RIOSTONES – Countertops with Natural Stone

natural stone countertops by RIOSTONES

About RIOSTONES

RIOSTONES is the premier natural stone supplier along US West. We carry a wide and varied inventory of beautiful granite, marble, quartzite, limestone, travertine and other natural stone slabs quarried from some of the finest stocks from Brazil and throughout the world.

We also carry top brands of prefabricated slabs: Copastones, Silestone, Caesarstone and Neolith (please see location store pages for availability).

In our 2 locations in Los Angeles and Las Vegas you will find 5,000 different slabs of marble, quartzite, granite, travertine, limestone and more in a palate of 200+ colors and patterns – we’re confident you’ll find a choice that will suit your tastes and budget.

If you can’t make it in person, then please enjoy browsing the photos we have reproduced here on this website. When you find an example that you think would be suitable for your natural stone project, then just give us a call or contact us via our easy-to use Email form and we’ll respond right away, with all the detailed information you require. We offer very reasonable prices so our inventory tends to move fast but we always have new travertine, marble, granite, quartzite and other natural and prefabricated Copastones slabs arriving from Brazil and other overseas quarries on a regular basis. It is more than likely that we have the type of stone slab you are looking for.

All our slabs arrive pre-resined and polished direct from Brazil to our RIOSTONES yard and showroom so they are all ready for cutting according to the template you require. We also have a wide and varied range of sinks, faucets and stone working tools and cleaning and maintenance products so that you can keep your natural stone countertops, vanities, floors and walls in beautiful, gleaming condition.

EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE

At RIOSTONES we make a point of treating all our clients as if you were our very first customer. We know that it can be difficult at times to finally decide on any particular color and pattern of natural stone slab when there are so many beautiful and unique samples to choose from.

We will do everything we can to help you to narrow down your choice by answering all your questions honestly and openly, and will explain all we know about the most appropriate uses for each type of natural or prefabricated stone.

We will also show you samples of the different depths of slabs, types of edgings and joints so that you can make the decision how best to finish your specific project, depending on the look you want to achieve. If you would like to find out more about the natural stone products we sell at RIOSTONES, please don’t hesitate to contact us online with all your questions, telephone or email us.

Beautify More Than Just Your Countertops
WITH NATURAL STONE

Natural stone is a collective name for thousands of different types of stone throughout the world, many of which are formed by rivers, volcanoes or tectonics. The most common place homeowners and builders utilize natural stone is on countertops or flooring. However natural stone can be useful in many other areas inside and outside the home to add personality and beauty. While there are a variety of types of stone to choose from, each unique in its kind,
certain natural stones are more useful in certain parts of the home than others. It is important to understand the pros and cons of the most common types of natural stone and welcome the ideas it can be utilized in many areas in your home.

Granite. Perhaps the most popular natural stone choice for countertops because of its heat, scratch and stain resistance, it is a great choice whether you are designing a sleek, modern bathroom or a more country farmhouse look. Granite can have a variety of colors and designs and many times has a speckled and glossy design with an array of hues or even a vein pattern. In addition to countertops, granite can also be used on bar tops, flooring, fireplaces, steps, driveway curbing, terraces and more.

Marble. Softer and more absorbent than granite, marble is still tough enough for any application in your home. It is considered one of the most luxurious and elegant natural stones. It is very porous and susceptible to etching and staining so regular sealing and special care will ensure it looking its best. Available in an assortment of colors, marble is best suited for backsplashes, pastry surfaces, floors, tub sur- rounds, vanity tops or as a feature wall in any room of your home to add that extra wow factor.

Quartz. This is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth’s continental crust, after feldspar. Quartz is scratch resistant and has built in anti-microbial protection against bacteria, mold and mildew buildup, which makes this an ideal stone for kitchen countertops, showers and tub surrounds. Its non-porous surface, unique blend of beauty and easy care makes quartz an exceptional choice for any lifestyle.

Onyx. Admired for its translucency and beauty, onyx can be magnified by a backlight. Although most commonly known as a jet black stone, onyx colors also range from white, to honey colored neutrals, to stunning blues, greens, reds and gold. Because onyx is more fragile than other types of stone, making it more vulnerable to both chemical and abrasive deterioration, this stone is more suitable for low traffic areas or walls.

Limestone. With a variety of textures, this stone is formed by the shells of marine animals. Hard, dense pieces take a polish while softer ones do not. Even though limestone is a strong stone, it is easy to stain, especially from acidic products such as tea, citrus or juice. A cutting board is recommended if using as a countertop. For the interior of the home, limestone works well for bathroom surfaces, kitchen floors and entryways. However, limestone is also an excellent choice for exterior applications such as pavers to landscaping or around window sills. Limestone weathers naturally over time, but its appearance actually improves with age.

Travertine. A type of limestone, travertine receives more pressure and heat from the earth’s crust. It has a porous surface, so it is prone to etching if exposed to acidic materials. Holes give this stone a sponge- like appearance. It comes in four main finish options: honed, which has a matte finish; polished, which gives a shiny appearance; tumbled; and brushed, which both leave textured finishes. Travertine is most commonly used for flooring, although it’s possible to use it on countertops, walls and shower areas.

Slate. Distinctive for its matte surface and cleft pattern, slate often comes in deep greens, blues, grays and purples. Slate is made mostly from clay minerals and mica and is an excellent waterproof stone, which for the interior of the home is ideal for bathrooms, kitchens and wall cladding. For the exterior, slate is perfect for pool areas, driveways, or anywhere that gets wet.

Soapstone. Hence the name, this stone gets its soap-like feel from the mineral talc, which it is largely composed of, and is very rich in magnesium. Soapstone is chemically inert, non-reactive to harsh chemicals and extremely dense–even denser than granite. This stone does not stain and liquid will not permeate its surface. However, soap- stone is soft and scratches easily. The scratches will create a patina on its surface over time which should be expected after everyday wear. Because soapstone resists high heat, it is the perfect stone choice for kitchen countertops, vanity tops, sinks and fireplace surrounds.

To learn more about the ways natural stone can enhance the interior and exterior of your home, you can call Rio Stones, Inc. at 702-522-1752 or visit their 25,000 sq. ft. showroom at 4050 W. Sunset Rd. in Las Vegas. They pride themselves on customer service assuring their customer’s wants and concerns are top priority. With a broad selection of fine stones, they can help you choose a stone to fit your personality and décor. For additional information, you can also visit their website at www.riostones.com

 

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