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Posted on 28th November, 2016 |

Did you know ? Facts on Granite Pavers

Did you know ? Facts on Granite Pavers

– Granite is a natural rock that is formed by the crystallization of magma within the earth’s crust. It is composed of three main minerals, mica, feldspar and quartz. Granite is recognized for its strength, hardness and durability, making it perfect for use as pavers. – Many homeowners choose to install granite pavers in their driveways, because of their intense strength. This variety of pavers can support the weight of multiple vehicles for decades without cracking. At the same time, granite will also increase the value of the home. – Granite pavers are extremely durable, making them perfect for use in high traffic areas. They can be used for walkways, courtyards, patios and the interior of homes and commercial buildings. – Granite pavers are ideal around a pool, due to the fact that they are water-resistant. These natural stone pavers have a slip-resistant finish when left unpolished. This makes granite one of the safest type of pavers to place around the pool edge. – Another important feature of granite...

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Posted on 28th October, 2016 |

What are Ultra Compact Surfaces

What are Ultra Compact Surfaces

UCS employ exclusive Sinterised Particle Technology, a high tech process which represents an accelerated version of the metamorphic change that natural stone undergoes when subjected to high temperatures and pressure over thousands of years. The term “ultra compact surface” is used to describe a completely new countertop surface that is made by putting the raw materials found in glass, porcelain, and quartz, under extreme heat and pressure to create and almost indestructible material. Brands that we fabricate and install include Dekton and Neolith, various samples can be viewed in all showrooms. What makes ultra compact surfaces almost indestructible? It’s the extreme heat and pressure in the manufacturing process, and when we say “extreme” heat and pressure we mean it. Ultra compact surfaces are typically baked at 1200º Celsius, and compressed at 5900 pounds per square inch. In fact, the press that the makes the product Dekton is the largest press of its kind in the world at 25,000 tons. Ultra Compact Surfaces are only “scratch resistant” not “scratch proof” because...

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Posted on 29th July, 2016 |

Frequently Asked Questions About Stone

Frequently Asked Questions About Stone

Q: What is Engineered Stone? A: Engineered Stone or Engineered Quartz is a manmade stone product made from 90-95% crushed quartz in a resin polymer slab. Q: Where do Granites come from? A: Granite is a naturally occurring igneous rock which is found in many countries around the world. India, Brazil & Norway are some of the more prominent countries producing the raw product with processing occurring in these countries along with Italy and China. Edstein Creative source a number of Granites direct and import these to make up a range of stock colours and all other materials are sourced from wholesalers throughout Australia. Q: Should I use Engineered Quartz or Natural Stone? A: There are a number of factors that should be considered when choosing a stone surface. Both Engineered Stone and Natural Stone such as Granite are hard wearing and suitable for use in a kitchen benchtop application. Colour and design are the main factors and we recommend that lighter colours like whites and creams tend to...

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Posted on 27th June, 2016 |

Frequently Asked Questions For Monuments

Frequently Asked Questions For Monuments

We are regularly asked many questions in relation to monuments. We have created a list of the main ones to help you in this difficult process. If you have a more specific question that has not been covered please come into one of our offices and speak with our professional team members. Q: Do I need to wait 12 months before placing a monument at the cemetery? A: No, there is no need to wait. When you feel you are ready to discuss the choices available call us. Q: Do I need to purchase a memorial even if there was a cremation? A: No, marking a grave space is optional. We of course recommend it to provide a place for reflection and comfort. It also offers genealogical information for future generations. Q: What type of material should the memorial be made of? A: Most memorials are made of one of three materials: Granite, sandstone or bronze. We recommend and use granite because of the options it gives you and its...

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Posted on 20th June, 2016 |

Natural Stone Finishes

Natural Stone Finishes

While Eurocahcina may have highlighted the rise of Ultra Compact Surfaces, the one segment that continues to remain strong is Natural Stone. This selection showcases Granite, Quartzite and Marble many of which are in Leather or Honed finishes, making the hard wearing surfaces tactile and rich. Edstein Creative stock a range of Natural Stone including the Cosmic Black featured here and Infinity Quartzite in Leather, Honed and Polished finish. Enquire today at one of our...

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Posted on 20th June, 2016 |

Exterior Fireplace Installation

Exterior Fireplace Installation

This is the first stage of an exterior fireplace installation featuring Neolith Iron Grey and Iron Copper set on polished Black Granite feature strips. Neolith provided the ideal product for this application both interior and exterior with the rich warm textured...

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