Stone Type | Dolomite
Dolomite is a metamorphic rock that forms when limestone is subjected to the heat and pressure of metamorphism.
It is composed primarily of the mineral calcite and usually contains other minerals, such as clay minerals, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides, and graphite. Dolomite is not as porous as marble but still needs care and maintenance.
Dolomite has been used for thousands of years for cooking areas, sculptures and in architecture. It is best to be aware of how to care for it to ensure its beauty will last.Honed or Leathered Dolomite countertops have a matte finish, are more forgiving and a little easier to care for as they will not show any scratches or etching. While polished Dolomite countertops have a sheen they are also more vulnerable to scratches and etching that might come from marinade spills and acids.
If you have chosen to go with a polished surface, please make sure you remember to dust your Dolomite with a micro fiber cloth to ensure no small particles or granules scratch the surface. We recommend resealing your Dolomite every year to ensure longevity. Sealers can be bought from your stone supplier or all major hardware stores. The great thing about Dolomite is that any imperfections, stain and chips can be fixed by a reputable stone mason or fabricator should something out of the norm occur. But if you follow these few steps, we are sure you will be happy with you counter top for years to come.
Dolomite comes in different finishes:
- Polished Finish – High sheen
- Honed Finish – Matt to satin with no sheen
- Leathered Finished – Textured