The Elegant Product Line
Every piece of Elegant stone has its own unique qualities because it is not manufactured; it is a product of nature. Just as no two snowflakes are exactly alike, each Elegant stone product is totally unique, giving incredibly distinctive character to the finished product.
It is estimated that more than 9,000 different varieties of stones have been discovered. However, to avoid confusion, we have streamlined the best of the best for inclusion in our product range and any stone variety can be sourced from any quarry in the world on request.
We carry a complete range of sample products for customer evaluation in the form of slabs – 2cm and 3cm - and tiles in 12”x12”, 18”x18”, 24”x24” and other available sizes. Our products include:
- Granite, Marble, Onyx, Slate, Sandstone, Travertine, Porcelain and Semi-Precious stones
- Landscaping material and stone accessories for backyard gardens
- Mosaic, Medallion, motifs and wall tiles.
We are constantly searching for new products across the globe and keep adding them to our line. We work with various fabricators who are equipped with contouring and polishing machines for custom fabrications and edge preparation. We can have any stone product cut to exact specifications to meet your design needs.
Granite is igneous rock that is formed under extremely high pressure from solidification of magma inside the Earth’s crust. Minerals crystallize slowly to give granite its characteristic crystalline structure. Granite is one of the most popular natural stones in the market.
Available in a striking array of colors, granite‘s durability and longevity make it ideal for kitchen countertops, transaction counters and other heavily used surfaces such as tabletops and floors.
Marble is formed from limestone by heat and pressure in the earth‘s crust. These forces cause the limestone to change in texture and makeup. It is harder and less porous than limestone.
Marble is used in formal floor applications, furniture tops, fireplace surrounds and vanity tops. It is also used in kitchens as confectioners‘ slabs.
Onyx is a type of marble that has been formed by the deposits of cold solutions. It is a translucent material with concentric veins. The name comes from the Greek word onyx, which means fingernail. Onyx is a popular stone for interior wall covering. It is also used for light residential flooring and novelty items and is often found on tabletops, bar tops and some pieces of furniture.
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock made from small grains of quartz and feldspar. Sandstone is one of the most versatile stone products with a variety of uses that include roofing, flooring, paving, paneling, beams, pillars, arches, doors, window sills, wall facing and fence posts.
Slate is formed below the earth‘s surface by changes in the makeup of shale, which consists primarily of clay minerals and of fine particles of quartz. It can be recognized by its sheet-like appearance and is found in earth-tone colors.
Slate is often used to trim the fronts and lobbies of buildings and for roofing.
Travertine is formed by the accumulation of calcite from hot springs. Often classified as limestone and marble, it has holes carved by water flowing through the stone. These holes are often filled with synthetic resin or cement.
Leather: After flaming a special polishing technique is applied with a reverse flow of water.
Travertine is used for interior and exterior wall cladding. It is also used for interior and exterior paving, and for statuaries and curbing.
Stone Surface Finish
The popular surface finishes that may be considered when ordering any of our stones include the following: (Note: finishes are dependent on the inherent, unique properties of each stone.)
Polished: A smooth and glossy surface with a mirror-like finish. The brilliance of colors and grains comes from the reflectivity of polished crystals created by using polishing bricks and diamond abrasive powders.
Honed: We offer different levels of a flat to low sheen gloss or matte look for varied selection. Although this surface is smooth, it is often very porous, and hence used in high traffic buildings.
Flamed: This surface is rough in texture and is developed through intense heat during fabrication. The stone is heated and crystals begin to pop, thus forming a rough surface.
Brushed: After flaming, special brushes are used to give the stone an antique and rustic look.