Natural stone manufacturing is a blend of art and science, a synthesis of tradition and technology, and an amalgamation of the inspirational and the industrial.
WORLD’S OLDEST FLOORING
Natural stone was formed over millions of years by a mixture of heat and pressure. As the earth’s crust grew, minerals pushed up from the core, generating vast rock deposits known as “quarries.”
QUARRIES, THE INCUBATORS OF NATURAL STONE.
Stone quarrying is done with precision and expertise by people who have been doing it for generations. This can be achieved more quickly using modern tools. The Diamond wire cutting system has changed many facets of stone production and has revolutionized the extraction process. The slabs are sent through a polishing machine that puts the desired finish on the piece. Edges are polished to shape the sides into the desired detail.
MANUFACTURED STONE (AGGLOMERATE STONE)
A synthetic stone made from natural stone chips suspended in a binder.
Natural stone-like appearance.
Scratch-resistant but not scratch-proof.
Sealing is not necessary.
It has four times the flexural strength of granite, therefore it is less likely to crack.