Established 1995

Sydney: 02 9793 2001

Brisbane: 07 3630 0001

Melbourne: 03 9330 3321

BUYERS GUIDE

Each type of stone is formed differently and features different strength, colour, texture and composition. Understanding the benefits
and features of different stones are imperative to choosing the right stone for your project.

Definitions for Different Products

Natural Stone Slabs

Natural Stone slabs reflects the origins of its creation and as each type of stone is formed differently, each has the ability to feature differences in strength, colour, texture and composition. Until recently, natural stone was the preserve of the wealthy, who were attracted by its dramatic qualities and simple elemental beauty. Now, thanks to our global sourcing, it is within the reach of many. It is so versatile you can use it in any room of the house, but durability and easy maintenance make it a great choice for heavy wear areas like kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces and many more. It is now an integral building material in the higher end of the Australian residential and commercial market.

SNB Stone offers slabs in:
Marble
Granite
Limestone
Quartzite
Dolomite
Sandstone
Basalt
Travertine

Natural stone slabs have been used widely from exterior design to interior applications – floors, walls, kitchens, bathrooms, surrounds, fireplace surrounds, entryway, sculptures, fountains and pool surrounds. Adding natural stone to homes or commercial applications brings a unique creation and adds value.

INFINITY ENGINEERED STONE SLABS

Infinity slabs are high performance Porcelain stoneware. The manufacturing system combines layers of coloured powders into the body of the slab, perfecting the appearance down to its minimum detail

Imported directly from Italy, the Infinity porcelain slabs use innovative Natura Vein
Tech to obtain veined slabs and create the effect found on natural stone.

Using Infinity porcelain slabs are an economic way to provide a project with a natural stone look.

End use for Infinity porcelain slabs is limitless. It can be used for interior or exterior application including kitchens, bathrooms, walls, floors and outdoors.

Natural Stone Tiles

Natural Stone tiles reflects the origins of its creation and as each type of stone is formed differently, each has the ability to feature differences in strength, colour, texture and composition. Until recently, natural stone was the preserve of the wealthy, who were attracted by its dramatic qualities and simple elemental beauty. Now, thanks to our global sourcing, it is within the reach of many. It is so versatile you can use it in any room of the house, but durability and easy maintenance make it a great choice floors and walls. It is now an integral building material in the higher end of the Australian residential and commercial market.

SNB Stone offers tiles in:
Marble
Granite
Limestone
Quartzite
Dolomite
Sandstone
Basalt
Travertine

Natural stone tiles have been used widely from exterior design to interior applications – floors, walls, kitchens, bathrooms, surrounds, fireplace surrounds, entryway, sculptures, fountains and pool surrounds. Adding natural stone to homes or commercial applications brings a unique creation and adds value.

Definitions for Different Materials

MARBLE

Marble is the most prestigious stone in the world. It is prized for its timeless style, texture, and rich palette of beautiful colours. Marble has a place anywhere internally or externally for residential and commercial constructions. It is formed from limestone that has been altered by heat and pressure.

Its naturally random appearance and premium characteristics make it an ideal material for bathroom vanity tops, kitchen countertops and sophisticated wall coverings. It can also be used for floors, foyers, fireplace facings, and windowsills.

SNB Stone offers Marble slabs and tiles in several finishes including highly polished and honed. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion.

GRANITE

For easy care and durability, Granite is unmatched. Naturally beautiful, Granite has incredible strength and density that many of the structures in which Granite has been used over the centuries are still standing. It is considered an igneous stone that has been affected by lava and altered by exposure of other minerals.

Available in multitude of often unexpected colours, there is virtually no limit to its uses. Granite is commonly used in architecturally designed homes and commercial applications including flooring, countertops, vanities, and decorative exterior applications.

SNB Stone offers Granite slabs and tiles in several finishes including highly polished and honed. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion

LIMESTONE

Limestone combines subtleness and sophistication as it’s one of the most practical and versatile natural stone material. It is an ideal choice for both interior and exterior project and it’s available in an incredible array of colours, textures and tones.

As a hardwearing product, limestone is perfect for high traffic areas as it maintains its eye catching visual design throughout its life. Commonly used throughout homes and commercial applications for flooring and bathrooms, with the denser limestones recommended for kitchen benchtops.

SNB Stone offers Limestone slabs and tiles in various sizes. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion

QUARTZITE

A resilient stone, Quartzite add a touch of brilliance to any application as it is a very hard, tough and chemically resistant natural stone. With similar characteristics to Granite, this low maintenance natural stone is an excellent choice. It comes from sandstone that has been affected by heat and compression

Quartzite is a lot less porous than granite and marble which make it less prone to stains permanently damaging the surface. The surface of Quartzite can be made to extremely smooth, making it highly desirable for countertops and tiles

SNB Stone offers Quartzite slabs and tiles in several finishes including highly polished, leather and honed. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion.

TRAVERTINE

A true gift of nature, Travertine has many uses to beautify the interior or exterior of a home or commercial property. It is created when limestone has been flooded by water leaving mineral deposits that are unique to every slab.

This stone is full of cavities that can be filled with cement based filler and then honed to give a smooth surface. Alternatively, Travertine can remain unfilled and then honed to give it a semi smooth surface.

Travertine is used as floor and wall tiles, kitchen bench tops, pavers and many outdoor projects. Only warm water and small amounts of neutral PH non abrasive soap is required to clean Travertine. Any citrus acid cleaners could erode and stain the surface.

SNB Stone offers Quartzite slabs and tiles in several finishes including filled or unfilled and honed or polished. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion.

SANDSTONE

For a natural and warm aesthetic, Sandstone is a popular choice for not only outdoor but occasionally indoor too. As an immensely stable material, it can be used both for homes and commercial projects.

Sandstone is an ideal material for creating relaxing patios, footpaths and swimming pool surrounds. However, it is also used as a luxurious indoor natural stone for floor or wall features.

SNB Stone offers Sandstone slabs and tiles in honed finish. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we’ll be happy to share our expert opinion.

DOLOMITE

A bold natural stone with standout veining, Dolomite compliments any interior or exterior feature in a room. Durable, easy to maintain and always eye-catching pattern, this elegant natural stone has become a preferred choice for designers and architects.

Compared to Marble, Dolomite is denser as the stone is less porous. This makes the stone not as prone to stain or experience water damage. Dolomite is less likely to chip, scratch or etch in comparison to Marble. Dolomite is perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, facades and fireplaces.

SNB Stone offers Dolomite slabs and tiles in several finishes including polished and honed. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion

BASALT

Basalt, also known as Bluestone, is a versatile stone renown for its slip and scratch resistance. This natural stone has traditionally been used as an external material, often for cladding purposes. However modern tastes are increasingly bringing this beautiful stone indoors for something different to fit perfectly with contemporary and minimalistic décor.

SNB Stone offers Basalt slabs and tiles in several finishes including honed, sandblasted flamed and more. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion

ONYX

When this crystalline rock is combined with the right lighting it creates an ambience that is quite possibly second to none. Onyx has a fine texture and is available in prominent colours. It’s considered one of the most exclusive natural stones as it is not as commonly available as other natural stones.

Onyx is a perfect material when used in combination with light as it brings up its beauty even more. This natural stone is perfect for vanity tops, fireplaces, reception desks, bar tops or a wall feature to create a focal point in a room.

SNB Stone offers Onyx slabs. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion

Natural Stone Slabs

Natural Stone slabs come from enormous rocks in its natural state – these are called quarries. You can find quarries all around the world in places like Italy, Turkey, Greece, Spain and many more countries.

The natural stone slabs are then cut into large format solid slabs – each slab with unique veins running through them.

SNB Stone offers slabs in:
Marble
Granite
Limestone
Quartzite
Dolomite
Sandstone
Basalt
Travertine

Natural stone slabs have been used widely from exterior design to interior applications – floors, walls, kitchens, bathrooms, surrounds, fireplace surrounds, entryway, sculptures, fountains and pool surrounds. Adding natural stone to homes or commercial applications brings a unique creation and adds value.

INFINITY ENGINEERED STONE SLABS

Infinity Engineered Stone slabs are high performance Porcelain stoneware. The manufacturing system combines layers of coloured powders into the body of the slab, perfecting the appearance down to its minimum detail

Imported from directly Italy, the Infinity porcelain slabs use innovative Natura Vein
Tech to obtain veined slabs and create the effect found on natural stone.

Using Infinity porcelain slabs are an economic way to provide a project with a natural stone look.

End use for Infinity porcelain slabs is limitless. It can be used for interior or exterior application including kitchens, bathrooms, wall coverings, fall coverings, our door

Natural Stone Tiles

Natural Stone tiles come from rocks in its natural state – these are called quarries. You can find quarries all around the world in places like Italy, Turkey, Greece, Spain and many more countries. Natural Stone tiles are made from much smaller rocks than Natural Stone Slabs.

The natural stone is then cut into large format solid slabs – each slab with unique veins running through them.

SNB Stone offers tiles in:
Marble
Granite
Limestone
Quartzite
Dolomite
Sandstone
Basalt
Travertine

Natural stone tiles have been used widely from exterior design to interior applications – floors, walls, kitchens, bathrooms, surrounds, fireplace surrounds, entryway, sculptures, fountains and pool surrounds. Adding natural stone to homes or commercial applications brings a unique creation and adds value.

Definitions for Different Materials

MARBLE

Marble is the most prestigious stone in the world. It is prized for its timeless style, texture, and rich palette of beautiful colours. Marble has a place anywhere internally or externally for residential and commercial constructions. It is formed from limestone that has been altered by heat and pressure.

Its naturally random appearance and premium characteristics make it an ideal material for bathroom vanity tops, kitchen countertops and sophisticated wall coverings. It can also be used for floors, foyers, fireplace facings, and windowsills.

SNB Stone offers Marble slabs and tiles in several finishes including highly polished and honed. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion.

GRANITE

For easy care and durability, Granite is unmatched. Naturally beautiful, Granite has incredible strength and density that many of the structures in which Granite has been used over the centuries are still standing. It is considered an igneous stone that has been affected by lava and altered by exposure of other minerals.

Available in multitude of often unexpected colours, there is virtually no limit to its uses. Granite is commonly used in architecturally designed homes and commercial applications including flooring, countertops, vanities, and decorative exterior applications.

SNB Stone offers Granite slabs and tiles in several finishes including highly polished and honed. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion

LIMESTONE

Limestone combines subtleness and sophistication as it’s one of the most practical and versatile natural stone material. It is an ideal choice for both interior and exterior project and it’s available in an incredible array of colours, textures and tones.

As a hardwearing product, limestone is perfect for high traffic areas as it maintains its eye catching visual design throughout its life. Commonly used throughout homes and commercial applications for flooring and bathrooms, with the denser limestones recommended for kitchen benchtops.

SNB Stone offers Limestone slabs and tiles in various sizes. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion

QUARTZITE

A resilient stone, Quartzite add a touch of brilliance to any application as it is a very hard, tough and chemically resistant natural stone. With similar characteristics to Granite, this low maintenance natural stone is an excellent choice. It comes from sandstone that has been affected by heat and compression

Quartzite is a lot less porous than granite and marble which make it less prone to stains permanently damaging the surface. The surface of Quartzite can be made to extremely smooth, making it highly desirable for countertops and tiles

SNB Stone offers Quartzite slabs and tiles in several finishes including highly polished, leather and honed. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion.

TRAVERTINE

A true gift of nature, Travertine has many uses to beautify the interior or exterior of a home or commercial property. It is created when limestone has been flooded by water leaving mineral deposits that are unique to every slab. This stone is full of cavities that can be filled with cement based filler and then honed to give a smooth surface. Alternatively, Travertine can remain unfilled and then honed to give it a semi smooth surface. Travertine is used floor and wall tiles, kitchen bench tops, pavers and many outdoor projects. Only warm water and small amounts of neutral PH non abrasive soap is required to clean Travertine. Any citrus acid cleaners could erode and stain the surface. SNB Stone offers Quartzite slabs and tiles in several finishes including filled or unfilled and honed or polished. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion.

SANDSTONE

For a natural and warm aesthetic, Sandstone is a popular choice for not only outdoor but occasionally indoor too. As an immensely stable material, it can be used both for homes and commercial projects. Sandstone is an ideal material for creating relaxing patios, footpaths and swimming pool surrounds. However, it is also used as a luxurious indoor natural stone for floor or wall features. SNB Stone offers Sandstone slabs and tiles in honed finish. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we’ll be happy to share our expert opinion.

DOLOMITE

A bold natural stone with standout veining, Dolomite compliments any interior or exterior feature in a room. Durable, easy to maintain and always eye-catching pattern, this elegant natural stone has become a preferred choice for designers and architects.

Compared to Marble, Dolomite is denser as the stone is less porous. This makes the stone not as prone to stain or experience water damage. Dolomite is less likely to chip, scratch or etch in comparison to Marble. Dolomite is perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, facades and fireplaces.

SNB Stone offers Dolomite slabs and tiles in several finishes including polished and honed. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion

BASALT

Basalt, also known as Bluestone, is a versatile stone renown for its slip and scratch resistance. This natural stone has traditionally been used as an external material, often for cladding purposes. However modern tastes are increasingly bringing this beautiful stone indoors for something different to fit perfectly with contemporary and minimalistic décor.

SNB Stone offers Basalt slabs and tiles in several finishes including honed, sandblasted flamed and more. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion

ONYX

When this crystalline rock is combined with the right lighting it creates an ambience that is quite possibly second to none. Onyx has a fine texture and is available in prominent colours. It’s considered one of the most exclusive natural stones as it is not as commonly available as other natural stones.

Onyx is a perfect material when used in combination with light as it brings up its beauty even more. This natural stone is perfect for vanity tops, fireplaces, reception desks, bar tops or a wall feature to create a focal point in a room.

SNB Stone offers Onyx slabs. Explore our range online or to discuss your options, give us a call or visit a showroom and we will be happy to share our expert opinion

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