Balkans and Iran stones
Natural granite itself is one of the most popular natural stones used in construction and architecture. Almost half of all buildings on Earth of historical significance are made of granite, and the name of this stone has long become a symbol of strength and eternal reliability.
Granites are well processed: polished, flamed and hummerbushed. Due to the remarkable properties of granite, such as high compressive strength (from 120 to 300 MPa), relatively low tensile strength, high density, low water absorption, high frost resistance, very significant thermal conductivity, very good abrasion resistance, it is widely used as a building and cladding material. Monumental structures rest on granite foundations, it is used to the construction of bridges, embankments and plinths of large buildings, crushed granite is the best decision at the base of motorways, streets of many cities are paved with granite paving stones.
The main and most common types of textures that are often found on the tile product market are:
1. Crashed paving stones – has the maximum properties in terms of strength and resistance to impacts, it is widely used for laying areas with high traffic. Another plus in using this building material is its increased resistance to ultraviolet radiation and various precipitation. These properties make the paving crashed stones the optimal combination of price and durability in use.
2. Flamed plates – this material is obtained by using a gas jet at a high temperature. Under the influence of this temperature, the surface acquires a rough structure. Products of this kind are well suited for lining alleys, sidewalks and other areas. The tile, due to its roughness, is not slippery in rainy or winter weather, and this is a fairly significant indicator for passers-by.
3. Polished tiles – have a smooth mirror surface, which allows you to clearly see the colorful stone ornament. Such products are usually used for cladding walls and floors of buildings, columns, stairs, and fireplaces.