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RHINESTONES (3 companies)
SANDSTONE (15 companies)
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VENEERS - Stone (49 companies)
Stone is normally found in the ground either quarried or mined.With advancement of technology, stone can now be manufactured to fit certain specifications and can also be mixed to fit any chosen color or type.Manufactured stone can mimic a variety of stone such as: limestone, granite, slate, marble, sandstone, bluestone, brownstone and even terra-cotta.
Engineered stone is a composite of materials such as: cement, coarse and fine aggregates and inorganic iron oxide pigments in order to achieve the desired color and appearance while maintaining durable physical properties which exceed most natural cut stones.
Difference between some of the common types of manufactured stone:
Crushed stone- stone that has been reduced in size and screened to ensure uniformity of size. It is made up of granite-gneiss, trap rock, limestone or ant combination of these materials and is sold in different sizes:
• 3/4 inch – crushed stone – usually used as an aggregate in cement and asphalt
• 1 1/2 inch – crushed stone – used for gravel driveways, septic fill and railroads
• 2 1/2 inch –crushed stone – mainly used to prevent erosions on roadsides and in drainage and ditches
Qaurry process – also known as QP, dense grade aggregate (DGA)- is a combination of small 3/ inch or less crushed stone and stone dust. Which is mostly made up of crushed limestone, granite-gneiss, trap rock or a combination of all. Designed to bind together and form a strong solid surface when compacted and can be used when strength and durability is needed eg: road surface, walkways, bike paths and patios.
Stone dust – also known as stone screenings is the finest type of crushed Stone and is made up of the same types of stone as the others but is crushed into a powder. When used by itself, stone dust forms a hard surface that is water resistant and when used with a larger stone acts as a binding agent.Stone dust is usually used in between the stones and bricks in patios and walkway and is also used as a binding agent in cement or asphalt.
Manufacturing Process of Stone:
A feeder or screen is used to separate large boulders from finer rocks that do not require primary crushing. The stone that is too large to pass through the top deck of the scalping screen is further processed in a secondary crusher – core crushers are normally used for the secondary crushing processUpon completion of the second crushing process the material is transported by a conveyor, to a tertiary circuit that includes a sizing screen and a tertiary crusher. Tertiary crushing is usually performed using cone crushers or other types of impactor crushers.
The mixing process consists of: blending together water, cement, fine and coarse crushed stone, color pigments along with a variety of admixture. All these components are blended well together and poured into a mold and left to dry.As the mixture hardens, it assumes the look of natural carved stone. The color will vary with the pigments put into it. The type of stone it mimics will change with the types of stones that are added to the mixture.The structural integrity of the stone could be enhanced when poured into the mold. Manufactured stone can be molded in a way that natural stone is not capable of doing.
Stone Purchasing Guidelines:
To be connected to the very best materials at fair prices, you must be able to have the ability to determine who the top suppliers are in the industry.
Industry experience – level of experience in the stone industry is invaluable. A solid reputation and loyal client base is important
Owner operated quarries – choosing to make your purchase from a local manufacturer will guarantee reasonable pricing and support and answers for questions you may have
Inventory – the supplier should be the “one shop stop”. A reputable manufacturer will carry a wide range of different stones, colors, sizes and textures.
Knowledge base – the best supplier/manufacturer will ensure
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