It is known that many people love the gorgeous natural stone sinks, bath tub or countertop! But before you love it, you should know how many types of stone sink there are.
In a manufactured object these kinds of variations are often considered defects, but in natural stone, these enhanced areas of coloration, rough textures and dramatic fault lines are a sign of the individual character of products made not by machine, but by the earth itself. When a sink is created from any type of stone there will always be differences in texture, grain and color on different parts of the piece. Here’s a little information about each of these beautiful, natural materials.
Color Sandstone contains random concentrations of minerals that show up in the stone as spots, freckles, or colored patches. A sedimentary rock, sandstone was created when sand was deposited in estuaries and tidal flats eons ago. The occurrence of these mineral inclusions is a natural expression of this unique material. All Sandstone vessels carry some degree of anomalies.
Marble tiles for sale come in every color from stark white to stark black. In between are yellows, browns, reds, greens and blues. All these stones have color anomalies, non-structural fracture lines, and inconsistent veining. Each of these colors of marble also ranges from almost solid colored to extraordinarily veined and figured, making for some of the most beautiful and costly materials in the world.
Black granite is an igneous stone and comes in many varieties from the very fine-grained Absolute Black that looks almost like Obsidian to the frothy looking Grandiorite, which is not actually a granite tile for sale but is often sold as granite. At first glance some black granite looks solid black, but upon closer inspection you’ll find even the blackest granite contains small irregular flecks of gray, silver, gold or copper-colored mineral deposits.
Onyx stone is a smooth stone. Its surface can be highly polished. Underlying the sheen is crystalline structure and intense veining. No two onyx sinks will ever match, but any two pieces made from the same type of onyx will coordinate beautifully. These factors make each onyx sink entirely unique.
The coloration and features of each block of stone will vary one to another. These are the features that create the beauty and value of natural stone. Each of our wash basin models are carved from a single block of stone quarried from hillsides where the rock has formed over eons. This means each block has its own character, with infinite variation in its crystalline structure. The differences are evident in distinctive veining, mineral inclusions, minor pitting or areas of deeper coloration.