We often see in the building trends of today that makes use of natural stone products in beautifying their surroundings. They add to the glare of the architecture. They give a never-ending elegance to the project. But there are always common inquiries as to:
- What exactly are Natural Stones?
- What are these Natural Stones made up of?
- How they are formulated?
- Where are they specifically used?
Considering that natural stones are a material with which not everyone is familiar, let us gather a few answers to these common questions without involving any technical terms related to the natural stone products, obviously the names being the same.
Well, to start with, first we need to understand:
WHAT ARE NATURAL STONES?
Formulated in the lap of nature, these are the big rocks, that are quarried from under the earth, molded to different sizes, finished and polished to a final stone product, and then is used for building and decorative purposes in the market for various architectural elegance. A procedure that seems easy but is actually a long process.
WHAT ARE THESE NATURAL STONES MADE UP OF?
Being derived from the crust of the earth, these big rocks are a by-product of various geological changes, organic, solid, and mineral compositions taking place for millions of years under the earth. If we see in various natural stones, we will find the fossil-like artistic forms on them. Also quarried organically, they are versatile and show variations in color, pattern, texture, and sizes as well. So to keep the sizes intact, they are finished to bring a final stone product that is suitable for installation at a particular place.
WHERE ARE THEY SPECIFICALLY USED?
From eras gone by, we have seen that these natural stones have given grace to some of our well-famous historical structures and monuments of the world. The Egyptian Pyramids of Giza (Egypt), The Qutub Minar – Delhi (India), The Taj Mahal – Agra (India), The Colosseum – Rome (Italy), Monument – Washington D.C (USA) are some of the examples that flaunt the everlasting beauty of these stones.
The peculiar characteristic of this Naturally quarried product is that they are really Eco-friendly and are apt for recent times where people are more inclined towards building a sustainable and therapeutic environment. Taking ahead the initiative of Go Green, people are more interested in buying them for their Green Livings. Because of their characteristic of being exceptionally strong, durable, and long-lasting, they fit into almost every corner of our personal as well as professional space. Be it Interiors like countertops, bathrooms, staircases, wall claddings, or the Exterior patios, pool-sides, walkways, or driveways, they have the form and capacity to cover One and All.
TYPES OF NATURAL STONES
Based on their different characteristics, these stones are divided into various types:
TYPES OF NATURAL STONE PRODUCTS
Based on their differentiation above, we have some of the most classic products in the market that not only beautifies the surroundings but add an Old-world charm to them.
Thinking of extending an aesthetic look to your kitchen or outdoor BBQs, go for these excellent utility providers, that are either fitted on a base or on iron angles. Look for some of the appealing applications of Natural Stone countertops with SUI
Recognized by its curved edges, the stone is highly recommended to seal your open edges near the pool areas, fireplaces, particularly the places where one wants to sit and enjoy nature. One of the most demanding products of Stone Universe Inc. it is available in different tones and can be installed at various places.
3. EASED EDGE
Similar to Bullnose but very distinct from it, we have this product that has straight but safe edges that can be installed as the countertops, at the outdoor oasis, etc. Giving a modern-day visual appeal to the surfaces, the piece of stone has a bit thick edges as compared to bullnose.
4. COLUMN CAPS
Particularly famous as Pier-caps, these are the square pieces of naturally quarried stone that are used to cover the tall standalone structures. They are either rock-faced or saw cut depending on the stone material. These crowns are generally larger than the size of the column and act as a decorative covering on them to embellish it a bit.
A cuboidal structure used in both the exterior and interior of your project is a solitary piece of solid stone material that is used as a platform and as a staircase riser. Used to enhance the look of your patios, this item from SUI has an unparalleled elegance of its own.
6. STEPPING STONES
This is a product that gives a unique look to your pathways. Think about those starry nights, walking on these geometrical shapes, living the best time of your life, enjoying an unmatched evening around these visually appealing surroundings is a thought to hold. To give more gleam and glimmer to these thoughts Stone Universe has some of the finest shapes in the product in its array. The Heart-shaped, Texas-shaped are few of the examples.
7. DRIVEWAY PAVERS
As the name suggests, these are like carpeting done with stones to define the walkway or the driveway and curb the monotonous look of our entrances. These stones are strong enough to maintain a hard, strong, and load-bearing structure. Available in a plethora of colors, have a glimpse of the SUI collection for the Driveway Pavers and know its usage and installation.
8. ASHLAR PATTERNS
Usually referred to as Mixed-sized patterns, these are the organic stone material quarried naturally and finished in distinct sizes to give a zigzag interlocked look to our flooring. Used in interiors or exteriors of our projects, these are the 8-sized patterns that have eight different sizes of natural stones that give an elegant finish to our walkways, kitchen floorings, pool areas, and covers specific interiors as well.
Granite Cobbles is one of the premium products of SUI that is used to make your gardens and pathways look beautiful. Bringing an uncanny grace to your landscaping it is a hard-wearing product that is available in a variety of colors.
Larger than granules and smaller than Cobbles, that is how we identify pebbles as. They are basically small round smooth stone which is found near or in the water. Quintessentially used as a decorative stone, pebbles have been used both indoors as well as outdoors when it comes to gracing the desolate areas of your surroundings. Beautifying the water-streams, gardens, walkways, or giving grace to your indoors like using them in the Offices is something that Pebbles works for.
11. THIN VENEER
These are the Wall cladders. This is also a product that is trending because of its characteristics of bringing beauty to your barren walls. You apply this quarried product and you are sorted with your blank or dull walls. These are formed by cutting the natural stone into a particular thickness that looks apt for the decorations. It is a sensitive product but gives strong elegance to the surroundings.
12. WINDOW SILLS
Again a decorative stone cladding idea that gives a dimension to the edges of Windows and protects them from water logging damages. Whether a room window or kitchen ventilation, it is a suitable idea for both and all places.
So Natural Stones are not only about the Floors or walls, it is a stone that has no definition attached to them when it comes to bringing beauty to the backdrop. A part from the above mentioned, there are various other natural stone products that can bring a unique charm to the construction project.