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Natural Stone: Durable, Elegant and Beautiful

The unique, rich beauty and durable nature of natural stone surfaces in a building enhance the day-to-day quality of life for occupants and increase the value of the building for its owner. Natural stones can be grouped into one of three categories: igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic.

Igneous Stone

Igneous stone is formed when molten rock cools and solidifies above or below the earth’s surface, with most of the over 700 known types of igneous stone formed beneath the earth’s surface.

  • Granite is quarried from dozens of countries and occurs in a wide array of colors and non-uniform patterns that give each slab character and make it a unique work of art. Granite is hard and highly resistant to scratches, acids and alkalis, so it will not etch from common foods, beverages or household cleaners, making it ideal for heavily used indoor and outdoor surfaces. Staining was once a problem but with today’s sealers, it is no longer a concern. In addition to the granite that we directly import ourselves, we also offer Everlife™ and SenSa™ granite. » View color choices

Sedimentary Stone

Sedimentary stone is formed when layers of sediment laid down by natural forces is
compacted and bonded together by heat and pressure over millions of years.

  • Limestone is found in abundance worldwide and consists mainly of calcite from fossilized marine animals. It varies in color, porosity and strength. Limestone has a smooth granular surface that is devoid of visible graining or crystalline structure. Click here to see the selection of limestone colors typically stocked by Plamar. » View color choices
  • Soapstone is a soft but dense stone that wears well and is resistant to acids and alkalis, making it a popular choice for use in outdoor kitchens and entertaining areas.
  • Travertine is formed deep underground near hot bubbling springs, which deposit calcite and create its characteristic pits and pores. These pits are often filed with synthetic resins or cements while being made into slabs. Travertine ranges in color from the palest hues of ivory to deep shades of gold, red, and brown. » View color choices

Metamorphic Stone

Metamorphic stone is formed when sedimentary, igneous or older metamorphic stone is transformed by heat and/or pressure into a new stone with different properties.

  • Marble is recrystallized limestone whose beauty and soft glow make it an ideal choice for countertops and other surfaces in areas that are not subject to hard wear. With today’s sealers, marble performs well against staining. » View color choices
  • Onyx is created when water dissolves limestone and then re-deposits it into a new form. This beautiful stone is characterized by its translucence, and can be backlit for striking, dramatic effects. Onyx is very soft and somewhat brittle, so it should be installed where it will not be subject to hard wear.

Selected Granite Color Choices

Almond Mauve Almond Gold Ivory Gold Ghibli Sunset Gold
Almond Mauve Almond Gold Ivory Gold Ghibli Sunset Gold
Persian Gold Lapidus Santa Cecilia Vyara Gold Juparana Fantastico
Persian Gold Lapidus Santa Cecilia Vyara Gold Juparana Fantastico
Juparana Columbo Madura Gold Giallo Fiorito Pegasus Giallo Veneziano
Juparana Columbo Madura Gold Giallo Fiorito Pegasus Giallo Veneziano
Giallo Ornamental Venetian Gold Giallo Himalayan Juparana Classico Juparana Gold
Giallo Ornamental Venetian Gold Giallo Himalayan Juparana Classico Juparana Gold
Baltic Brown Red Bordeaux Crema Bordeaux Verde Fuoco Tan Brown
Baltic Brown Red Bordeaux Crema Bordeaux Verde Fuoco Tan Brown
Tropical Brown Labrador Antique Paradise Dark Paradiso Classico Dakota Mahogany
Tropical Brown Labrador Antique Paradise Dark Paradiso Classico Dakota Mahogany
Silver Sea Green Golden Persia Violetta Rosa Beta Paradiso Bash
Silver Sea Green Golden Persia Violetta Rosa Beta Paradiso Bash
Verde Candeas Verde Maritaca Emerald Pearl Uba Tuba Blue Pearl
Verde Candeas Verde Maritaca Emerald Pearl Uba Tuba Blue Pearl
Monte Cristo Verde Tropical Verde San Francisco Verde Butterfly Blue Eyes
Monte Cristo Verde Tropical Verde San Francisco Verde Butterfly Blue Eyes
Luna Pearl Costa Esmeralda Tunis Green Verde Fontaine Impala Black
Luna Pearl Costa Esmeralda Tunis Green Verde Fontaine Impala Black
Bianco Sardo Tropical Violet Parana Green Bianco Antico Nero Impala
Bianco Sardo Tropical Violet Parana Green Bianco Antico Nero Impala
Bianco Romano Caledonia Bianco Sardo Black Galaxy Absolute Black
Bianco Romano Caledonia Black Galaxy Black San Gabriel Absolute Black
         
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Limestone Color Choices

Crema Fatima Limestone Gascogne Beige Limestone Gascogne Blue    
Crema Fatima Gascogne Biege Gascogne Blue
         
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Marble Color Choices

Breccia Damascatta Breccia Oniciata Marble Crema Marfil Marble Verde Guatemala Marble White Carrara
Breccia Damascatta Breccia Oniciata Crema Marfil Verde Guatemala White Carrara
         
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Travertine Color Choices

Mocha Cream Noce Travertine Roman Travertine    
Mocha Cream Noce Travertine Roman Travertine    

 

Please remember that colors and patterns vary from slab to slab, and that the images above are shown only to provide you with a general idea of available options, so that you can streamline your material & color selection process.