Advice on the Selection of Stone for Residential Use

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Learn about some of the various types of surfaces



Historically, it has been commercial practice to group stones within performance and behavioral groups as opposed to true scientific definition. While scientifically there are hundreds of rock type identifications, only nine groups are commonly acknowledged commercially: Granite, Limestone, Marble, Onyx, Quartzite, Sandstone, Serpentine, Slate, Soapstone and Travertine.


At Holland Marble we supply and fabricate stone in all of these categories. The most important consideration in selecting stone is matching the physical properties of the stone with the intended application. The following information is partly extracted from our professional accreditation body, the Marble Institute of America. It should be used as a guide only and consultation with our Sales Team is recommended so that you, our valuable customer, can make an informed choice on stone selection!

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Architectural Limestone Work


For all your stone projects, we invite you to come visit us, or schedule an appointment by calling 972-247-1621.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you select the best stone for your needs.

Holland Marble Company, Inc.

1515 Monetary Lane

Carrollton, TX 75006

(972) 247-1621

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