All stones extracted from earth and further processed to be used are referred to as Natural Stones. Natural Stones are utilized in jewellery, construction, Cosmetics and various other uses. We are talking about natural Stones that are used in construction for flooring, wall tiles, Decorative tiles Bath tiles countertops Table Top, Vanity Top, Basin, Pebbles, Cobbles, Statues, Planters, Fountains and many other. We hope this article will help you choose the best readily available Stones from India or elsewhere to decorate your home.
There are many kinds of Natural stone tiles, also known as Kota stone slabs that are available in India according to the technical specs, their hardness and porosity, as well as numerous other elements.
The main categories are:
It is important to select the kota stone in accordance with the environment of the area (Look and the use in the region) and the use it will get (High Traffic or low).
#1. Slate Stone: They are the softest rocks and can be removed by any pressure. Additionally, they are only accessible in Natural split surfaces. These are very soft and are only suitable for use on walls and for floors with low traffic (Homeand Bedroom) flooring with appropriate sealing. Additionally, Slate stone is available as Natural split top surface as well as Tumbled finish. The attractiveness of this stone is more apparent and striking in the Natural split finish. Tumbled tiles are commonly utilized for Backsplash within Kitchen as well as Bathroom. These tiles are available in tile (10x10cm up to 30x60cm) and others are 60×60 and 60x90cm. Jack Multicolor tiles, Jack Black Slate Floor Tiles, Kund Multicolor, Indian Autumn Slate tile, California Gold Slate, Madras Multi, Rustic Autumn, Raja Red etc.
#2. Quartzite Stone: Particularly, they are much harder than slate tile. It is due to the quartz particles that are present in. Additionally, Quartzite tiles offer possibilities of being used for flooring tiles, as well in wall tiles. They can be used indoors or outdoors. Additionally, quartzite tiles can be used to make Table tops.
- Finishes: Quartzite Stone is available in Natural Split, Tumbled, polished and leather/ antique finish. Other finishes include Natural Brushed, polished, and Natural each have a distinct appearance and definitely draw out the beauty of the stone’s depth.
- The sizes available include small and tile size. Some of the names are Copper Quartzite Tiles, Golden, Green Gold Quartzite Tiles, Deoli Green, Silver Shine, Ocean Green, Silver Grey Quartzite, Zeera Green, Himachal White Quartzite, Himachal Black, Himachal Gold and more.
#3. Travertine Stone: Travertine contains pin holes in the structure of stone. These holes come in a variety of dimensions. Some are small, and some are a little large at 5mm. Furthermore, it’s generally employed to create an antique appearance to walls. It is a classic look in natural look and is typically is available in tiles of various sizes.
#4. Indian Sandstone: It is true that these are much harder as Slate or Quartzite Stone. They are mostly used in Paving Slabs across the globe with a Natural finished split-face. In addition to Paving tiles, these tiles are also used as the flooring and wall tiles with different styles.
- Finishes available: Natural split face, Smooth/Honed, Polish, Sanded, Tumbled and Leather.
- Important: Paving Slabs are anti slip tiles. Countries with cold climates like Europe, Asia, America and numerous others have employed Indian Sandstone as paving tiles because of its anti-slip characteristics.
Paving Slabs are utilized in walkway flooring and garden flooring. Other finishes can be used for flooring for interior use as well as Wall tiles. Sandstone is not as tough as Granite. It is very absorbent of water. It is utilized for Cold as and hot temperatures in the Gulf Countries. Further Outside floors/Pathway/Parking are recommended in Natural finish.
Sizes available: Indian Sandstone is available is 30x30cm and 60x120cm Natural Split face slabs. The smooth surface finish can be produced at a maximum the height of 80cm and the in lengths of up to 180cm. Because large rough blocks aren’t readily accessible, we need to be able to compromise with the dimensions. Some Popular Indian Sandstones are Teakwood Sandstone, Rainbow Sandstone, Dholpur beige Sandstone, Agra Red Sandstone chocolate, Kandla Grey Sandstone, Autumn Brown Sandstone, Desert Brown, Charcoal Black, Yellow, etc.
#5. Limestone: A harder version of Sandstone These tiles are smooth and soft when you touch them. Limestone tiles are also recommended for flooring (indoor and out). They are hard and brittle in nature. For interior flooring, it is suggested to install with a polished/honed finish. Exterior flooring is made of Natural split-finish. Also, in Addition Wall tiles are utilized as a Natural Split Face, polished or polished or honed finishes. Because of the softness of the stone, they are highly recommended for Natural Stone Steps, Benches, Garden Table tops etc. Limestone can be found in slabs, tiles and smaller sizes. Some of the most sought-after Limestones include, Red Mandana Stone Kota Blue stone, Kota Black stone, Beige Limestone and Kota Brown stone .
#6. Indian Marble: The term “marble” refers to a form of Limestone which is more sophisticated and smooth in feel. Certainly , Marble provides an attractive antique appearance to your wall, floor or countertop. Polished and leather / antique finishes are readily available.
- Sizes available:- Marble is offered in Block shape in Nature. They are cut with huge sawing machines which are then cut into different sizes. That’s why they’re offered in Small tiles up to large size slabs.
A few among the Popular Marble are Rainforest Green marble, Rainforest brown marble, Rainforest Yellow Marble, Ita Gold Marble, Fantasy Brown Marble, Indian Green Marble, Pink Marble, Lady Onyx marble, White Marble, Mercury Black Marble, Polar White marble and many others. A wide variety of marble is accessible in India.
#7. Granite: Undoubtedly Granite is the most hard stone (Except Diamond) in the Building Stone Category. Furthermore, Granite slabs, tiles, Countertop, Steps, Risers are utilized in both the decoration of exteriors and interiors. They are available in tiles large and small slabs cut by gangsaw.
They are available in various finishes including polished, Honed Brushed, Leather and flamed. Furthermore, these are recommended depending on the place of use. Most popular Indian Granite include Absolute Black Granite, Black Galaxy Granite, Mari Gold, Desert Brown, Royal Cream, Jhansi Red Granite, Rajasthan Black Granite, Black beauty Granite, Delicatus white granite Alaska White Granite, Copper Silk Granite, Mari gold Granite, Desert Brown Granite, Tiger Skin Granite, Red multicolor Granite, Tan brown Granite, Silver Grey Granite, Black Pearl Granite, Viscon White Granite and numerous others.
#8. Semi-precious Stones: These semi-precious stones were made by removing small pieces made of Agate Stone, Mother Pearl Stone and other stones. These are certainly fine polished Stones. Their Polish quality is quite high when compared with other natural stones, like Marble and granite. Semi-precious stones are utilized for wall Tiles as well as Bath Tiles as well as panels, decorative Panels for partitions, Wash basins and also in Marble Carpet. The most popular Agate stones include Blue Agate, Red Agate, Black Agate, Brown Agate, Golden Agate etc. The Tiger Eye, Jasper, Sapphire are additional qualities.
#9. Flexible Stone Veneer: Stones from India are processed into 2mm thickness for environmentally friendly use. Sheets of large format are made at 2mm thick. 2mm thin sheets made of Slate Stone is removed away from original Slate stone and then bonded with an underlying mesh of fibres to shield the sheets and protect them from damage.
- Sizes:610x1220x2mm and 1220x2440x2mm.
- Specialties:– Flexible to use on any surface with a curving It is light weight, large format, with a low variance in color. A variety of sheets are made using one single stone.
Flexible Stone veneer can be used on any curving or circular surfaces. Additionally, it comes in a fabric and transparent finish. Translucent is used for backlit while fabric is used to cover furniture with curved surfaces and other furniture. The fabric finish can be as elastic as cloth.
Colors Available: Flexible Stone veneers are made available with over twenty Slate Stones.
Hope we’ve given as much information as we can regarding the various stones used in construction. Contact Sethi Stones at any time if you have any questions related to kota stone flooring.