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Finishings of Natural Stone

Finishings of Natural Stone

Finishings of natural stoneAfter the quarrying process, natural stones can be modified by the finishing process in many ways. The finishing’s are often selected based on the intended use of the stone and according to the interior and exterior application using a variety of techniques and mechanical processes. Some of the typical natural stone finishes […]

Carrara Marble

Carrara Marble

Marble is an all-time favourite natural stone used by many architects, sculptors and artists to enhance the beauty of any space. This luxurious stone is famous for its royal status throughout history and has been used as flooring of monuments, cathedrals and palaces, decoration of building facades and carving of famous sculptures. Marble origins lie […]

The Life of Natural Stone

The Life of Natural Stone

The Life of natural stone What is natural stone? It is a stone that is dug up from the earth and is mainly quarried from a mountainous ground. There are many types of natural stones, including slate, granite, limestone, basalt, quartzite, marble, sandstone and travertine etc. The aesthetics and characteristics of natural stone are defined […]

Armenian Basalt

Armenian Basalt

An introduction to Armenian basaltBasalt is an aphanitic (fine-grained) igneous rock, usually black in colour, formed by rapid cooling of molten lava. It is known as the earth’s most abundant bedrock, as most of the oceans’ crust is comprised of it. Around 90% of all volcanic rock on earth is basalt. The main components of […]

Travertine – vein-cut and cross-cut

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Travertine is one of the most popular natural stones used for many building and construction purposes including roofing, flooring, stonework, wall covering, cladding and a variety of bath designs. As a versatile and multifaceted natural stone, travertine is available in two classic variations, namely the vein-cut and the cross-cut. Travertine Classic Vein-cutThe travertine vein-cut has […]

Basalt as a Building Stone

Basalt as a Building Stone

Basalt is one of the Earth’s most abundant igneous rock, meaning it is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma, found in the 90% of the Earth’s crust. Most Ocean beds are underlain by basalt. It is also found on the moon and even on mars. These fine-grained rocks are characteristically dark in colour […]

Marmor vs. Granit

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Die Frage „Marmor oder Granit“ wird oft gestellt und kann zu durchaus heftigen Diskussionen zwischen den Vertretern der beiden „Lager“ führen. In Wahrheit ist es aber ganz simpel: Die erste Frage muss lauten: Welchen Zweck soll der Stein erfüllen? Natürlich stellen wir Ästhetik gerne über Pragmatik oder Praxistauglichkeit, aber wir dürfen dabei nicht vergessen, dass […]

Travertine vs. marble tiles for outdoor areas

Marble Travertine Tiles

With a rustic charm that is hard to resist, Travertine is a natural stone that is classified as a type of limestone that builds around mineral spring deposits. The natural splendour of Travertine comes in several earthy tones and is easily polished, honed or applied with a tumbled finish to enhance its quality further. While […]

Sacré-Cœur Basilica

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Location: Paris, France Architect: Paul Abadie (originally) Completed: 1914 Height: 83m Length: 85m Width: 35m Material: Travertine from Château-Landon The decision to construct the Sacré-Cœur Basilica was not only a religious one: Building a church was a symbol of the belief that the loss of France in the war against the Prussians in 1870 was […]

Armenian Tuff

Armenian Tuff

Tuff, also known as volcanic tuff, is a type of natural rock that is formed from the ashes left over as a consequence of volcanic activity. When volcanic ash is expelled from a vent during the time of a volcanic eruption, the ash itself cools and solidifies following ejection and deposition, thus consolidating in a […]