We live in a truly amazing time! Just like technology overall has continued to evolve, so has the granite industry. Europeans have always been at the forefront of stone’s possibilities, from England’s limestone at Stonehenge to Michelangelo’s marble statue of David to the granite Belgium block that is spread all throughout Europe’s streets.
Up until the mid 1980s, most of the granite and marble imported into the United States was from Italian Quarries. Things have changed dramatically since then. Brazil is now the largest exporter of granite with other counties like Spain, China and Portugal not too far behind. The entire world has tapped into this abundant resource and has provided us with endless options for all of your designing needs. Granite, marble, onyx and limestone come in thousands of different colors, and each has its own set of unique characteristics.
Engineered Stone has become extremely popular as an alternative to natural stone. It is a composite material comprised of rock and resin. It can be used for all types of interior applications while requiring less maintenance and having better resistance to stains than granite. Ideal Fabrications is a certified fabricator for Caesarstone®, Compac and Silestone®. All three manufacturers have a large assortment of colors to choose from, offering many new options for your project.
If you happen to be a green-minded person, we also have manufacturers that deal solely with recycled materials. Ice Stone® and Vetrazzo are two companies that have found a unique way to use recycled glass and concrete to make an eco-friendly material with a truly stunning color selection.