FAQ OF BUILDING STONE
Why should I use natural stone?
Stone is a natural product. It is respectful with the environment; it does not destroy it. It has proved its validity as a building product through its use over centuries, proving its resistance and durability. It is easy to use, clean and easy to obtain. Natural stone encapsulates beauty, history, culture, and in the mind of the people in all the cultures of the world, it is intrinsically associated with luxury, quality and permanence.
Can my client afford to buy natural stone?
Most probably yes, because there are natural stones which are very economical in price, and even the customer with a limited budget is often surprised to discover how affordable natural stone really is. For each project a natural stone can be found which meets your preferences and fits your budget. When comparing the life cycle versus price with other alternatives, natural stone is definitely affordable. However, there are also stones in the market which are really exclusive and premium and, like all luxury products, command a premium price.
How can I find the natural stone suitable for my project?
You should first ask yourself the following questions- in which climate will the natural stone be used, and for what application? Is the climate of the place extreme, very cold, or very hot, is it moderate, or is it humid, or is it a combination of several climates? Is the application for which you are looking for natural stone, an exterior or is it for interior? Is it a wall cladding or is it a flooring? Based on the answer to the above questions, you should now look for natural stone on the basis of physical and chemical properties and the local standards.
What kind of natural stones are suitable for my climate?
The key is to know the natural stone application- will it be used outside or inside? Will it be used for an interior wall cladding, or will the application be for a high traffic flooring? Or will its application be a kitchen counter top or in the bathroom, or for use on steps, or window sills? The analysis of the physical and chemical properties of the natural stone will guide you to the best choice.
What is the difference between granite, marble, limestone, sandstone, slate?
The difference between different types of natural stone starts right from the origin of its creation. Granite is an igneous solid rock formed by magma with at least 20% quartz in volume. Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, mostly common calcite or dolomite. Marble, in other words, is a metamorphosed limestone. Limestone is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, commonly being calcite or dolomite.
How is stone used in construction?
This ancient building material may be more relevant than ever in today’s green building industry. Dimension stone—stone that has been tooled, as opposed to crushed stone or aggregate—can be used as flooring, exterior cladding, solid surfaces, and walls as well as for landscaping and many other applications.
What stone is best for building?
How do the stones differ?
Rocks are made of smaller stones and stones are made from rocks. Rocks can be described as a large piece of stone that is difficult to be carried in the hand. On the other hand, stone is just a small piece or pebble that can be carried in the hand. Rocks are hard materials that are found on the earth’s crust.
What are the uses of stones?
- Construction of residential and public buildings.
- Construction of walls, columns, dams, abutments, and bridges.
- For architectural and ornamental requirements on the structure.
- Used for road construction and railways.
- Used as aggregate for concrete.
What is stone in architecture?
Stone, or rock, is a natural substance that is quarried and mined from the earth and used in a variety of applications in construction, including: Masonry, including decorative elements such as pillars, swags and portico. Floor and wall tiles and cladding
Updated on 04th Feb 2022
Written By MD Mr. D C Bhandari
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