Stone is an essential and more permanent building material in construction than other natural building materials. Based on the type, stones can be used in buildings for flooring, roofing, masonry, paving roads and also as aggregates for concrete. Most of the prehistoric monuments are built with natural stones as they remain stable with time. Stones for construction purposes are obtained by quarrying from solid massive rocks. 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. In this section, we want to get acquainted with the appropriate stones for the floor of the building. Join us.
Among flooring materials, none is more elegant and luxurious than natural stone.
There are many aesthetic and practical reasons why natural stone flooring can be a good choice. Each piece of stone is a unique creation of the earth, making every flooring application one of a kind. Every floor is entirely unique. Stone tiles are natural, nonpolluting, eco-friendly pieces. Purchasing stones which were acquired locally can cut down on the environmental impact of transport.
Granite is one of the hardest natural stones. However, its strength is also its weakness. Because granite is very hard and unforgiving, when installing it as flooring, the subflooring must be completely level and have the strength to support its heaviness. If the floor has bumps or even tiny valleys, granite tiles will crack easily. Granite stone due to its high resistance to flooring in busy places such as; Floor stone is suitable for commercial, office and parking buildings.
Marmar stone under the brand name Onyx, is one of the most unique and beautiful natural stones. Marble has earned the title of King of Stones. This stone can be seen in most luxury and luxury construction projects in the world. Marble has a very high resistance to cold and heat. Also, water absorption is very low due to the lack of disruption. This stone is vulnerable to abrasion, scratches and scratches. Therefore, it needs very special attention and care. Architects use marble to cover reception halls, lobbies, halls, hotels and religious sites.
Marble has a high variety and high subjectivity, and architects and designers around the world consider marble to be one of the most widely used building floor stones. There are different types of marble, some of which have high water absorption due to their calcareous nature and are not suitable for flooring wet places. This stone is sensitive to abrasion and requires special maintenance. However, marble can be used for living rooms, bedrooms, lobbies and stairs.
In Iran, crystalline stone is called porcelain because of its impact-like sound. In fact, this stone belongs to the marble family, which has large and visible crystals and granulation. Crystal stone has a relatively high resistance to temperature changes, heat and cold. Due to the lack of water absorption, its use in sanitary services is appropriate. Crystal stone is a great option for flooring the living room of residential houses, commercial, health services, parking, stairs and staircases.