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About our stones

Spainstonesupplier offers to all its clients an interesting range of natural stone products. But which are the difference between these natural stones? Where do they come from? Below we answer some of these questions, giving a brief explanation about each type of natural stone that we present on our catalogue.

 

 

Marble

Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists use the term “marble” to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone.

 

The marble is a fairly hard natural stone that is most commonly used on flooring applications, cladding, some stone-work, sculpture and other applications. The marble we offer are all originally from Spain.

 

 

 

Limestone

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate. Many limestones are composed from skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral or foraminifera. Limestone makes up about 10% of the total volume of all sedimentary rocks.

 

The limestone is a fairly soft natural stone, which is mostly recommended for certain uses such as interior flooring with low use, cladding, stone-work and masonry

 

 

 

Granite

Granite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock, with a medium grained texture. Granites normally have a pink to grey colour, depending on their chemistry and mineralogy. By definition, granite is an igneous rock with at least 20% quartz by volume. Granite is almost always massive (lacking internal structures), hard and tough, and therefore it has gained widespread use as a construction stone.

 

Granite is a very hard natural stone, with considerable resistance capacity to the climate elements. It is most commonly used on flooring, exterior applications and cladding.