- BrandStone House
- Country of manufactureTurkey
- Delivery formFlagstone
- Method of stone processingPolished
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The use of marble has its roots since time immemorial. Never before mankind without knowing the material embodies remarkable qualities such as the natural beauty of the eye, ease of processing, strength and durability. Today, marble is mined in many countries, including Greece, Italy, Spain, India, Turkey, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, the USA, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and many others.
Marble is a beautiful and durable stone is ideal for storing large weight. In ancient times, marble is used for monolithic columns supporting the statues and facades of buildings, and for the construction of palaces and temples. An example of this can be a lot of monuments of architecture, which is famous for St. Petersburg. Marble can be seen in the elegant interior of St Paul's Basilica in Rome, and on the walls of the Palace of Versailles. And the first building constructed entirely of marble, was a famous Athenian treasury of the 6th century BC The famous Parthenon temple, built in the same period, was the main attraction of Athens, one of the wonders of the world. Although the word "marble" derives from the Greek word Marmaros, which means "great white shining stone", you can find the whole palette of colors this precious natural stone. Modern technology allows the processing of natural stone is widely used in the interior beauty and elegance of marble. Marble St. Petersburg can also be found in the interior of the royal palaces.
Marble refers to metamorphic rocks, formed by recrystallization carbonates (carbonaceous compounds) over 2.5-4 billion. Years at high temperatures and pressures. In the process of recrystallisation in metamorphic marble usually destroyed all traces of the original clastic grains or fossilized organic residues. Marble composition during metamorphism does not change. The source of carbonate rocks to form marble usually are mostly limestone or dolomite. Accordingly, marble composed of calcite (calcium carbonate) and dolomite (calcium magnesium carbonate) or both minerals.
Marble can be white or colored pink, yellow, gray, blue, green, red, black, brown, and various combinations of these colors inherent marble. Even within a single domain, the total number of transitions from one tone to another color of marble. Different shades of marble occur because of the content in larger or smaller amounts of oxides of various metals and graphite. Characteristics of the presence of colored spots representing cracks filled natural cements. These lanes may form an original drawing. The most valuable species of marble, pure white marble The charter is used to make sculptures.
Marble is durable, durable enough dense, decorative, well handled and easily takes the polish. Volumetric marble weight ranges from 2.3 to 2.6 t / m ³, marble porosity from 0.6 to 3.3%, marble compression strength of 30 to 153 MPa, natural stone Mohs hardness of from 3 to 4, the absorption marble water in the range of 0.02% (Levadia) to 3,3% (Travertino).
The marble almost always contain traces of other minerals (quartz, chalcedony, hematite, pyrite, limonite, chlorite, etc.), As well as organic compounds. Impurities differently affect the quality of marble, lowering or raising of decorative natural stone. Sometimes nature is surprises. For example, in some sections of the Italian marble rocks (Fossil Nero) are clearly visible imprints of ancient mollusks. Such stones want to look at the clock. Most colored marbles diversity. Figure determined not only by the structure of marble, but also the direction in which you are cutting natural stone. Color and pattern are shown after polishing marble.
The term "artificial marble" refers to decorative tiles, paving tiles and other articles, which mimics the texture of natural marble, granite, malachite or natural brickwork.
Due to its high decoration, wide range of colors and ease of processing marble is very widely used in construction and interior design.
Marble is subject to all - and "small" and "large" form. The finest play of light and shadow, the intricacies of the veins attract the attention of both the massive columns and a bar, as well as in miniature vases and figurines.Characteristics
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