Intro to Stones


Granite is a coarse-grained igneous rock made of orthoclase, albite feldspars, and quartz mineral. It also often contains other minerals like mica, hornblende, or augite in smaller amounts. Other stones compared to this rock in great hardness, firmness, or durability are commonly also referred to as granite.


When it comes to durability, granite is highly resistant to damage and considered one of the top choices for countertops, particularly for outdoor kitchens. Its natural hardness makes it an excellent option for long-lasting use.


Marble is a type of stone that has undergone a metamorphosis from limestone. It is composed mainly of recrystallized calcite or dolomite and can achieve a high polish. It comes in a variety of colors. 


Due to its natural and soft properties, it is more widely used in bathrooms. For kitchens, it is strongly recommended to have it sealed multiple times throughout the year to preserve its appearance.


Quartzite is a type of metamorphic rock characterized by interlocking grains of quartz.


It boasts remarkable durability and is as tough and durable as granite is. Being a natural and hard rock, it has excellent resistance to wear and tear (If you plan to use it outdoors, get in touch with your fabricator first to ensure its suitability.) (natural & hard)

Quartz (Engineered Stone)

Quartz is a chemical compound consisting of one part silicon and two parts oxygen (silicon dioxide). Its unique properties make it one of the most useful natural substances. Quartz for surfaces is engineered, by combining up to 93% Crushed Natural Quartz and 7% Resin. This makes the stone just as strong as granite, but slightly heavier.


Resistant and durable like granite, but does not withstand prolonged exposure to really high temperatures, not for outside kitchens. (engineered & hard)

Cristallo Stone

Cristallo Stone is a popular choice for homeowners and businesses who are looking for a high-quality natural stone material that exudes elegance and sophistication.

Quarried from the prestigious mountains of Italy, Cristallo Stone features a unique crystal-like finish that adds depth and character to any space. Its smooth texture and luminous appearance also make it perfect for use in a variety of applications, including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, flooring, and wall cladding. 

Here at The Slab Depot, we are proud to offer a wide selection of Cristallo Stone slabs in varying sizes and thicknesses to meet the specific needs of our clients.


With proper care and maintenance, Cristallo Stone can last for many years. You can easily clean it with a damp cloth and mild soap, and it is also resistant to food and liquid spills. It is important to avoid using harsh chemical cleaners or abrasive sponges, as they can damage the surface of the stone.

Overall, if you are looking for a durable and low-maintenance surface for your home or commercial space, Cristallo Stone is a great choice.

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Dolomite stone is a durable marble which is much more resistant to scratches and stains than a typical marble. 

Is a natural material that has been used for centuries in construction and architectural applications, and it has been widely used in both modern kitchens and bathrooms in this day in age. This sedimentary rock is known for its outstanding durability, and unique color variations that range from warm yellows and grays to cool blues and greens. At The Slab Depot, we offer a wide variety of dolomite stone slabs and tiles that can be used for everything from kitchen countertops to fireplace surrounds. Whether you’re looking for a traditional or modern aesthetic, our high-quality dolomite stone products are sure to provide a striking and lasting addition to any home or commercial space.


The durability of dolomite stone depends on various factors such as the type of dolomite, its location and formation, and how well it is maintained.

Like any other natural stone, it requires proper care and maintenance to ensure its longevity. This includes regular cleaning, sealing, and avoiding the use of harsh chemicals that can damage the stone’s surface. 

Overall, dolomite stone is a great choice for many applications due to its durability and aesthetic qualities.

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Types of Quartz Slab

Quartz slabs are known as the best and the most potent countertops. Nevertheless, many people need to learn that these material slabs are further subdivided

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