What is Natural stone
What is Actually Natural Stone?
Why natural stone?
If you look at the individual stones and imagine the story of their origin, you experience the fascination of the stone. You experience the eternity and versatility of creative power in every stone. Nature gives us unique pieces, piece by piece.
With every natural stone, you get a piece of endless history, from the inside of the earth to your home. Be it as a worktop or tabletop, or as a washstand or bathtub cladding, the possible uses of natural stone are very diverse.
Only the rock properties should be coordinated with the intended use.
For use as a kitchen worktop, “only” the deep rocks and partly the metamorphic rocks meet the chemical and physical requirements since they are hard enough and the stones are less absorbent than your relatives.
Experience pure nature and let your thoughts run free when you review the history of the origin of your natural stone.
Incidentally, people who do not appreciate this natural experience are better off buying artificial stones. Man has no influence on the creation of natural stones. Veins and grain were naturally created and are part of the product. That is the difference.
What is natural stone?
Our earth is surrounded by a 10 to 35 km thick crust of rock. The oceans and the continents rest on it. There are huge volumes of granite and granite-like rock all over the world.
Throughout millions of years, the variety of rocks formed by heat and pressure inside the earth as well as by various influences on the earth’s surface. Later, too, hot magma (from the Greek: kneaded mass) penetrated from the interior of the earth into the earth’s crust and cooled.
This solidified magma is the origin of all rocks that exist on earth today.
The rock types are classified according to the principle of origin. A distinction is made between the rock groups
Solidification rock, intrusion rock, deep rock, plutonic arises from the solidification of magma within the earth’s crust, usually at a depth of more than 2 km below the earth’s surface. The slow and even degassing formed the typical fine to a coarse-grained structure. Large mineral crystals can form. Example: granite
Effusion rock, extrusion rock, vulcanite contrast, there are volcanic rocks, where the magma penetrates to the surface of the earth. Due to the rapid cooling, only very small crystals are formed. Example: basalt
Aisle rock formed when magma penetrated between the magma chamber and the surface of the earth cooled there as a passageway. Example: Porphyry
The transformation rock arises from older rock, of whatever kind. It is again formed under the impact of high pressure and temperature, whereby the mineral composition changes.
Example: quartz sand becomes quartzite, limestone becomes marble, gneiss is, for example, a metamorphosis of igneous rock.
Sedimentary rock, it arises from the erosion of existing rock and from the bond to new materials. Example: sand-lime brick.