White is a white cement-based high strength, rapid set, thin to thick bed (3-20 mm) tile adhesive for the fixing of crystalline marble tiles, coarse crystalline natural stones, light coloured polished porcelain and ceramic tiles to walls and floors. Produced from carefully selected raw materials for consistency of product, it only requires the addition of water on site.
Quartzite is a metamorphic stone, 80% of which is made up of quartz which is often easy to split into slabs or sheets.
Slate is a fine grained, foliated, metamorphic rock which splits along its parallel cleavage plains. The derived vast range of colours is from the minerals contained in the shale from which it was formed.
Marble is metamorphic rock containing over 50% of carbonate calcites and/or dolomites and/or aragonites. It is indicated as pure if the carbonates exceeds 95% and impure in all other cases. Any compact rock which is strong and can be polished, whose hardness exceeds the values of 4 / 4.5 on the Mohs scale. Commercially, the term includes, in addition to marbles in the strictest sense, calcareous stone, alabasters, cipolin marble, dolostones, onyx, serpentinites, etc...
Guidelines for the laying and maintenance of natural marble, granite, slate, quartzite, limestone and sandstone tiles.
Travertine is a carbonatic sedimentary rock of chemical origin, with a characteristic cemented vauolar structure. Travertine originates due to precipitation of calcium carbonate from saturated water which leaves voids in the stone which is a characteristic of all travertine. These voids are usually filled.
Granite is magmatic intrusive rock, with an acid chemism, made up of quartz potassic feldspar, plagioclase, mica and accessory minerals. Any compact rock, which is strong and can be polished, whose hardness exceeds the values of 4 / 4.5 on the Mohs scale. Commercially, the term includes almost all magmatic rock.
Sandstone is clastic sedimentary stone, made up primarily from fragments of detritus and mineral granules, having dimensions between 1/16mm and 2mm. There are a great number of types of sandstone, depending on the genesis, structure and composition: eolianite, arkose (feldspathic-quartz sandstones) and lithic arenites (which may also be calcareous containing calcite or aragonite), etc.
Limestone is calcareous rock in the widest sense. In Anglo-Saxon nomenclature this term is often used to distinguish a non-crystalline marble (namely a calcareous stone = limestone) from a crystalline marble (metamorphic stone = marble).
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