In reality, almost all of the rock materials find large application in construction. Depending on the specific task, you ought to choose the rock material, which will serve the technical requirements the most.
Construction, fences and pillars
For the building of stable constructions you need to use stones with good strength, which at the same time are resistant to unpleasant weather factors. For the construction of pillars, people normally tend to choose stones with good shape, which will also guarantee aesthetical look.
On the market, along with natural stones, you can find artificial stones for wall facing. One of the most preferred natural stones for facing is the offered by Valmarg Stone Gnais Ivaylovgrad, which stands out with its great sturdiness and resistance to temperature fluctuation. Another option for stone facing are the decorative stones, which give beauty, exquisiteness and good finished look.
Large stones with a flat surface and small river stones are being used for the construction of natural ponds in gardens. Limestone and sandstone are appropriate for the external building of artificial lakes, water cascades and brooks, but never use them for the construction of the base(bottom) of the ponds, because the water will make they will start to crumble because of the water.
When you choose flooring you must look for very hard materials, which are resistible to wear out and great pressure. The natural stones, acceptable to be used as flooring are offered in different shapes – quadratic, rectangular and irregular.
Of the natural stones you can choose gneiss, which has greater thickness of the plate and besides that it is a sturdy material, it has rough non-slippery surface, which is very important in floor covering. According to the individual preferences and architectural project, at which you have stopped, you can use cut stones or polygonal plates in natural shapes and sizes. Choosing gneiss for ground covering is a good option, because it is not expensive and it is easy to lay. Stone is usually being laid over a concrete surface, but it can also be laid over a sand base, by adding extra dirt in the gaps and/or plant some grass.
Another good choice for garden flooring are the natural limestone tiles. They can be polished or grinded and are appropriate for designer project. Their color varies between milk white and pale beige.
Another solution is to use unsealed garden pavement, for which you need river stones, crushed rock or rubble. The thickness of such pavement varies, depending on the load – a regular walk alley can be around 10 cm, an automobile driveway needs to be at least 20cm. This type of covering has several advantages: It is not expensive and its transportation and upkeep don’t take much effort. Besides it is made from natural materials, which let water through, which is great for the plants in the garden and it doesn’t overheat in the summer.
It is always smart to direct yourself to natural materials, no matter for what purposes you need them, because this will always guarantee you, that they are harmless and with good quality and will last long at the atmospheric factors.