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News >> Stone Industry News >> Difference Between Artificial Stones and Natural Stones

Difference Between Artificial Stones and Natural Stones


Author:vian Date:2/15/2009 7:08:00 PM Read:3505

Stones are important for home constructing. Stones plays important role for both exterior and interior designing of the home. Stones are used for various purposes at home construction. From building beautiful walls of the house to decoration pieces, stones are used. The only thing that differs is the type of stone to be used. Stones differ into artificial and natural stones. Though both are used respectively for construction of house.


Natural stones are creation of natures greatness or natures products. They are created naturally. Their color texture shines size and shape all are the natures gift. To compare the beauty of natural stone it is awesome. On the other hand artificial stone is just a cement based product that is molded to represent a stone surface and then sprayed, dyed or coated like stucco with a stone like color. They are used like thin pieces are stuck onto a wall or structural surface, like tiles. Then to fill the gap between the stones other piece of stones are installed. Artificial stone is made by crushing and grinding natural stone and then re-constituting it, in a mould, with cement mortar. Sandstones, marbles and limestone are well suited to the re-constitution process.


The artificial stones include Modena, Verona rose, tankard, shale white, old brick, hand brick red. These were some of the artificial stones which are used for home construction. Artificial stones are generally used for exterior of the house like walls, pavements, and top roof flooring. Though some artificial stones which are processed well are used as decorative pieces of marble. It is due to their shine. Even Sand stone wall decorative ornaments are hand made from fine sand mixed with cement.


Whereas natural stones provides aesthetic value to the house. Whether it is luxuriant granite beige limestone lustrous marble rustic grey slate or exotic brown sandstone all natural stones create serene beauty to home. Beautiful marble flooring with Granite counter tops and silver beige marbles for bathrooms attracts thousands of people. Natural stones are naturally good. Their shine and lustier for long cannot be faded. While there is possibility that artificial stones lose its color. For they are not made good. For some time it is good but not for long.


After all artificial stones are actually not real stones. Natural stones are the actual stones. So it is obvious that natural stones will last more. Whatever stones are used at home it is important to find out the real stones and accordingly it should be placed. Whether it is granite marble slate sandstones all can be found both as natural and artificial stones. Though artificial stones can appear smooth and more beautiful due to polish but it is actually natural stones whose beauty last forever.

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