Maximus, a striking quartzite that is only mined and imported from Brazil, is making waves at the CRS Marble & Granite showroom. This quartzite lends itself well to bookmatching (mirroring two adjoining stone slabs) for an endless array of artistic applications. This makes Maximus a perfect stone for homeowners who want a feature wall behind the bathtub or a kitchen backsplash. It is also quite beautiful as a waterfall-edge island in the kitchen, as an artistic headboard for a bed, or as a modern fireplace surround.

Our relationship with the Brazilian stone extraction and processing company Mineral Stone allows CRS to bring this product to our North Carolina customers, who have received it with much fanfare. The sage and pale-green movement of the veining is subtly elegant, particularly against a white background.

As a natural stone, quartzites like Maximus are known for heat resistance, hardness, durability, and their ability to mimic the look of marble, but without the maintenance. Not to be confused with quartz, which is an engineered stone, quartzite is one of the most indestructible natural stones in the marketplace. Since it is natural, I always recommend that our customers come into the showroom and see it for themselves, as natural stones contain slight variations from slab to slab. Plus, in our showroom, homeowners have the advantage of using our newly installed overhead crane and rail system that quickly moves slabs around for them to see and compare, no appointment necessary.

And when customers are matched with an in-house CRS designer, they are able to transfer their inspiration photos to the design consultant, who can then work to custom-match the look from our 60,000-square-foot showroom where we stock more than four hundred types of stone. With the beautiful veining of Maximus, which can be made even more interesting by bookmarking two slabs, and its neutral, light colorway, it’s easy to see why Maximus quartzite is a crowd pleaser. But like many unique and popular stones, it will move quickly through our inventory due to high demand, so if you’re considering using natural stone to make a statement in your home, visit and secure a handpicked Maximus slab from our Raleigh showroom soon.

Contact Sunny Surana at CRS MARBLE & GRANITE’S Raleigh showroom at 7521 Exhibit Court, CRSGRANITE.COM, or 919-784-9282.