Stone Habitat prides itself on being the supplier of some of the finest and best quality natural stone counter tops in the Chicago region.
We offer several stone options that come in a variety of beautiful naturally-occurring patterns. Options include:
Granite is an important structural and ornamental stone, and, due to its high compression strength and durability,
it is used for massive structural work. Granite's wonderful variety of colors and patterns are melted into
the liquid mass as it is formed.
Quartz is a metamorphic rock formed from sandstone. It is an extremely hard rock that is not water or acid-soluble.
It is harder than glass and, in its purest form, it is white like marble, but can have impurities that
lead to incredible patterns and colors.
Marble starts out in a sedimentary form as dolomite or limestone and, once it has been subjected to severe heat
and pressure, turns into a beautiful stone. Marble offers a great deal of design capabilities due to its classic beauty,
natural cooling properties, heat resistance, and durability.
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by naturally occurring mineral springs, especially hot springs.
It is very porous and looks almost like marble. Travertine countertops look beautiful and delicate and are
very good at reflecting light, which makes the kitchen a brighter place to work in.
Onyx is a great alternative to granite, marble, and other popular stone surfaces. It is a calcareous stone, formed by
dissolving limestone and deposited as a new kind of stone. Onyx provides a sleek and modern look to any workplace,
however is a very soft material and needs regular maintenance.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite. One of the biggest advantages to
limestone is that it possesses an incredible amount of adaptability. It is highly durable, has an incredible
amount of heat resistance, and is known for being very sturdy. Limestone bears a remarkable resemblance to marble,
and its natural color is typically a white or other sandy like colors.
We also offer a range of engineered stone installations that offer certain benefits over natural stone. Our trained staff will help you choose a countertop that is not only visually appealing, but perfectly suits your needs.
Silestone is a compound made of natural quartz, which makes it extraordinarily hard and resilient.
This is the one and only countertop made of quartz with bacteriostatic protection, giving it hygienic properties that
are not to be found anywhere else on the market. It is an excellent surface for kitchen countertops, bathrooms, floors
and wall cladding using the minimal number of joints.
CaesarStone quartz surfaces are the ultimate combination of nature and technology. Scratch resistant, non-porous,
and highly resistant to stains, CaeserStone retains its beauty without sealants or waxes and is almost maintenance-free.
Ideal for any interior space, CaesarStone stone surfaces have four times the flexural strength and double the
impact resistance of granite while impressively outperforming marble.
HanStone Quartz begins with the beauty of natural quartz, and enhances it to provide greater durability and color consistency.
The result is a surface of singular elegance and luxuriousness. It’s deep, rich colors and lustrous sheen makes it
the material of choice for upscale applications.