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This massive, dark, dense, versatile material has gained widespread use throughout human history. Black granite can be carved in a variety of textures, from a rustic, rough-chiseled surface to a contemporary, high-polished one. For those who like the smooth finish of the polished, but want a matte look, the surface can be honed.

Because this material is born from molten magma and forms over hundreds of years, some natural mineral deposits are to be expected. These show up as round or irregular-shaped anomalies that are silver, gold or copper in color. These anomalies are generally small but can range up to approximately one inch in diameter (about the size of a quarter). These inclusions are a part of the makeup of the natural stone.

Fun Fact:  Granite is the oldest igneous rock in the world, believed to have been formed as long as 300 million years ago. For those who’ve forgotten your high school science classes, igneous rocks are formed from cooling lava or magma.

Beige Granite is one of the most commonly known types of rocks, used in everything from buildings to sculptures. It has been used for thousands of years and is regarded as a symbol of status, strength, and durability. Beige granite can be carved in a variety of textures, from a rustic, rough-chiseled surface to a high-polished one. For those who like the smooth finish of the polished, but want a matte look, the surface can be honed (matte).

Granite is a conglomerate of minerals and rocks, primarily quartz, potassium feldspar, mica, and amphiboles. These minerals create a stone that is beige in color with brown and black flecking. The color of beige granite ranges from a light, almost white, rosy color to deep gold. 

Because this material is born from molten magma and forms over hundreds of years, some natural mineral deposits are to be expected. These show up as round or irregular-shaped anomalies that are silver, gold or copper in color. These anomalies are generally small but can range up to approximately one inch in diameter (about the size of a quarter). These inclusions are a part of the makeup of the natural stone.

 Fun Fact: Granite is one of the hardest substances in the world, second only to diamonds.

Granite is one of the most commonly known types of rocks, it has been used for thousands of years and is regarded as a symbol of status, strength, and durability. Cumulo granite can be polished or honed (matte).

The Cumulo granite is predominantly black and white crystals but also can have tan and pink crystals. The tan crystals can appear yellow in a different light. This is granite that underwent heat and pressure to reorganize the crystals and has areas of concentrated colors that can occur. The relative proportion of different colored minerals in granite is largely due to the original source of molten rock that cooled to form the granite.

Because this material is born from molten magma and forms over hundreds of years, some natural mineral deposits are to be expected. These show up as round or irregular-shaped anomalies that are silver, gold or copper in color. These anomalies are generally small but can range up to approximately one inch in diameter (about the size of a quarter). These inclusions are a part of the makeup of the natural stone.

Fun Fact: Granite is also what’s called a “plutonic” rock, meaning that it forms deep underground. Granite is the main component that makes up the earth’s continental crust.

Granite is one of the most commonly known types of rocks, it has been used for thousands of years and is regarded as a symbol of status, strength, and durability. Bland and White Granite has equal parts quartz, feldspar, and amphibole, making a speckled black and white granite.

 We use black and white granite for lanterns and fountains created using a knife-edge, bush-hammered or rough chiseled finish.

Because this material is born from molten magma and forms over hundreds of years, some natural mineral deposits are to be expected. These show up as round or irregular-shaped anomalies that are silver, gold or copper in color. These anomalies are generally small but can range up to approximately one inch in diameter (about the size of a quarter). These inclusions are a part of the makeup of the natural stone.

Fun Fact: The highest granite mountain in the world is Kangchenjunga in the Himalayas. At 8,586 meters, Kangchenjunga is the third-highest mountain in the world, behind Everest (which is limestone) and K2 (which is gneiss). Mount Rushmore is also sculpted out of granite.

This massive, dense, versatile material has gained widespread use throughout human history. Grey granite can be carved in a variety of textures, from a rustic, rough-chiseled surface to a contemporary, high-polished one. For those who like the smooth finish of the polished but want a matte look, this would be a honed finish (matte).

Because this material is born from molten magma and forms over hundreds of years, some natural mineral deposits are to be expected. These show up as round or irregular-shaped anomalies that are silver, gold or copper in color. These anomalies are generally small but can range up to approximately one inch in diameter (about the size of a quarter). These inclusions are a part of the makeup of the natural stone.

Fun Fact: An igneous rock is a rock that solidified from molten rock. This is in comparison to the two other major types of rock, sedimentary and metamorphic.

Basalt is an igneous (volcanic) material formed mostly from the rapid cooling of lava flows near the surface of our planet.  Dense and durable, basalt lends itself to a wide range of sculptural applications.

In the kitchen and bath, we love basalt because it has the neutrality of dark concrete, coupled with the “radiant mass” of natural stone.  In the garden, we use columnar basalt from a small, family-owned quarry in Inner Mongolia. These unusual columns are predominantly hexagonal in cross-section. We contrast the natural exterior that has weathered over thousands of years with polished facets that reveal the “soul” of the stone.

Please note: our basalt material has some non-structural inclusions that appear as thin white lines in the natural material.

Fun Facts:  Basalt is the original constituent of the crust from which almost all other rock types have evolved.  Basalt is also found on the Moon and other rocky planets of the Solar System.

In its purest form, the natural luster of Carrara Marble brightens the ambiance in any home. Its history and widespread uses make it a prominent symbol for tradition and sophisticated tastes. We offer Carrara in a polished or honed (matte) finish. Marble is well-known for its durability and easy maintenance.

Carrara, Italy is the origin of this special marble. It has a white to a light gray background with grey veining. There are no two slabs of marble that have exactly the same pattern. This makes the stone unique but also means that you have to pay extra attention when choosing.

Marble is formed when limestone containing a lot of mineral calcite e.g. fossils are subjected to pressure and heat. The difference between limestone and marble lies in recrystallization. The content of other minerals in the rock defines the color of the marble.

Cararra Marble is a material that will vary in color and veining from piece to piece and sometimes from one side of the product to the other.  This marble can also contain occasional anomalies (areas of enhanced coloration) and small white or black spots. Occasional voids in the surface of this marble must be filled with a stone epoxy that we color to match the marble as closely as possible.

Fun Fact:  Marble is heat resistant, it doesn't absorb heat or energy quickly and is quite suitable for countries with a hot climate. That is one of the reasons why this amazing stone is so often found in the Mediterranean countries and in India.

Sandstone, like its name implies, is comprised of layers of sand that have solidified into stone. It is very often visibly layered, though the layers can vary widely in width. Sandstone isn’t classified by any particular mineral makeup, but rather by the size of the particles that make up the stone.

Its layers of reds, browns, greys and other colors also make a stunning visual statement. Michael Zimber, owner of Stone Forest in Santa Fe, NM, is particularly inspired by this material. Each year he travels the globe, hand-picks the best pieces of sandstone and transforms them into hand-carved bathtubs, vessel sinks, and other creations.

To increase the durability of this naturally porous stone and to enhance the beauty, we offer these materials in a polished finish.

As the sand was deposited in estuaries and tidal flats eons ago, it also held random concentrations of minerals that now show up in the stone as spots, freckles, eye or colored patches. The occurrence of these mineral inclusions is a natural expression of this unique material. We do our best to select blocks from the quarry that carry a minimum of anomalies. Nonetheless, all of our Sandstone vessels carry some degree of anomalies.

Fun Fact: Just about anywhere there is water, whether frozen or not, in a river or ocean, there is a chance to form sandstone.

Limestone is a unique natural stone; a sedimentary rock that gets its color primarily from different minerals.  Most limestone includes fossilized shell fragments and other small fossils that can be visible to the human eye. It is often a very fine-grained stone. This is a variable material that contains color anomalies and non-structural fissure lines.  There are typically voids on the surface of the stone which must be filled with a stone epoxy that we color to match the stone as closely as possible

Fun Fact:  Many landmarks across the word are made of limestone, including The Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt.

Silver Travertine is a beautiful blend of earth tone colors, including tans, beige silvers, and creams. The hues create the feel of watercolor painting; it is certain to bring sophistication and understated elegance to any bathroom.

Travertine is a terrestrial sedimentary rock, formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals deposited by mineral springs. This natural stone has a porous structure as one of its inherent characteristics. These voids must be filled with grout that we color to match the stone as closely as possible. 

Fun Fact: During the Roman Empire, it was a popular building material. It was used to build aqueducts, pillars, walls, and floors. The Colosseum is built from travertine.

Onyx is a layered stone in many gorgeous colors. Honey Onyx has a combination of parallel banding and swirling design of caramel, tan, beige and ivory. 

The stone is highly variable in terms of color, crystalline structure, and veining. Every Onyx product should be considered one-of-a-kind. The material not only varies significantly from block to block but within most individual blocks.

It's the perfect material for those looking to add a stunning, natural accent to interior and exterior environments. 

The crystalline structure and deep colors of onyx are hypnotizing, said Michael Zimber, founder and owner of Santa Fe, NM-based Stone Forest, who travels the globe in search of the best pieces of onyx for his solid stone sinks, bathtubs, and fountains. Every time we make a new carving out of the material were taken on a journey through layer after layer of geological history and Mother Nature's beauty. 

Onyx fun facts  The ancient Romans entered battle carrying amulets of onyx engraved with Mars, the god of war. This was believed to bestow courage in battle

MULTI-COLORED ONYX can range from pale green or ivory with very little veining or variation in color to something reminiscent of a wild abstract painting. This onyx is a layered stone in many gorgeous colors. The background colors are white, ivory or green. It is a quintessentially elegant stone with a combination of parallel banding and swirling veins in caramel, tan, brown and green. 

It's the perfect material for those looking to add a stunning, natural accent to interior and exterior environments. 

The crystalline structure and deep colors of onyx are hypnotizing, said Michael Zimber, founder and owner of Santa Fe, NM-based Stone Forest, who travels the globe in search of the best pieces of onyx for his solid stone sinks, bathtubs, and fountains. Every time we make a new carving out of the material were taken on a journey through layer after layer of geological history and Mother Nature's beauty. 

Every one of our hand-carved, solid onyx creations is one-of-a-kind. Onyx is a highly variable material in terms of color, crystalline structure, and veining. The material not only varies significantly from block to block but within most individual blocks.

Onyx fun facts: In Renaissance Europe, wearing onyx was believed to bestow eloquence.

WHITE ONYX ranges from partially white with yellow, reddish or rusty colored veining to the very rare almost pure white. It's the perfect material for those looking to add a stunning, natural accent to interior and exterior environments. 

The crystalline structure and deep colors of onyx are hypnotizing, said Michael Zimber, founder and owner of Santa Fe, NM-based Stone Forest, who travels the globe in search of the best pieces of onyx for his solid stone sinks, bathtubs, and fountains. Every time we make a new carving out of the material were taken on a journey through layer after layer of geological history and Mother Nature's beauty. 

Every one of our hand-carved, solid onyx creations is one-of-a-kind. Since onyx is naturally translucent, it allows lighting to glow through from behind. Several of our designs, including the Veneto Pedestal Sink and the SYNC Drop-in Vessel, can be lit from underneath to enhance the material's natural color and veining. Onyx is a highly variable material in terms of color, crystalline structure, and veining. The material not only varies significantly from block to block but within most individual blocks.

PURPLE  ONYX ranges from a deep purple to a light lavender with some white veining, occasionally a complementary green makes an appearance. The stone is highly variable in terms of color, crystalline structure, and veining. Every Onyx product should be considered one-of-a-kind. The material not only varies significantly from block to block but within most individual blocks.

It's the perfect material for those looking to add a stunning, natural accent to interior and exterior environments. 

The crystalline structure and deep colors of onyx are hypnotizing, said Michael Zimber, founder and owner of Santa Fe, NM-based Stone Forest, who travels the globe in search of the best pieces of onyx for his solid stone sinks, bathtubs, and fountains. Every time we make a new carving out of the material were taken on a journey through layer after layer of geological history and Mother Nature's beauty. 

Our Purple onyx is often classified as fluorite.

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Marble is a natural stone that has amazed people with its mesmerizing beauty and unique qualities since the dawn of time. Siena Silver Grey is a beige/grey “wooden” veined marble quarried in Italy. 

We introduced this new type of stone to the K&B world, it is a very fine-grained marble. Take a look at the sample photos, for a close-up of the details in this unique material. Look at the lively pattern of sedimentary veins and cross-bedded vein lines that are characteristic of this stone. We chose this marble for its streaked grey/tan tones. This striking material features subtle smoky tones and natural contrasting striations. It is featured by a full suite of bath sculpture, named the Siena Collection, designed for the home and spa which combines minimalist design with an Italian sensibility.

Jurassic is a sedimentary rock made of rounded pebbles and sand cemented together over hundreds maybe thousands of years by silica, calcite or iron oxide. The rock particles are rounded, formed in a high energy environment such as a beach or riverbed. The key characteristic is the visible, rounded clasts bound within a matrix. The clasts tend to feel smooth to the touch. This hard conglomerate rock is cut and polished to make dimension stone for our interesting-looking sinks and fountains.  

FUN FACT: The presence of this Jurassic on Mars is compelling evidence that Mars once had flowing water: the pebbles in the rock are rounded, indicating they were transported along with a current and rubbed against one another. (Wind isn't strong enough to move pebbles this large.)

Antique grey limestone is a sedimentary rock that gets its charcoal grey color from the different minerals that fossilized in layers. The fossilization creates a natural subtle patterning that makes each piece truly unique.  This stone some non-structural inclusions that may appear as thin white lines.

Limestone is a highly variable material that contains color anomalies, non-structural fracture lines, and fossil remnants. There are typically some voids on the surface of the stone which must be filled with a stone epoxy that we color to match the stone as closely as possible.

Fun Fact: Sedimentary rock is formed by the fusing of particles deposited by rivers, oceans, and lakes.

Using nature as our blueprint, we create functional sculpture crafted from thick slabs of sustainable hardwood. Handcrafted using traditional mortise and tenon joinery, you won’t find any nails in our work. Our designs emphasize the natural or outer edge of the tree as well as other unique characteristics including burls, knotholes and naturally occurring checks/ cracks. In order to create a sustainable product, we mill small growth trees and laminate the planks together to create an old-growth, large slab look. The slabs contain a mix of heartwood and sapwood, with resulting variations in light and dark grain. Butterfly joints are used both to control cracks and for purely decorative reasons. All of our furniture reflects the individual characteristics of the tree from which it was made and each piece is one-of-a-kind.

The products are finished with a three-coat sealing process, enhancing the natural beauty of each piece. Our Polyurethane sealer contains no VOC’s

Our copper sinks are created from a hefty 16-gauge copper sheeting.  The farmhouse style is die pressed, and the lavatory sinks are handspun.  Then the inside and outside shells are soldered together at the outer rim to create a sturdy durable double-wall construction.  We sometimes combine copper and stainless steel. Some styles have a hand-hammered exterior. Some finishing marks, solder spots, and small impressions are the distinguishing traits of our handcrafted copper sinks and reveal the unique nature of each piece.

Copper is a living finish that naturally oxidizes when exposed to water and air. This oxidation is a dull green in color and makes up fractions of a millimeter of the metal’s surface. Oxidation can easily be removed from the surface if you want to keep the copper bright. 

The way that we work with copper is unique in our industry and sets us apart in both aesthetic and quality. The fully double-walled construction of our copper sinks allows us to foam-fill the interior, which reduces reverberation. This also enables a number of mounting options for our Farmhouse-style Kitchen sinks, including under-mount, flush-mount, partially elevated and above counter.

Our stainless steel sinks are made by drawing a sheet of 18 gauge stainless steel over a die where it's then pressed, then finished in a brushed metal or polished look. 

Most of our copper and stainless sinks have inside and outside shells soldered together at the outer rim to create a sturdy durable wall construction.  Some styles have a hand-hammered exterior.  

Stainless steel is more than just pretty looks, it offers many advantages, it’s high corrosion resistance, it is resistance to fire and heat allowing it to resist scaling and retain strength at high temperatures. It doesn’t chip, bends, or crack easily and it stays shiny over years of use.

Simply put, stainless steel is one of the most durable, versatile, and worry-free metals available. It’s hard to argue with that!

Our bronze vessel sinks are crafted using traditional sand-casting methods and feature a living finish that evolves over time and oxidizes naturally with use. Each bronze sink is made from 100% recycled materials. We offer White Bronze, Golden Bronze, and Weathered Bronze finishes.

Humans have been smelting copper for 4500 years to create things. As technology improved, humans began mixing tin with copper to create alloys. This alloy is more commonly known as bronze. Copper lends its lustrous color to golden bronze creating a champagne-like color to the metal.

Bronze is widely used for cast metal sculptures and has been used throughout history in the creation of tools, weapons, and building materials. The alloy, traditionally composed of copper and tin, is harder and more fusible than pure copper and more resistant to corrosion than pure iron. The Bronze Age (3300 BC to 1200 BC), when ancient societies adopted it on a large scale, is nothing less than a major landmark in human history.

Santa Fe has occasionally been referred to as a city of sculpture. It's not hard to see why, when so many local artists have chosen bronze as their medium. While the vessels we cast are durable, the finish is more ephemeral. Living finishes are part of the beauty, changing and evolving with use.