Natural stone is the oldest building material in the history of human architecture, and it plays an important role in daily life. Natural stone products are widely used in airports, high-speed rail, high-end hotels and other large public buildings, commercial and residential office buildings, tombstones, monuments, etc.
Now in the home decoration process, stone products are becoming more and more attention, but In recent years, the price of stone raw materials has increased every year, and both customers and manufacturers have complained
Natural stone vs. artificial stone
Nowadays, with the development of the economy, energy-saving building materials and green building materials are widely accepted by most customers in the world. Will artificial stones affect the natural stone industry in the future? Or is it complementary to natural stones only? Will artificial stone replace natural stone? This article will help you find out the answer.
Correct understanding of natural stone and artificial stone
What is natural stone?
Red granite stone
Natural refers to sedimentary or metamorphic carbonate rocks such as marble, dolomite, limestone, sandstone, shale, and slate. Modern natural stone is quarried from natural rocks, and then after a series of processing, it also refers to the materials used in home decoration, and decorative natural stone is generally two kinds of granite and marble.
Granite is an igneous rock, also called acidic igneous rock. It is the most widespread igneous rock, by the composition of feldspar, quartz and mica, and it is a very dense rock. Granite is mainly composed of silicon dioxide, and about 65%-75% of the so-called igneous rocks are underground magma or volcanic eruption crystallization of lava rock.
Marble is a metamorphic rock formed by high temperature and pressure in the crust of the central plain. The internal force of the earth’s crust causes qualitative changes in the original rocks, i. H. The composition, structure and mineral composition of the original rocks have been altered. New rocks formed by metamorphism are called metamorphic rocks.
What is artificial stone?
Artificial stone is made of unsaturated polyester resin as a binder, natural marble or calcite, dolomite, silica sand, glass powder and other inorganic materials, plus an appropriate amount of flame retardant, color, etc., made by mixing ingredients, ceramic molding, vibration compression, extrusion and other methods.
Although artificial stone is synthetic, it has the characteristics of ordinary stone. For example, it has the properties of flame retardancy, corrosion resistance, and impact resistance, and is not radioactive. This is also one of the differences between natural stone and artificial stone. As mentioned earlier, artificial stone is a new type of home decoration material. However, it sells great because it has the color and texture of natural stone. However, the price is lower than normal natural stone, and this is one of the differences between natural stone and artificial stone.