Nothing takes someone's breath away like a brand new kitchen or bathroom with Granite, Marble or Quartz surfaces. At Alpha Granite & Marble LLC, we specialize in natural stone Florida countertops as well as engineered stone or solid surfaces products, with Custom fabrication and installation.
We have the experience necessary to bring your dreams to life for amazing products made out of stone and granite near Tampa, Florida. We have a full line of natural stone and natural stone accessories available. We can make recommendations and match patterns in your home or business to really bring the beauty of our natural stone or Quartz surfaces products.
We take pride in our wide selection of quality products.
All of the products we offer can be delivered to you within 7 to 10 business days.
What is Granite?
Granite is the signature rock of the continents. More than that, granite is the signature rock of the planet Earth itself.Among all the rock and mineral formations found in the earth's crust, granite stands in the happy intersection of materials that are both highly desirable and widely abundant. Found throughout the world as a major component of the earth's crust, granite proves useful in a wide variety of building and decorative applications thanks to its natural resistance to heat, weather, etching and staining. While most people recognize the general appearance of granite---typically a coarse grained, multicolored rock---not everyone is aware of the key mineral components that define granite. First, granite is made of large mineral grains (which is where its name came from) that fit tightly together. Second, granite always consists of the minerals quartz and feldspar, with or without a wide variety of other minerals (accessory minerals). The quartz and feldspar generally give granite a light color, ranging from pinkish to white. But that light background color is punctuated by the darker accessory minerals. Thus classic granite has a "salt-and-pepper" look. The most common accessory minerals are the black mica biotitic and the black amphibole hornblende. Third, almost all granite is igneous (it solidified from a fluid state) and plutonic (it did so in a large, deeply buried body or pluton). The random arrangement of grains in granite its lack of fabric is evidence of its plutonic origin. Rock with the same composition as granite can form through long and intense metamorphism of sedimentary rocks. But that kind of rock has a strong fabric and is usually called granite gneiss.
What is Marble?
Marble is made from the metamorphism (which is a type of crystallizing process) of different sedimentary carbonate rocks. These rocks are usually dolomite or limestone rock.
After the crystallizing process is complete, the rocks have a new structure which is called marble. The intricate detail you often see in marble is not manmade, it is the small crystals of rock that fused together to make the marble. The veins and swirls on the marble is also various mineral impurities such as clay, silt or sand that may at one point have been a sedimentary layer in the limestone.
There are many different types of marble depending on what area you get the material from and what rocks metamorphoses to create the marble. The color of marble can vary from black and white to green depending on what areas the rocks fuse crystallize together.
Whatever is mixed in with the limestone decides the final colour of the marble. If limestone is pure, you get white marble. If it has hematite or clay in it, you will get a reddish color marble. Marble that has limonite is yellow, and marble with serpentine is green. Most marble is large grained and comes in many colors.
What is Quartz?
Quartz countertops are an engineered stone product available in unique and exciting colors. used in residential and commercial kitchen and bath applications.Quartz countertops offer colors and patterns that are not found in granite or any other natural stone Quartz countertops are made by mixing and compressing natural quartz derived from granite and epoxy resins, Quartz countertops are molded and milled to standard sizes and thickness but can easily be manufactured to custom specifications. Quartz countertops are very low maintenance, do not require maintenance polishing and are impervious to stains, oils and burns that would permanently scar natural porous stone materials. For those who prefer a consistent pattern through an entire countertop, quartz countertops are an ideal choice as they have a uniform pattern compared to granite which has an almost unlimited variety of pattern, color and movement. One advantage to using quartz countertops is that they are easily matched up at the seams without a shift in the pattern or color that can sometimes occur with granite.Does this Spark an idea?
What is Cambria?
Cambria is a natural, quartz surfacing product that has a variety of uses in your home such as countertops, vanities, fireplace surrounds, wet bars, showers, etc. Cambria is the ONLY quartz product produced in the United States of America, all of the other products are imported. Therefore, Cambria's color options are also significantly different, reflecting our knowledge and responsiveness to the American marketplace. Additionally, Cambria is a family owned company with over 60 years of manufacturing experience bringing a new perspective and approach to the countertop industry.
What Is Caesar Stone?
Caesar Stone is a man-made Stone that consists of approximately 95% of quartz, which is one of the most common minerals found in the earth's crust. The other 5% of Caesar Stone is a mixture of polymer resins and colouring.
What Is Silestone?
Silestone is a man-made solid surface countertop made of quartz, resin for binding, and pigment (or color).There are many manufacturers of quartz countertops, but Silestone is unique in that it incorporates a layer of germ and bacteria protection in the molecular level of the countertop during production. This protection, called Microban, and doesn't wash away or fade with use.
What is Zodiaq® Stone?
Engineered with pure quartz crystals, quartz countertops Zodiaq® let you bring the best of both worlds -- nature and science -- to your kitchen, bath and throughout your home. Explore the drama and beauty of nature without sacrificing the performance of science. Zodiaq® quartz countertops are incredibly durable and resistant to heat and scratches. Zodiaq® quartz surface is composed mostly of quartz, giving it exceptional toughness and a hardness.
What is solid surface countertops made?
Solid surface countertops get their name from the fact that their material is solid throughout the entire thickness. Solid surfaces make use of acrylic, polyester, or a combination of the two. Both are types of heavy-duty plastic commonly used in other household fixtures such as tubing and bathroom ware. Acrylic is usually considered superior in durability and quality compared to polyester.
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