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Marble is a crystalline, compact variety of metamorphosed limestone. The distinctive sheen of marble is caused by light penetrating a short distance into the stone and then being reflected by the surfaces of the inner crystals. Marble is considerably softer than granite and is therefore subject to greater wear and weathering. However, like granite, marble adds a touch of class and sophistication to architectural decoration. Marble is generally the preferred material for bathroom installation - vanities and both wall and floor tiles as well as fire surrounds.

Marble is a metamorphic rock derived from Sandstone and Limestone that has undergone heat and pressure. A transformation process takes place when the weight of overlying material, pressure from crystal collisions and heat from the earth’s core generate temperatures in excess of 900°C. In its purest form, marble is crystalline white calcite. However most marbles are infused with impurities such as dolomite, silica or clay thereby providing variations in colour and significant movement. The base colours of marble range from white to black with a broad range of hues.

Surfaces must be protected from scratching or staining and therefore marble is not suitable for environments where it will be exposed to harsh air pollutants and/or chemicals or dyes, including those common to many foods.

Caring for your Benchtop

Caring for your Benchtop
pacific stone care pack

When we’ve installed your stone benchtop, we’ll leave with you a special Pacific Stone ‘Black Box’ which is essentially a care pack for your benchtop. It contains specialised cleaning product for your stone, a special cloth to clean your benchtop with and instructions on how to care for your benchtop for years to come.

If for any reason you do not receive your care pack, or you have further questions regarding care and maintenance of your bench top, please contact our friendly staff.

Why use stone

Why use STONE
stone looks great!

There is something about polished stone which is just so appealing to the human eye. It looks great and it feels great. It adds huge value to your home: Stone benchtops are commonly associated with homes of higher quality, by adding stone to your kitchen you are likely to increase the value of your home far beyond what you pay for the stone. A whole new look in only one step. In many cases, replacing your old benchtop with a new stone one can dramatically change the entire ‘look’ of your kitchen.

Why choose stone for your kitchen

Why choose stone for your kitchen, bathrooms or hearth?
increase your homes value

Most people associate stone with higher valued homes. It’s a sign that you’ve chosen to have higher quality products and finishings in your home.

What most people don’t realise is that stone is often not much more expensive than a traditional benchtop. In most cases, the difference in price between a laminate top and a stone top for an average kitchen is around $1500 but the increase in value to your home is much more substantial.