different type of stone
different type of stone There are four main categories of which stones are identified: SEDIMENTARY , METAMORPHIC , IGNEOUS STONE, and MAN-MADE (Quartz).
composed primarily of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) in the form of the mineral calcite. Varies in colours and most limestones are in Matte/Honed finish as it cannot be polished. Most common colours are Beige, Brown and Grey colour. FOSSILSTONE: Considered a limestone that contains natural fossils such as sea shells and plants.
different type of stone is composed of sand-sized grains of mineral. It also contains a clay cementing material which bonds the sand grains together. Usually formed in light brown, yellow or red colours.
Considered a limestone that contains natural fossils such as sea shells and plants.
Key characteristics of Travertine stone are the holes within the stone which are caused by carbon dioxide evasion. Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white,
tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties. It is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often at the mouth of a hot spring or in a limestone cave.
In the latter, it can form stalactites, stalagmites, and other speleothems. It is frequently used in Italy and elsewhere as a building material. Travertine is a terrestrial sedimentary rock,
formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals from solution in ground and surface waters, and/or geothermally heated hot-springs. Similar (but softer and extremely porous) deposits formed from ambient-temperature water are known as tufa.
is metamorphosed limestone which is softened from heat and pressure and recrystallize into marble where a form of mineral change has occurred, composed of fairly pure calcite (a crystalline form of calcium carbonate, CaCO3).
It is extensively used for bathroom floors and cladding but its uses are endless. Marble can be sourced in many different colours but is usually veined.
A fine grained metamorphic stone that by intense heat and pressure. Usually black, grey, or green. Used commonly in fireplaces and fire earths due to its heat resistant properties.
is a very hard, granular, crystalline consisting of Quartz and Feldspar with small amounts of mica,
amphiboles and other minerals. All granite has what is called coarse-grained texture,
meaning that the individual mineral grains are visible to the naked eye. Granite is favoured in many kitchen worktops/surfaces but is also heavily used in flooring and cladding.
or also known as Engineered Quartz, is mostly made of 90-95% natural ground quartz and 5-10% of resins, pigments and colouring. These are all combined and engineered into durable and non-pourus slabs.
The strength of engineered quartz makes it naturally resistant to abrasion.