Stone Types

Natural Stone is collective name for thousands of different types of stone, found and quarried all over the world. The appearance and characteristics of natural stones are determined by the manner in which the stone was formed: by rivers, by volcanoes, by mountains…

Natural stone is divided into several large groups:-

  • Marble-  A metamorphic rock containing crystallized limestone that has a luxurious surface rich with veining and crystals.
  • GraniteAn igneous rock, granite is extremely hard and comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
  • Limestone- A sedimentary stone that’s smooth and available in whites and neutrals.
  • TravertineFormed in underground rivers and streams, smooth and porous travertine comes in earthy tones.
  • Slate- Composed of quartz, chlorite, mica, and calcite, slate is extremely durable and comes in various shades.

These stones, are known to be the best tiling material for both residential and commercial projects. The diversity of stone types, makes it widely used for many interior and exterior purpose.

The natural beauty of stone, it’s texture, it’s colors and it’s patterns can create an impressive and dramatic effect. It can be installed on the floors, walls, or countertop surfaces. The best part is that natural stones are easy to maintain, more sold and very practical compared to other material types.

 

Categorization of Stone Types 

types of stones

 

 

 

 Comparison Chart For Stone Types 

Quartz

Granite

Marble

Solid Surface

Scratch Resistant      gold       gold     silver-coin      Miss-Canada-Allegory-Bronze-Coin
Stain Resistant      gold      silver-coin     gold      gold
Chip & Crack Resistant      gold      silver-coin     silver-coin      gold
Heat & Burn Resistant      silver-coin      silver-coin     silver-coin     silver-coin
Resistant to Household Chemicals, Acids & Solvents      gold      silver-coin     silver-coin     gold
Low Maintenance      gold      silver-coin     silver-coin     Miss-Canada-Allegory-Bronze-Coin
Nonabsorbent & Nonporous      gold      silver-coin     silver-coin     gold
Mold & Mildew Resistant      gold      silver-coin     silver-coin     silver-coin
Flexural Strength      gold      Miss-Canada-Allegory-Bronze-Coin     silver-coin     silver-coin
Color Consistency      gold      Miss-Canada-Allegory-Bronze-Coin     gold     gold
Immunity to Freeze & Thaw      gold       gold     Miss-Canada-Allegory-Bronze-Coin     Miss-Canada-Allegory-Bronze-Coin

Key:   Excellent:  gold     Good: silver-coin       Fair: Miss-Canada-Allegory-Bronze-Coin

 

 

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