With natural stone surfaces, there are plenty of beautiful, intricate, and unique materials that will look incredible in your space. Unlike other materials like laminate, wood, concrete, or butcher block, every slab of natural stone is a unique piece from a quarry. 

No two slabs have the same colors and patterns, or veining. Natural stone has varying finishes from high polish to softer, grainy textures, meaning it can fit into any style or aesthetic you’re trying to achieve. These finishes can make your space feel elegant and modern, sleek and fresh, classy and traditional, or natural and rustic. But which stone fits your project best? Granite, marble, quartzite, quartz, soapstone? Keep reading to learn more about each type of stone surface.


Granite has a unique, exotic appearance. With thousands of different colors available, no two slabs are exactly alike, which gives your countertops unique charm and personality.


Marble countertop surfaces are timeless with their classic beauty and elegance. Marble stone is formed from limestone, superheated to form its unique crystalline structure.


It is named soapstone after its “soapy”, soft feel. Black, gray, or green in color, it is highly valued for its heat and acid resistance. Acids and heat may stain other kitchen surfaces.


Quartz countertops combine quartz with resins, polymers, and pigments resulting in an extremely hardened, man-made countertop material with nearly endless color choices. Because it's man-made it can be formed to any shape or size too.


Natural quartzite countertops are an excellent alternative to marble counters because they look like of some of the finest marble in the world but will not etch, scratch, or break nearly as easily.


Dolomite presents a rich palette of colors that seamlessly blends into various design themes. With a tactile feel and a nod to classic charm, this stone provides a touch of rustic elegance that transforms any environment.


Limestone, a sedimentary stone rich in calcium deposits, boasts a history of contributing to some of the world's most iconic architecture. Whether used indoors or outdoors, its timeless appeal adds a touch of sophistication to any space.


Onyx, a fine-grained form of quartz with bands of different colors, introduces a translucent quality. When backlit, it creates a spectacular effect, adding a touch of luxury and sophistication to any environment.


Produced by the compression of sediments like clay and shale, slate emerges as a dense, metamorphic rock suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Its availability in smooth or cleft finishes adds versatility to its aesthetic appeal.


Deposited by mineral springs, travertine exhibits a fibrous or concentric appearance in various shades. Frequently used as a building material, it brings a touch of Italy's architectural finesse to your living spaces.

Our Distributors

We have partnered with suppliers that offer some of the best natural stone you can find. This gives you nearly unlimited options and the reassurance that you’ll be happy with your investment. Take a look at the selection they offer or stop by our showroom to see some of our beautiful slabs of natural stone.



We are a full-service natural stone and quartz fabricator and installer for residential and commercial sites. Whether you are looking for a countertop, outdoor kitchen, tub surround, or you want a custom piece made, Monarch Surfaces has the knowledge and experience to design a masterpiece that fits perfectly into your space. Contact us today to discuss your project!

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