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Application of Natural Stones
 

The beauty of natural stone coupled with its physical strength and chemical resistance makes it the material of choice in construction applications.

  1. Floors
      • Slabs look better than tiles.
      • Check material for staining, water absorption and rusting.
      • Consider surface finishes other than polished.
      • Darker colors preferable in commercial areas.
      • Free lengths can be used.

  2. Walls
      • Slabs look much better than tiles.
      • Surface finishes other than polished can be consider for external walls.
      • Keep weight in mind.

  3. Skirting at bottom of wall
      • Long thin slabs can be used.
      • Finishes other than polished can be used.

  4. Window sills / Door and window frames
      • Slab edges can be rounded or chamfered, and polished.

  5. Kitchen Platforms - home
      • Fine grain material looks better than coarse grain.
      • Material should be checked for staining, water absorption and pin holes.
      • Front edges of slabs can be rounded and polished, or water-restraining strip can be put.
      • For backsplash area, use granite strips in lengths matching the countertop lengths.

  6. Kitchen Platforms - commercial
      • Defective material can be used to lower the cost since hygiene is the main consideration.

  7. Bathroom Platforms
      • Rounding of edges or cut-out of basins should be got done from a professional company.

  8. Counter Tops
      • 3 cm thick slabs look better than 2 cm ones.
      • Front edge can be profiled and shaped and polished.

  9. Shelves e.g. for showpieces at home / shops
      • Tiles or thin slabs with both surfaces polished can be used.
      • Edges can be rounded or chamfered, and polished.

  10. Standing Dividers
      • Edges can be rounded or chamfered, and polished.

  11. Table Tops and other furniture
      • Buy only when completed including the edges and the legs.

  12. Nameplates
      • Fine-grain black granite with edges chamfered gives the best contrast with the lettering.

The world of natural stone flooring, as well as granite countertops and vanity tops, offers you a range of choices in terms of look, texture and moisture resistance. Whatever your practical concerns, you are likely to find a type of stone tile that satisfies your practical concerns as well as your desire for a truly beautiful floor.