Some granites, quartzites and marbles are more consistent than others. For example, nero assoluto is black—it is consistent throughout the slab. This stone can be chosen from a sample. However, other stones with pattern and movement such as bianco antico, delicates, mont blanc and calacatta vary from block to block and have movement within the slab that cannot be discerned from a small sample.
We suggest that customers come and view slabs. Bringing a cabinet door, sample of the flooring, backsplash—whatever is important, will facilitate the selection process. Many customers can make their decision at the time of viewing. For customers that are uncertain, we provide free samples of stones to allow the stone to be seen in relation to the home décor, and in the daylight and artificial lighting of the home. Slabs that are unique and “tagged” require at deposit at the time of tagging in order to hold material.
Engineered stone/quartz, ultra compact, glass, porcelain and solid surface can be chosen from samples.