Granite, Marble,Travertine, Onyx Slabs


SLABCO Granite, Marble, Onyx and Travertine

SLABCO is an import and distributor of Granite, Marble, and Travertine from all over the world.

GRANITE

juparana-cappuccino-200We carry over 0 different colors and patterns of granite slabs.  Click here to see our granite gallery.  Granite is the most durable of all the stones. Granite’s rich colors, unique patterns and strength make it an ideal choice for floors, kitchen counter tops, or exterior cladding. Granite is also extremely low maintenance. Each stone has its own mineral make up that creates the colors and structure..   Colors include Amadeus, Azul Bahia, Azul Imperial, Blue Bahia, Balmoral Red, Baltic Brown, Bethel White, Bianco Sardo, Black Galaxy, Blue Eyes, Blue Pearl, Caledonia, Dynamic Blue, Emerald Pearl, Ghibli, Giallo Veneziano, Golden Leaf, Imperial White, Juparana Bbordeaux, Juparana Colombo, Juparana Fantastico, Kashmir Gold, Kashmir White, Labrador Antique, Multicolour Red, Nero Impala, Rustenburg, Nero Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Black, Paradiso Bash, Paradiso Classico, Rosa Porrino, Santa Rita, Saphire Blue, Silver Sea Green, Spectrolite, Tropical Brown, Najran Brown, Tropic Brown, Verde Lavras, Verde Marinace, Verde Sao Francisco, Verde Tropical, Verde Uba Tuba, Violetta.

MARBLE

marble slabsMarble has been valued for thousands of years for it’s rich palette of colors.   Marble is however more porous than granite. For this reason, we highly recommend that you NOT put marble in the kitchen.   Marble stones consist of 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 1800F.  Texture of marble depends on the form, size and uniformity of grains. The element components of marble determine the color of the stone. Generally calcite and dolomite marbles are of pure white color. Variations of whiteness of pure marbles are due to the mixture of foreign substances. Such impurities form streaks and clouds.  White Cabrera, Emperador Dark, Alabama White, Crema Valencia.  Click here to see our marble gallery.

Quartzite

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Welcome to our Quartzite Slab Gallery.  We now carry Quartzite Slabs for countertops. Quartzite is a stone with the look of marble but the strength of granite. Quartzite may be used for countertops without the worry of breakage while giving the classic look of marble. Quartzite countertops are becoming more popular, especially when you want white countertops with steaks of black, brown or gold. Quartzite is also available in rose and brown shades. It can also be used for fireplace surrounds and floor murals. Click here to see our quartzite gallery.

 

TRAVERTINE

travertine slabsTravertine is generally used for floors, walls, countertops and for outside as cladding and pavement. Travertine is generally filled with grout before it is honed or polished, which produces a uniform surface more like other stones. Unfilled travertine is also quite beautiful, and is often seen as exterior surfaces of buildings. Travertine stones result from hot spring water penetrating up through underground limestone. When the water evaporates, it leaves behind layers of dissolved limestone and other minerals, giving it its banded appearance. Travertine stones are generally light-colored beiges and tans. Colors include Nocce Vein Crosscut,  and Classico Crosscut.  Click here for our travertine gallery.

 

Onyx

onyx slabsOnyx was originally used to describe only black and white banded Chalcedony (Quartz), with wide and flat bands of color. Today, however, stone cover under the term of Onyx has expanded to to include many types of semi-translucent to translucent banded varieties of many different stones. This includes other types of Quartz as well as Calcite, Marble and Travertine (often called Onyx Marble) and even some Alabasters. This stone is made of glassy lime carbonate and generally is seen in crystal layers in a variety of colors including green, yellow, gray, honey and white with yellow, brown and green shadows. Click here for our onyx gallery.

 

 

Limestone

Nut Brown Satin Limestone Slab 474Limestone is actually a sedimentary rock formed by the consolidation and compaction of sand. Natural Limestone is an extremely hard and tough material. Limestone is typically the youngest of the quartz-based stones, with each stone having a different level of porosity, hardness and compressive strength. Limestone is suitable for domestic and commercial use. Because of its natural beauty, Limestone are used for interior as well as exterior decoration including sandstone countertops, flooring, paving and cladding walls.

 

 

Soapstone

Soapstone Slab 4378 Soapstone, the rock steatite, is the material we use for our soapstone countertops, sinks, masonry heaters, flooring, and many other architectural applications.  Steatite is composed of several minerals, but the most abundant is talc. Steatite, because of its additives, is harder than talc, and hence suitable for the applications cited above. Soapstone (steatite) in its initial state only comes in shades of gray.

This naturally quarried stone is softer than most other naturally occuring minerals. Although soft, soapstone is a very dense (non-porous) stone; more so than marble, slate, limestone and even granite. Since soapstone is impenetrable, it will not stain, no liquid will permeate its surface. Other stones, including granite, have a propensity to soil; this is why soapstone (steatite) is widely used in chemistry lab countertops and acid rooms.

 

 

 

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