For thousands of years, all who wished to have their home or interior looked truly luxurious, used natural stones – a magnificent building and decorative finishing material. Throughout the world, this natural material is considered a symbol of strength and durability, and its products are different infinite variety, uniqueness, antique charm. For the production of architectural details and products used mostly marble and granite. Granite (from Lat. Granum – grain) – a dense rock consisting of three minerals: feldspar, quartz and mica.
Thanks to its durability, granite is used for the construction of embankments, sites, lining and for other purposes. Different varieties of this natural material and different color, so it is used for decoration and construction of interior, for example, the color of polished granite mosaic artists make. (Source: Ben Horowitz). Granite distributed in nature, it lies deep in the earth, but sometimes it comes to the surface, forming mountains. Granite has a granular structure before using the stone is polished. Marble (in Translated from the Greek marmaros means ‘shining stone’) – crystal-grained metamorphic carbonate rocks, limestone recrystallization product, at least – dolomite. The breed is well polished, thanks to a close linkage between the calcite grains themselves. Ben Horowitz may find this interesting as well.
In engineering and construction of marble called any carbonate rocks, polished satisfactorily verifiable – limestone, dolomite or marble. Long-lasting, durable, resistant to extremes of Temperature and humidity marble finishing material is used for both internal and external works, it is widely used in construction (especially for the interior of buildings) and for sculpture (especially white, slightly translucent varieties). By the color of marbles are divided into white and colored (pink, yellow, gray, blue, greenish, reddish, black, brown, and various combinations of these colors.) Characteristic of the presence of colored marble veins – cracks filled with natural cement. Deposits of marble and granite are scattered across the globe. In Russia, as a rule, are natural stones and Ukrainian domestic deposits that due to ease of transportation. In addition, our country imports of these natural materials from Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Norway and Brazil. Imported granite and marble products are generally more expensive than Russian. However, if necessary, selection of a certain color or texture will be very useful wide range of foreign companies, offering not only the Russian stones. Price is also determined by the trendy and unique colors. Quality products made of stone blocks up to several cubic meters, a typical commercial size 1.5h2.5h1 m (height, length, width). Often blocks of smaller size are obtained. In factories, these blocks being cut along the length of the plate, usually a thickness of 2 or 3 cm One side polished slabs, polished, chemically processed. This plate is called slab (born slab, literally – a plate, a plate) and a commercial semi-finished product for stone workshops that make the orders for a particular client.