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What is Granite ?

ECHO LANE    ENTRANCE USING OUR    BUFFALO GREY    GRANITE DESIGNED BY    CREATE ARCHITECTURE    | PHOTO BY    ANDY MACPHERSON

ECHO LANE ENTRANCE USING OUR BUFFALO GREY GRANITE DESIGNED BY CREATE ARCHITECTURE | PHOTO BY ANDY MACPHERSON

What is Granite ?

Granite is a light-colored igneous rock with grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye. It forms from the slow crystallization of magma below Earth's surface. Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles, and other minerals.

The Best-Known Igneous Rock

Granite is the best-known igneous rock. Many people recognize granite because it is the most common igneous rock found at Earth's surface and because granite is used to make many objects that we encounter in daily life. These include counter tops, floor tiles, paving stone, curbing, stair treads, building veneer, and cemetery monuments. Granite is used all around us - especially if you live in a city.

Uses of Granite

Granite has been used for thousands of years in both interior and exterior applications. Rough-cut and polished granite is used in buildings, bridges, paving, monuments, and many other exterior projects. Indoors, polished granite slabs and tiles are used in countertops, tile floors, stair treads, and many other practical and decorative features.

For more information make sure to check out: https://geology.com/rocks/granite.shtml


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What is Limestone ?

TUNISIAN GOLD LIMESTONE FLOORING    AT OUR CUDGEN HOMESTEAD PROJECT BY    ARCO DESIGNS    | PHOTO BY    TIM CASAGRANDE

TUNISIAN GOLD LIMESTONE FLOORING AT OUR CUDGEN HOMESTEAD PROJECT BY ARCO DESIGNS | PHOTO BY TIM CASAGRANDE

What is Limestone ?

Limestone is a sedimentary rock. It most commonly forms in clear, warm, shallow marine waters. It is usually an organic sedimentary rock that forms from the accumulation of shell, coral, algal, and fecal debris. It can also be a chemical sedimentary rock formed by the precipitation of calcium carbonate from lake or ocean water.

Are there different Types of Limestone ?

There are many different types of limestone. What makes the Stone’s different is how they are formed over time. These names are based upon how the rock formed, its appearance or its composition, and other factors. Here are some of the more commonly used varieties.

Travertine, believe it or not, is a type of Limestone. What makes Travertine different from other Limestones is the way that it is formed. Travertine forms by evaporative precipitation, often in a cave, to produce formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstone.

Other types of Limestone include: Chalk, Coquina, Fossiliferous Limestone, Lithographic Limestone, Oolitic Limestone & Tufa.

For more information make sure to check out: https://geology.com/rocks/limestone.shtml

What uses does it have ?

Limestone has had many uses throughout the centuries. Such as creating landmarks like the Pyramids, Palace of Westminster and many others. Being a fundamental construction stone through history.

In more modern times limestone has been used extensively as a construction material through Europe, North America and here in Australia.

It is also used for flooring and cladding as well as kitchen and bathroom bench tops. Due to Limestone’s durable and hardy nature, it can be used for a multitude of applications, with custom designed Basins, Water features, statues and many others.


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What is Sandstone ?

A SANDSTONE TEXTURE SHOT FROM OUR    BOND UNIVERSITY - SPORTS CENTRE PROJECT    BY    BDA ARCHITECTURE    | PHOTO BY    AARON CHAPMAN

A SANDSTONE TEXTURE SHOT FROM OUR BOND UNIVERSITY - SPORTS CENTRE PROJECT BY BDA ARCHITECTURE | PHOTO BY AARON CHAPMAN

What is Sandstone ?

Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed of sand-size grains of mineral, rock, or organic material. It also contains a cementing material that binds the sand grains together and may contain a matrix of silt- or clay-size particles that occupy the spaces between the sand grains. Sandstone is one of the most common types of sedimentary rock and is found in sedimentary basins throughout the world.

What is Sand ?

To a geologist, the word "sand" in sandstone refers to the particle size of the grains in the rock rather than the material of which it is composed. Sand-size particles range in size from 1/16 millimeter to 2 millimeters in diameter. Sandstones are rocks composed primarily of sand-size grains.

What types of Sandstone are there ?

There are three major types of sandstone:

  • Quartz sandstone

  • Arkose

  • Litharenite or lithic sandstone

What are the uses of Sandstone ?

Sandstone is used for a multitude of differing purposes, such as construction material, paving, Glass making and even the production of sand. Buildings such as the Pyramids of Giza. Sandstone made up the base of the Pyramids, with Polished Limestone Cladding the external of the Great Pyramids.


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What is French Pattern ?

OUR    ELANORA STREET    PROJECT BY    TURBO CONSTRUCTIONS    FEATURES OUR FRENCH PATTERN    SILVER TRAVERTINE    | PHOTO BY    TIM CASAGRANDE

OUR ELANORA STREET PROJECT BY TURBO CONSTRUCTIONS FEATURES OUR FRENCH PATTERN SILVER TRAVERTINE | PHOTO BY TIM CASAGRANDE

What is French Pattern ?

French Pattern (FP) is a Modular interlocking pattern that is reminiscent of a stone floor from the historic European palaces, a French pattern floor looks very elegant and impressive. French Pattern is often referred to as Versailles Pattern, Ashlar Pattern or Roman Pattern.

Best application of French Pattern ?

The Modular nature of French Pattern makes it ideal for large outdoor spaces, where the intersection of the lines and the tile sets create the illusion of an even larger space. Not allowing your eyes to be caught on the straight parallel lines and being drawn away from the feature of the stone.

STONE STYLES MODULAR PATTERN DIAGRAMS | SHOW’S HOW THE PATTERN SHOULD BE LAID

STONE STYLES MODULAR PATTERN DIAGRAMS | SHOW’S HOW THE PATTERN SHOULD BE LAID


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