Frequently Asked Questions

We currently carry a wide variety of over 200 colors of natural and engineered stones including but not limited to Granite, Marble, Quartzite, Quartz, Calcite, Dolomite, Soapstone and Porcelain slabs.

CRS directly imports all it's Natural stones from around the world, and has inspectors with decades of experience in both Brazil and India to maintain highest quality standards.

CRS is an exclusive distributor of LG Viatera Quartz surfaces in the Central Texas area and also an exclusive distributor of Infinity Porcelain surfaces for the entire state of Texas.

Our live inventory is available to view on this website at all times and is updated on regular basis. Select the option "View Inventory" from the menu above to take a trip around the world from the comfort of your home.

Granite is one of the hardest natural materials on earth, which makes granite the most sought after natural stone for counter tops, vanities, flooring and many other indoor and outdoor uses. Composed of many different minerals primarily of quartz, mica, and feldspar, granite's look is unique. This is because it is formed deep in the earth at extremely high temperatures. Melting minerals gives the granite its extreme variety of vibrant colors, wide range of patterns, and its durable strength.

Quartzite is a metamorphic quartz-based stone formed in exceedingly hard layers. In some deposits, intrusion of minerals during the formation process creates unusual coloration which is the reason for breath taking movements and variations in quartzite slabs. Due to it's

Marble is a natural stone composed predominantly of calcite and dolomite or serpentine, depending on the color. Marble has stunning range of rich colors from snow white, or salmon, to coal black. Marble adds an elegant touch to vanity tops and fireplaces. Since marble is not as durable as Granite and Quartzite, it is not highly recommended for kichen countertops.

Calcite and Dolomite are natural stones composed similar to marble, and are often mistaken for marble due to similarity in it's looks. But since Calcite and Dolomite are not as soft as marble they are more durable for countertops, which makes them a popular choice amongst customers looking for a marble look but low maintenance.

Quartz is an Engineered stone made of 93% crushed quartzite particles and 7% epoxy resin. Due to it's modern look and high durability, quartz is a popular choice amongst homeowners for countertops. For more questions and information please visit LG Hausys USA.

Infinity Porcelain large format slabs are made of 100% natural raw materials and minerals. They are the same essential elements contained in granite, which, when sintered at a tempreature of 1230C, create a new, compact material with incomparable technical performance. For more questions and information please visit Infinity Surfaces.

Unlike shopping for other home needs like home appliances or furniture, stone countertops don’t come with a set price tag as it is not a one size fits all – We all want the best prices for any product we want to buy, and it’s easy to get confused and frustrated as you continue researching prices to find the right fit for your project and budget. Of course, you want beautiful stone that suits your kitchen design, and a stone fabricator that measures your kitchen countertops accurately, custom cuts and fabricates the stone and completes the final installation with care and precision. Hence, there is no one size that fits all and every countertop is customized to your needs, pricing varies for each house and your fabricator is the best person to quote you the price.
Eventhough we only sell to contractors and fabricators, our showroom is open to the public to come view our vast inventory in person. Our clean organized warehouse and excellent sales staff will make your selection process easy and enjoyable. Cutomer is encouraged to bring samples of their cabinets, tiles, flooring, etc. that will help you making their decision, we have limited samples available for customers to use upon request.
Kids are welcomed to join their parents while they make their slab selections, as long as all safety rules are followed. Making the selection process safe and enjoyable is our upmost priority, kids will be asked to wait in the showroom if the proper safety guidelines are not followed.
We undertand that some material selections are made weeks or months in advance, and have designed a very client friendly hold process for that purpose. A temporary hold can be requested by customers during their visit, it is valid for two weeks from the hold's date, a one-time extension maybe issued for an additional week, if CRS is contacted prior to the expiration date. If material is required to be held longer, it can be done so with a small deposit, which can be used towards the purchase of the slab. Please call our showroom at 512-640-6401 for more details.
Granite and quartzites are the most sought after stones for any countertops since they are highly durable and scratch and chip resistant under normal use. They also adds a vibrant touch and value to any kitchen. Because each natural stone is unique, you will have a one of a kind, beautiful counter top.
Any natural stone is stuitable for outside application since they area not affected by the direct sunlight, but harder stones as Granite or Quartzites are preffered for outdoor use. For Engineered stone, porcelain is designed for outdoor use and will withstands outdoor elements. Quartz countertops are not preffered for outdoor application, the resin/coloring used to manufacture this surface will turn yellow in the sun.
No matter the surface, unkempt and unclean countertops can harbor bacteria. Granite and Quartzite, when kept clean, is tested to being second only to stainless steel to resist the growth of bacteria.
Please visit the Marble Institute of America's website for complete information. You can read the research studies conducted by the MIA.
Marble is a bit less durable then granite. It is more prone to getting scratched and stained. Bathrooms and fireplaces are less susceptible then a kitchen to wear and tear.
You will never have to re-polish granite under normal household use.
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CRS Marble & Granite is only a natural stone distributor. Meaning, we do not cut or install granite. So the below questions we are unable to answer, therefore, they are for your fabricator and will differ from countertop to countertop.

Questions for your fabricator:

Q:Will my countertop have seams?

Q:Do I need additional cabinet supports?

Q:How often do you have to seal granite?

Q:How do you know when granite needs to be re-sealed?

Q:What should I use to clean my countertops?

Q:Can my marble countertops be refinished once they become scratched?

Q:What is the price of the material I like?

For more questions and information please visit Marble Institute of America.

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