Which Material Is Right For You?

Classic Rock offers every type of material needed for your project.

Each material has its own benefits and characteristics the help transform your project into the space of your dreams!

Granite

Granite is the most popular and common natural stone that is quarried around the world. If offers the largest variety of color, texture, and pattern to fit any style and design. Granite is generally heat- resistant, scratch-resistant, and impervious to stains once sealed.

Marble

Marble is a timeless natural stone that has been used for centuries around the world. It is a porous, softer material that is more susceptible to staining, scratching, and etching with everyday use of common household products. Sealing your marble countertops is highly recommended, but will not prevent against etching when introduce to high acidic products. It comes in a variety of patterns and colors and is recommended for more low-traffic areas such as bathrooms and fireplace surrounds.

Quartzite

Quartzite is hard, dense natural stone that is often used as an alternative to marble. It undergoes an immense amount of heat when formed within the earth which makes it one of the most durable, heat-resistant, and scratch-resistant natural materials. Quartzite comes in a variety of colors and patterns and can sometimes be mistaken for marble. Sealing this material is highly recommended to prevent staining, but Quartzite does have the ability to etch when introduce to common, high acidic products.

Soapstone

Soapstone is one of the softest natural stones offered. It is a Talc-based material that makes it more susceptible to scratching, but is very heat-resistant. It is extremely less porous than most other natural stones making it less likely to absorb liquids and chemicals and is commonly found in science labs because of this characteristic. Soapstone is generally a darker stone commonly found in colors such as grey, black, green, and blue. It has more of a matte finish, but mineral oil can be safely applied to bring out the luster and natural beauty of the stone.

Onyx

Onyx is a rare, delicate natural stone that comes in a myriad of vibrant colors and dramatic patterns. It is a soft material that is susceptible to scratching and will etch when introduced to acids. Sealing this material is highly recommended, but it will not prevent against etching. Onyx is a unique natural stone because it is translucent and can be back light to accentuate natural, dramatic beauty. Due to its fragility, it is more commonly used as a backsplash or low-traffic areas.

Quartz

Quartz is a man-made engineered stone that is non porous and available from a variety of manufacturers. The stone is created by combining natural ground quartz, resins, polymers, and pigments and is very durable. Quartz is offered in a large variety of colors and patterns and can be a great alternative to marble without the maintenance. Although this material is non porous and does not need sealed, it is not as heat-resistant as natural stone and is not recommended for fireplace surrounds or outdoor applications.

Porcelain

Porcelain is made from a non-porous ceramic clay that contains various minerals, such as Kaolinite and silica. The material is very heat resistant and durable as it is manufactured under extremely high temperatures. The colors and patterns offered in this material can strongly resemble natural stone or other natural materials like wood, but the patterns and colors are only surface-deep. Porcelain is a thinner material than natural stone or quartz therefor edge profile options are limited to either a square edge or mitered edging to give the countertops a thicker appearance. Due to the materials thin nature, it makes it a great option for any vertical wall application such as shower surrounds, fireplace surrounds, and backsplash. This material is non porous and does not need sealed.

Solid Surface

Solid Surface is a non-porous engineered material that consists of variety of plastic resins and pigments. It is offered in many colors and designs and is a material that is solid all the way through from top to bottom. Solid Surface is not heat resistant and will scratch more easily that natural stone or quartz if you cut directly on it. This material does not need sealed since it is non porous and does not absorb liquids and bacteria.

Laminate

Laminate is a layered countertop that can be a relatively inexpensive option for your project. It consists of a thin, plastic resin layer that comes in various colors and patterns that is adhered to MDF or particle board to create the countertop. The plastic resin layer is non porous and easy to maintain, however, if water seeps through any seams and comes in contact with the MDF it can cause damage to the tops.