You are currently viewing All-About-The-Stone-Types-of-Building-Stone-For-Designing-Building-Stone-Tiles-Stone-For-Interior-Stone -Wall-Cladding
By Bhandari Marble Group 1 1

All-About-The-Stone-Types-of-Building-Stone-For-Designing-Building-Stone-Tiles-Stone-For-Interior-Stone -Wall-Cladding

  • Post author:
  • Post category:Blog
  • Post comments:0 Comments

All-About-The-Stone-Types-of-Building-Stone-For-Designing-Building-Stone-Tiles-Stone-For-Interior-Stone -Wall-Cladding

Many types of stones are available such as basalt, marble, limestone, sandstone, quartzite, travertine, slate, gneiss, laterite, and granite which can be used as construction materials. The stones used for building construction should be hard, durable, tough, and should be free from weathered soft patches of material, cracks, and other defects that are responsible for the reduction of strength and durability. Stones for construction purposes are obtained by quarrying from solid massive rocks.

By Bhandari Marble Group 1 1

For instance, certain types like basalt and granite have superior characteristic like high compressive strength and durability and hence employed in major construction works. However, there are stones that their characteristics (such low compressive strength and presence of deleterious materials in their constituents) makes them suitable for minor construction works for example gneiss. So, stones are used as building material and also for decorative purposes.

16 4

Types of Stones Can be Used in Building Construction

The stones used for masonry construction should be hard, durable, tough, and should be free from weathered soft patches of material, cracks, and other defects that are responsible for the reduction of strength and durability.

  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Sandstone
  • Slate
  • Limestone
  • Laterite
  • Quartzite
  • Travertine

Buy VANNI OBSESSION Multi Color Pebbles Decorative Marble Stones for Home  Decor (Natural Multi Color, 2 kg) Online at Low Prices in India -


It is used for facing and ornamental works in columns, flooring, and steps. The compressive strength of marble varies from 70MPa to 75MPa. Marble stones are quite strong, uniform in texture, least porous, and take an excellent polish. It can be easily cut and carved into different shapes. Marble is available in different colors like white and pink.

marbles stones, Pattern : Natural, INR 200 / Square Feet by Bestone Impex  from Delhi Delhi | ID - 4960300


The application of granite in building construction involves bridge piers, retaining walls, dams, curbs, stone columns, as coarse aggregate in concrete, ballast for railways, as damp-proof course and external cladding of walls, and monumental utilizations. The structure of granite is crystalline, fine to coarse grain.

Difference Between Marble and Granite | What Is Marble and How Is It Made |  What Is Granite and How Is It Made


Sandstones in combination with silica cement are used in the construction of heavy structures. It is also employed in masonry works, dams, bridge piers, and river walls. It is composed of quartz and feldspar and found in different colors such as white, grey, red, buff, brown, yellow, and dark gray.

Decorative Stones for Outdoor and Landscaping Projects – Indian Natural  Stone Exporter,Manufacturer,Supplier & Factory


Slate shows great variation in its building properties which depend on the thickness of the sheets and the color of the rock. It is used as roofing tiles, slabs, and pavements. It consists of quartz, mica, and clay minerals. The compression strength of slate changes from 100MPa to 200MPa, and its color can be dark gray, greenish gray, purple gray to black.

Natural Slate Stones - Large 5 to 7 inch | 10lbs – Small World Slate & Stone


Limestone is used for flooring, roofing, pavements and as a base material for cement. The use of limestones as facing stones should be avoided in areas where the air is polluted with industrial gases and also in coastal regions where saltfish winds can attack them. All Limestones are not useful for building construction. Undesirable types are rich in clay or are considerably soft and practically not suitable for construction works. However, dense, compact, and fine textured types which are free from cavities and cracks can be easily dressed and take a very fine polish.

Stones » Landscape Supply In Muskegon, MI


Laterite is used as building stone, but its outer surface needs to be plastered. It contains a high percentage of iron oxide and can be easily cut into blocks. Laterite occurs in soft and hard varieties and the compressive strength of laterite is between 1.9MPa and 2.3 MP, and its strength is increased with seasoning. Laterite color may be brownish, red, yellow, brown and grey.

laterite stone at Rs 32/piece | मिठाई मुखवास - Laterite Stones, Goa | ID:  19745766055


It is used as building blocks, slabs, and as aggregate for concrete. The structure of quartzite is fine to coarse grain and mostly granular and branded, and mainly composed of feldspar and mica in small quantities.

Pretty Shabby Natural Quartzite Stone Bricks Texture For Use As Background.  Stock Photo, Picture And Royalty Free Image. Image 112399249.

The stone is characterized by pitted holes and troughs in its surface which means that it has a porous surface and concentric texture. It can be polished to a smooth, shiny finish, and comes in a variety of colors from grey to coral-red.

Travertine Collection - Natural Stone - Stone Source


  • Fine-grained granite and gneiss stones are used for Heavy engineering works such as building bridge piers, breakwaters, monuments, etc.
  • Granite, quartzite and compact sandstones are used for masonry works in industrial areas exposed to smoke and fumes.
  • Marble, granite and sandstone are used for facing work of buildings.
  • Limestone and sandstone are used for general building works.
  • Fine-grained granite, marble, and soft sandstone are used for Carvings and ornamental works.
  • Compact limestone and sandstone are used for Fire-resistant masonry.
  • Granite, quartzite stones are used in foundations of building in places with the high groundwater level.
  • Marble, slate, sandstone and granite stones are used for floor paving’s.

16 7


By D.C. Bhandari



About the Author Hi, I am D.C. Bhandari, chairman of Bhandari Marble World living in India, Rajasthan, Kishangarh. I love seeing the new and creative ways people use our Marble, Granite, and Natural Stone. Our customers are so creative. My favorite design style preppy traditional mix with modern especially pieces that can be found at a vintage or antique stone. I like to invent travel, search, experiment with natural stone products. For more posts visit our website.

Leave a Reply