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Majestic Marble & Granite
253 Revere St Canton, MA | 781 830-1020
Located in Canton, MA, Majestic Marble & Granite serves clients throughout all of New England. We offer our clients the ease and convenience of one stop shopping. All popular natural and synthetic materials and 500+ patterns to choose from. Our turn-around time from template to installation is just 5 business days on most projects!
GRANITE is an intrusion igneous rock formed from the slow cooling of magma. Granite is the major component of the continental crust, coarse grained and composed of mostly quartz with a variety of feldspar minerals and micas. It is very popular for both interior and exterior construction beacuse of it's strenth and durability. Granite is the strongest of all the natural stones, therefore, recommended in most kitchen projects and any high-traffic area. Granite should be sealed every 6-12 months, depending on the amount of use the surface endures.
LIMESTONE is a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium carbonate, often composed of the organic remains of sea animals, as mollusks, corals, etc., and used as building stone, a source of lime, etc.: when crystallized by heat and pressure it becomes marble. Limestone is very popular for a variety of applications including counter top, back-splash and tile work. Limestone is, however, porous, and should be sealed and treated like marble.
ONYX is a variety of agate with alternate colored layers, semi precious stone - it is very fragile and should be treated similar to marble. It is very popular in high end interior design. This stone requires a bit more maintenance than both granite or marble, however the pure beauty of this natural stone is unmatched. Onyx is translucent and can be back-lit for a stunning, breathtaking look. Onyx should be sealed every 3-6 months.
SOAPSTONE is a metamorphic rock, a talc-schist. It is largely composed of the mineral talc and is thus rich in magnesium. It is produced by dynamo-thermal metamorphism and metasomatism, which occurs in the areas where tectonic plates are subducted, changing rocks by heat and pressure, with influx of fluids, but without melting. Soapstone provides a classic look and, although it is a softer surface, is still widely used in the construction industry. Soapstone is very dense, however still porous and should be sealed every 6-12 months depending on the treatment of the surface.
MARBLE is a metamorphic rock form composed of coarse crystals from parent limestone or dolostone rocks. Pure marble is white and composed of the mineral calcite. It is very popular for sculpture and building construction because of its beauty and relative softness. It is vulnerable to weathering since its calcium carbonate content is readily attacked by acid rain. Marble puts an elegant finishing touch to the softer areas of the home. Marble should be sealed every 3-6 months, depending on the amount of stress it is subject to.
Quartzite® is a hard, non-foliated metamorphic rock which was originally pure quartz sandstone. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through heating and pressure usually related to tectonic compression within organic belts. Pure quartzite is usually white to grey, though quartzites often occur in various shades of pink and red due to varying amounts of iron oxide. Other colors, such as yellow, green, blue and orange, are due to other minerals.