How Stone is Made

Knowing how stone floor  is made can be very beneficial. It allows you to understand and evaluate its performance aspects. This aspects include understanding why some stone floors wear longer and better. Besides learning the performance aspects, it also makes you a wise shopper when it comes to choosing the best stone floor for your house.

  • piles of stone are ripped from the ground with diamond studded, high speed tools
  • diamond wire cutting system advanced the process of extraction
  • piles of stone are transferred to a processing plant, then chopped into slabs
  • it takes two days for a saw to cut a block of stone weighing 20 tons
  • the cut stone is then finished using through a polishing machine
  • from rough, rustic texture, it becomes mirrored polish
  • slab is graded to uniform denseness
  • customized for specific or special installations
  • the edges are carved and polished
  • for tiles, slabs are ripped down
  • finished with a different equipment
  • tiles are wrapped, shipped, and stocked in vertical position

Manufactured Stone

  • known as Agglomerate Stone
  • synthetic stone extracted from chips of natural stone
  • suspended in a binder such as epoxy resins, cement, and polyester
  • famous types are created mostly of quartz
  • natural quartz adds intensity, character, and consistency
  • looks more of a natural stone yet, can be more cost-efficient
  • has a wide range of colors from neutrals to brights
  • resistant to scratch, but not scratch proof
  • it’s non-porous, hence doesn’t require sealing
  • maintenance free and hygienic; resistant to stain
  • four times the flexural capacity of granite, minimal chance of cracking or cracking
  • can be utilized in numerous applications such as flooring
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how stone is made