The Rock Shop of Marquette, MI inventories a variety of granite & marble slabs, which is updated regularly. Interested in redoing your kitchen, bathroom or fireplace? We encourage you to stop by our showroom to become familiar with our products and to check out our new arrivals.
Granite is classic and one of the most popular stones for countertops and vanities. This natural stone consists of at least 20% quartz and is very durable. Each slab of granite is unique, offering many different patterns (veins, specks, swirls) and colors. Porous granites that absorb liquid are recommended to be sealed every few years to prevent staining. This is a very simple process that only takes a few minutes.
Marble’s wonderful appearance and superior engineering characteristics makes it a natural choice for floors, wall coverings, table tops, and bathroom walls, floors, and showers. Although it requires a bit of maintenance, it has proven to be a very durable stone – just check out the Greek Parthenon (400 b.c.), the Taj Majal (1635), & the Lincoln Memorial (1922) – as reference points.
Engineered Stone is a composite material made from crushed natural stone bound together by a polymer resin to provide a more consistent look. Engineered quartz products are gaining in popularity and are sometimes preferred over granite or marble products because engineered stone requires less maintenance. Compared to unsealed granite, it has better resistance to stains. However, recent research reported in Consumer Reports magazine reveals virtually no difference in performance between quartz products and sealed granite.
To make your countertop & vanity project easier, The Rock Shop offers several popular sink & faucet styles at competitive prices.