NATURAL STONE & QUARTZ
With nearly 2,000 full slabs of stone on-premise, Architectural Justice is one of the largest stocking fabricators in Northeast Ohio. In addition to the vast natural stone selection that is quarried from all around the world, we have several collections of quartz products offering hundreds of colors and designs.
Having the ability to choose your own slab and seeing it in full form in person is a great benefit. Many projects begin with the selection of stone, which often time becomes the focal point of a room. Be sure to visit our showroom and granite yard to see the vast variety of nature’s workmanship in each slab.
A LOOK INSIDE THE GRANITE SHOP
The Stone Shop artisans craft and fabricate custom countertops for kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, and many other surface applications. Our 10,000 square foot fabrication facility brings together an experienced production team and state-of-the art CNC equipment under one roof.
– Each slab is one of a kind
– Available in a countless array of colors, patterns, and textures
– Available in honed, polished, and leather surfaces
– One of the hardest dimension stone types; scratch resistant
– Typically heat resistant up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit – however we recommend using trivets on any type of surface
– Most can be exposed to direct sunlight, unlike quartz
– Easy to maintain with mild household cleaners.
– Most natural granite should be sealed annually*
BEST USED FOR:
Kitchen countertops, tub surrounds, outdoor spaces and other heavily used surfaces
BOTTOM LINE: If you are drawn to granite, it is a perfect choice that will offer a timeless, high-end look ideal for every style.
– One of a kind marble-like appearance
– Available in a range of colors, patterns, and translucence
– Quartzite is a durable stone and an excellent choice for frequently used surfaces
– We recommend using trivets, coasters and cutting boards on any type of surface
– To maintain, clean with mild soap and water
– Quartzite should be sealed annually*
BEST USED FOR:
Recommended for kitchen and bathrooms
BOTTOM LINE: If you like the timeless look of marble but need a more durable stone for frequently used surfaces, quartzite is an excellent choice.
– One-of-a-kind slabs can have veining that ranges from subtle to distinctive
– Available in a range of colors like white, cream, brown, gray, and black
– Marble is comprised of calcite crystals which make it vulnerable to mild acids which may etch and patina the stone
– Dolomitic (Dolomite) marble contains a small amount of magnesium making it a little slower to etch
– Sealing doesn’t make marble any less prone to etching
A little prevention goes a long way when it comes to maintaining marble. Use trivets, coasters and cutting boards. Clean with mild soap and water or use cleaning products specific for cleaning marble. Marble should be sealed periodically.*
BEST USED FOR:
Bathrooms, fireplace surrounds, hearths, and vanities
BOTTOM LINE: If you can embrace the patina and minor imperfections marble gains over the years, consider marble. There is no comparison to the beauty of marble.
– Engineered stones are consistent from slab to slab
– Available from various manufacturers around the world
– It is comparable to mid to high range natural stones but can look less natural
– Can be used in combination with natural stones
– It is a durable, strong product that does not require sealing
– Most engineered stones are stain-resistant
– Is not heat proof, chemical proof or fracture proof. Edges are prone to chipping or cracking and are difficult to repair than with natural stones
To maintain, clean with mild soap and water. As with natural stones, do not use bleach, cleansers or any abrasive pads
BEST USED FOR:
– Kitchens, bathrooms and other heavily used surfaces
– Not recommended for use outdoors or around fireplaces
BOTTOM LINE: If you prefer a uniform look for your project, quartz or engineered products offer a nice alternative to other stones.
BRANDS WE CARRY: Cambria, LG Viatera, Mont Quartz, MSI Quartz, and Silestone.
*Sealing does not need to be done by a professional. This can simply be done by referring to the easy directions on the sealant. It is a matter of cleaning the surface, spraying the sealer and wiping it off.