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Stone Fun Facts & Thoughts

Building Timeless Homes

Stone was one of the first materials used to make tools and buildings from foundations to roofing. Reminiscences of stone caves!

Dolomite (Nature Made)

a sedimentary carbonate rock that contains a high percentage of the mineral dolomite, CaMg(CO3)2

Marble (Nature Made)

calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is a coarse-crystalline, metamorphic rock, which is formed when chalk or limestone is recrystallised under conditions of high temperature and pressure

Granite (Nature Made)

Coarse-grained igneous rock composed mostly of quartz, alkali feldspar, and plagioclase. Formed from magma with a high content of silica and alkali metal oxides that slowly solidifies underground

Quartz (Man Made - Engineered Stone)

Quartz chips or dust mixed with polymer resins & pigments are placed under intense heat and pressure.

Mohs Hardness Scale ..1 to 10(Hardest)

Soapstone 1 · Slate 2.5-4 · Calcite · Marble 3-4 · Dolomite 3.5-5 · Limestone 3-4 · Travertine 4-5 · Sandstone 6-7 · Granite 6-7 · Quartzite 7 · Diamond 10 (Fingernail/Copper Sheet 3 . Glass 4-7 . Steel Knife 7)

Porosity ..Most to Least

Marble · Granite Honed · Granite Polished · Quartz · Engineered Quartz (binders fill interstitial spaces)

Heat Resistance ..Highest to Least

Natural Stone · Engineered Stone

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