We house the beauty of natural stone. The most underwhelming aspect of a house is the flooring. It determines how vibrant and comfortable your home is. Natural stone has different characteristics that make it stand out from other materials. Some people prefer using tiles that provide a better visual act than longevity, while others look for strength in the flooring material rather than being merely eye candy.
It is advised by various architects to use natural stones instead of artificial flooring to get the benefit of magnificence and stability.
Bhandari Marble Group is the leading exporter of all kinds of natural stones. Here we are presenting some most common natural stone which we regularly export to our clients.
Kota stones are fine-grained naturally available limestone. Quarried at Kota district of Rajasthan, India, it is one of the most preferred building stone for exteriors, driveways, pathways, corridors, balconies, etc. It also finds its application in flooring of chemical industries for its inertness towards a large number of chemicals. These stones are available in different finishes (Smooth and rough) and in wide variety of earthy colors with brown being the most popular. It’s also available in Black, Beige, Grey and Pink. It outstand other stones in similar applications for its homogeneity, hardness and non-porous properties.
Kota Stone Slabs
The slab should be of desired quality, hard, dense, homogeneous and free from any cracks, decay, weathering, etc. It could be either hand or machine cut for the required thickness. The exposed face of slab should be polished before being placed at site and also the contractor shall get the slab sample approved by the concerned Engineer.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Kota Stones
Kota Stones have wide application in exterior works for its non-porous, non-absorbent, tough and homogenous properties and is an excellent building stones for both humid and freezing regions.
Availability of the stones in slab and tile form makes it convenient to achieve different pattern of flooring.
It gives rich aesthetics to both interior and exterior flooring and is cheaper than other stones used in similar application.
Unlike granite or marble Kota stone slabs are not available in bigger sizes. This is because of its fragile nature.
On a longer run Kota stones flake out. However if well maintained and polished regularly the flaking of stones can be intercepted to a greater extent.
SLATE AND LIMESTONE
Slate and limestone also have water in common, at least when it comes to their formation. Slate is found in the ocean; likewise, limestone is found anywhere an ancient sea existed and can even be comprised entirely of marine fossils. Limestone’s are sedimentary rocks that form from the layering of silt and organic matter over time. The pressure and heat from the accumulation of layers results in chemical reactions that harden the sediments into solid stone.
Limestone certainly has many faces, but it finds a spot in our hearts for its uses in indoor and outdoor, commercial and residential applications. Its muted tones, whether polished or honed, are fit for bathrooms, fireplace facings and mantles, countertops, and flooring. Limestone is very porous, so it doesn’t turn aside stains as easily as some other natural stones; therefore, when it comes to countertops and flooring, it must be finished and sealed properly or placed in areas that are less active. Limestone slabs and tiles are also suited for landscaping applications in patios and walkways. They are especially eye-catching when defining garden borders, as both a salute to nature and a nod to limestone’s nutritional pedigree.
Compared to many other building materials, limestone touts dependability like no other. This characteristic can be demonstrated through the detailing of its use throughout history. Although it may not be a well-known fact, limestone has been used as a building and surfacing material for centuries.
Limestone can be used on its own in panels for flooring or other surfacing purposes. Additionally, while it is considered to be extremely durable, as touched on above, it can still be crushed to be used in cement for use in buildings and other structures.
Limestone is shaping up to be a top contender on the list of possibilities. Not to mention we aren’t even done covering its advantages!
Where Is Limestone Best Used?
As touched on above in explaining its advantages, limestone is an extremely versatile material. It can be utilized in a number of different ways and circumstances. It can be used in and of itself in the form of panels for flooring, walls, etc. It can also be crushed and used in cement for use in buildings and structures. Additionally, it can be shaped to make decorative elements to be place within your home or business. As you can tell, limestone is extremely versatile and thus able to be used in a number of different circumstances. Hopefully you’ve been able to determine where and how you would utilize it depending on your need!
The addition of natural stone in your outdoor living space is a simple one that can be both functional and beautiful. Pebbles and cobbles are a great way to achieve these benefits and prove that small additions can go a long way toward giving your space a polished look.
Where can be Pebbles Applied?
Pebbles can be applied in a number of ways for an immediate improvement to the overall look of a design. Around patios or walkways, they can create a border that restrains weed growth. They can help to regulate the soil from temperature extremes as well as prevent the washout of tender plants, shrubs and trees or even erosion of slopes and hills by creating a protective barrier or ring to control the rate of water absorption into the soil.
Pebbles Are The Natural Beauty
Pebbles are an inexpensive way to highlight foliage, add personality to a water feature, or lend a splash color where it is needed to liven up an older hardscape. Pebbles create a finished look – in plant containers, raised gardens, and borders, they are an attractive, natural addition with genuine authenticity. Bhandari Marble Group offers polished pebbles in an assortment of colors and sizes for a refined look.
What are the Cobbles?
Cobbles are a charming way to create useable walkways and paths. As a winding surface through a vegetable garden, a pretty border, or as a little patio for your fire pit, cobbles are an easy way to add a defined space that will keep weeds at bay and give you a clean surface to walk on! Best of all, they are typically set in sand or crushed stone, which means they can expand and contract with temperature variations and, unlike a piece of concrete, won’t crack as they move.
Cobbles the Perfect Stone for House Inner & Outer Beauty
Changing the look and functionality of your outdoor living space is easy with just a few little upgrades. Pebbles and cobble stones are indeed little in size, but they pack a big punch when it comes to livening up your landscape. They will enrich the environment by introducing a natural stone that will blend into its surroundings with casual grace– granite cobbles or sandstone, MSI offers a variety of shapes and finishes to fit your style.