La Pietra Custom Marble and Granite specializes in detailed fabrication of natural stone kitchen countertops, incredible marble baths, granite fireplaces, and one piece stone sinks that will transform and add life to your kitchen. La Pietra's expertise is not limited to natural stone kitchen countertops alone. In our stone slab yard you will find a variety of beautiful stone slabs including limestone, travertine, onyx, quartz, and semi-precious stones that can be used in many areas of your home or places of business.
At La Pietra, we carry a wide range of fine products. Our Thin Stone Veneers is made out of the finest field stone from local quarries. The veneer is thin and easy to work for any application around your home or business.
La Pietra Thinstone is crafted in the USA.
Marble is metamorphosed sedimentary carbonate rock. Limestone or dolomite (carbonate rocks) are the typical base minerals. The recrystallization of the carbonate minerals result in Marble.
Often, the original structure of the carbonate rocks are modified during the metamorphism to render the marble unrecognizable from its original state. The swirling and veins in marble often result from mineral impurities which are in layers in the original limestone or dolomite.
Granite is normally a coarse grained igneous rock that is comprised of quartz, feldspars and micas. The quartz will be be the lighter color minerals with the remaining consisting of feldspars and muscovite. The dark minerals are hornblende or biotite. Granite is by far the most common rock found in the outer crust of the planet. Granite is formed by the cooling of magma in the ground.
As the name implies it is a countertop product that is made of quartz and resins. Before granite slabs were resined Engineered Stone had one major advantage over its natural counterpart, it was difficult to stain. Now with the advent of resined slabs that advantage is gone. The primary difference is the appearance. Man made products come in a large range of consistent colors which do not occur naturally in nature.
You often see engineered stone being used in commercial setting or contemporary ones. You get to decide which look is best for your project.
Yes we can remove and dispose of your old counters. At La Pietra we use the latest technology in template system. This technology allows us to get the measurements of your kitchen counter tops with out removing the old counter tops. That way our customer will have the convienience of not being with out a kitchen during the fabrication process.
Yes, we have one of the largest inventory of granite remnants around! We also have remnants and half slabs of engineered stone, marble, limestone, onyx and of course granite and many other types of stone remnants.
Stop by and see if we have the stone you want!
At La Pietra we offer the latest technology in sealing. We are a Dry Treat accredited applicator and warranty our sealing done with Stain Proof Original to guarantee a 15 year protection against any stain. The days of sealing your granite every year are gone. Our granite is durable and easy to care even more than any engineered quartz surface. Ask one of our sales reps for more information on how you can protect your investment.
Often people make the mistake of assuming that if it is more expensive then the slab is better quality. Often in our industry stone cost has more to do with availability, competitive quarries...in other words; Does color come from multiple locations creating a price competitive market? So the simple answer is: No....the cost has nothing to do with the structural quality. The more complex answer is Yes.
For example; Santa Cecilia Granite is available from many sources so the base price of the granite is fairly low. In that group there: First Choice Material, which is has nicest even looking coloring and movement. Then there is Second Choice Material: This will look close to first choice but have minor color variations which make it slightly less expensive then the first choice. The final classification is Commercial Grade Material: This class of stone will have things that make it look less then desirable, spots/eggs of color that do not match the “Norm” for that material. This is the lowest cost.
These ratings are subjective and have to do with what the granite looks like. At the end of the day all three classification will perform perfectly in your kitchen but the “quality” is based on the subjective appearance.