Natural Stone Applications

Natural Stone Applications

Natural Stone Applications

Applications of Igneous Rocks

In this article, we will discuss natural stone applications on a technical level. Igneous rocks make up 90 to 95% of the volume and thickness of 16 km (from the top) of the earth’s crust. Igneous rocks play a very important role in geology because their mineral and chemical properties tell us a lot about the mantle composition, where the igneous rocks were extracted from, and the temperature and pressure conditions that allowed them to form this way, or a pre-existing rock that has been melted.


Classifications of Igneous Rocks

Igneous rocks are divided into three categories, and each category rocks have different uses, but in general, the igneous rocks use include:

  • cosmetics Production
  • Making flooring and floor tiles
  • In road construction and bridge construction
  • In wall covering, the building interior and exterior
  • Making all abrasive stones kinds such as foot stones
  • Making all sculptures kinds
  • Dams
  • Using in stairs and corridors
  • Applying in railway construction
  • Crusher
  • Natural stones


Applications of Sedimentary Rocks

Sedimentary rocks cover almost the continents entire surface, but all crustal rocks generally comprise 8% of the earth crust. Sedimentary rocks are just a thin layer on the crust. The sedimentary rocks study and this thin crust on earth gives us a lot of information.

Its uses include the following:

  • Suitable for facade
  • Used in agriculture to prevent weeds
  • Applying in paper making
  • Installing on the floor
  • Wall covering
  • Pool side


Applications of Metamorphic Stones

Metamorphic rocks are rocks that are formed almost from the previous rocks deformation  due to changes in physical (pressure-temperature) or chemical conditions and in a solid state. The metamorphic phenomenon is interpreted as the one or a set crystallized disappearance minerals in a rock. These changes may occur on sedimentary rocks formed in surface conditions or in igneous rocks crystallized from magma or even in metamorphic rocks.

Metamorphic use stones is as follows.

  • Dams
  • Stairway
  • Making ornaments
  • Building facades
  • Construction
  • Sculpture
  • Automobile manufacturing



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