At Sergio's Ceramic Tile & Construction you will find a great collection of glazed ceramic and porcelain tile that comes complete with all of the pieces necessary for kitchens and bathrooms.
Ceramic tile is one of the oldest building products known. Ceramics dating back many centuries have been found along the banks of the Tigris River in the Middle East. Once available to only the most affluent, ceramic is still considered one of the most fashionable choices for countertops and walls.
As old as the earth itself, granite is one of the hardest and durable of all building stones. It has been used as a building material for major edifices throughout history, including the Roman Pantheon. Similar to lava, granite is an igneous rock that begins as liquid magma deep within the earth. In many cases, granite originates from the underside of continents or pieces of ocean crust that are melted by intense heat. The extreme pressure in the center of the earth compresses the liquid magma, creating a very dense material with minimal pores. These characteristics make granite's surface tough and almost impenetrable. Granite emerges at the surface of the earth after eons of natural erosion has removed the overlying layers of older rock. Most granite appears where deeply buried rocks are brought to the surface by movements of the earth's crust.
Eye-catching and functional, granite is a speckled stone that ranges in color from absolute black to Bianco Portolo – and every color in between.(Visit our Virtual Kitchen Please). The natural color variations result from a mixture of minerals, including common materials found in ceramic or porcelain, like feldspar, quartz and mica. Natural irregularities in the interlocked minerals create a beautiful array of kaleidoscopic.
Known for its beauty and elegance, marble is a timeless classic. Throughout the centuries, it was the material of choice for artists and architects to create magnificent sculptures, monuments, and buildings such as the Taj Mahal in India and the Greek Parthenon. Inspired by such masterpieces of antiquity, architects and designers of today use marble to add an aura of sophistication and splendor to any space.
Marble is a metamorphic limestone. It begins as a sedimentary stone consisting of seashells and the bones of sea creatures that have settled to the ocean floor. Calcium in the sediment combines with carbon dioxide in water to form calcium carbonate. High heat and pressure cause the fossilized materials, along with its original carbonate minerals, to crystallize and transform limestone into marble.
Like fingerprints, no two pieces of marble are exactly alike. Marble varies in color and veining from stone to stone as a result of fissures filled with minerals that are present during the stone's formation. The naturally occurring variations in marble contribute to its distinctive appeal. Polishing achieves a patina that further enhances the colors of all the trace elements.
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