“Each corner of the world and each layer of earth yields a multitude of stone varieties, and the uniqueness within each stone, giving you a vast palette of applications wherewith to create your masterpiece.”
Marble is relatively hard, but not as hard as granite. Two of the best known and most highly regarded marbles today are the uniformly white and noticeably Pietra Gray marbles of Iran, the external use of marble has been confined mostly to statues and figurines, although it has been used in many interiors.
- Most marbles are soft, and not very abrasion resistant
- They are not resistant to acids
- They can be polished to a mirror finish
- It is translucent.
- beautiful patterns.
- Highly resilient.
marble is more esthetically valuable and is available in a broader range of colors. This natural stone is used widely in buildings, sculptures, and monuments. It is available in a wide variety of colors, mainly light colors.
Marble is widely used in fairly modest bathrooms and for floors.
Is one of the most widely used stone building materials, being both common in many geological sequences and easy to use for construction purposes, although it is highly abrasive and takes its toll on the tools used to process it. sandstones are the major building stones along with granite. Sandstone is a very versatile material, applicable for most types of interior and exterior application, due to its low absorption rate it is a good choice for cladding and flooring.
- extremely resistant to weather and wear.
- limited colors.
- more even coloring and less variation than slate.
- availability in different dimensions.
can be highly polished and even under extreme weathering conditions can retain its polish for many years.
Another reason for granite’s popularity is the ability to be applied to almost any building stone use from paving to cladding and statues to ashlar.
It’s extremely dense and hard. most durable, and most pristine building materials.
Granite comes in hundreds of different colors and is quarried in such places as Iran, Canada, China, Africa, Norway, India, Argentina…
- It is very hard, strong, and abrasion resistant
- It is resistant to acids
- It can be polished to a mirror-like smoothness
- looks shiny.
- a colder look.
- slippery when wet.
Granite is an excellent choice not only for its beauty, but also for its durability and ease in cleaning.
A type of limestone, is soft and porous but is uniquely characterized by natural cavities in its surface and the various patterns available.
Travertine is used for fireplace surrounds, vanity tops, furniture, wall cladding, and flooring. Red travertine is one of Iranian famous High quality natural stone from west azarbaijan, Iran’s decorative stone quarries contain 2.4 million tons of marble, travertine and granite. Iran’s travertines have exotic textures and color.
The most popular finish for travertine is a honed finish, which is a matte finish.
- Looks warm and natural.
- travertine looks matte.
- tendency to scratch and stain.
it has been occurred by Limestone metamorphism, has utterly eye-catching patterns and exceptional ranges of colors and has been continuously considered by decorators and architectures. Iran has great reserves of the best kinds of this exclusive stone.
Colors of this strikingly luminescent stone vary from white to black and every color in between. The appearance and color of onyx change with the variations in light. This makes it an exciting building material. onyx tiles are becoming popular for walls, floors and counter tops because of this precious stone’s beauty.
- extreme color variation.
- onyx is one of the most fragile of nature’s stones.
- Onyx is not as durable or easy care as granite, or marble. It requires care and ongoing maintenance.