges to match the slab surface as close as possible and as each slab is unique, the technique is also unique, proprietary AND UNFORTUNATELY ignored by low cost providers.