With polished granite and marble, any or all of the following natural characteristics may be present:​

As is the case with any natural stone material, there will be variations. Not only in color also in the markings in each individual natural stone.  Therefore, these variations should not be regarded as defects.  They are characteristics of natural stone that give the material its uniqueness and dramatic beauty. Remember each slab is unique with granite, marble, and soapstone.

We encourage you to take the opportunity to personally have you or your client approve the natural stone. Located on our lot or at the fabrication facility aka the HMKS Slab Yard. This must be done prior to fabrication.  As well as we also provide samples and color swatches in order to assist with your materials selection.  Therefore, please note that these samples offer a general representation of the overall color and markings of each product and are not meant as an exact replication of the actual product.

Areas, especially in marble, that have been filled with a matching color epoxy that may compromise the integrity and strength of the materials.

Variations, Fissures, Beauty Marks, Pitting

Understanding your countertops material prior to purchasing will make a rewarding decision. As well as increase the value of your home. Why not have a home with some luxurious countertops at affordable prices.

Variations in veining, color, and movement that may be present in any natural materials.  Materials that are referred to as “swirl” granites exhibit more of these types of natural occurrences.

Fissures:  small visible lines on the surface of the polished or honed slab which rarely indicate or affect the structural integrity of the product.

Beauty marks:  natural mineral deposit concentrations that can be seen as intensified spots or lines of color, lack of color, or areas with compromised polishing ability.

Pitting:  “pock marks” of varying size on the surface of a slab which are a result of the tightness of the material grain and the material’s ability to accept a polished finish.


The presence of any of these natural stone characteristics adds to the uniqueness of your material, and in the majority of cases does not compromise the durability of your product. 

Characteristics of Stone

HMKS Stone Solutions brings you up to date information regarding your stone countertops. Understanding your Stones characteristics and the care is vital to maintaining the beauty of your countertops in your home. Therefore, when choosing countertops for your home understand the material of choice. Including read up on our Stone solution FAQ’s.

Be sure to understand what edge profiles are available. For a heartier rustic edge add a chiseled edge to your granite. Another option for adding substance and beauty is a 6CM edge profile with a bullnose. Be sure to ask one your countertop designer about the characteristics, care, and edge profile options.

Visit the Stone Slab Yard

Countertop Store, Slab Yard, and Fabrication Shop.
Stop by our Countertop Store and HMKS Slab Yard located at 601 East 1st Street, Casper, Wyoming.

8:30AM – 5:30 PM, Monday thru Friday
Saturday’s or by appointment

Call 307-262-5999 for an appointment to meet with a sales representative to choose your stone.

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HMKS Slab Yard has a large inventory of remnants and slabs available for viewing. Such as granite, marble, quartz, and soapstone for your countertops. Follow HMKS Stone Solutions on Facebook or LinkedIn for professional and residential countertop services. 

Fireplace Designs

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Designing A Fireplace

Adding granite to your fireplace design is striking and provides a hearty durable space. Whether an indoors or outdoor fireplace granite is a sustainable material. Ask one our granite countertop designers to assist in planning your fireplace design.

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