What we need to know when buying gneiss for flooring or lining

Flooring and linings should be beautiful and durable, lasting a very long time without being damaged. This condition is met by gneiss from Ivaylovgrad.

Advantages of gneiss material

It is already a preferred material for new homes and for changing floors and finishes. The beauty of natural stone is a natural choice and it fits particularly attractively in the exterior design, harmonizing with the greenery and the whole landscape.

In addition, gneiss is relatively inexpensive, which is important and profitable when buying more material.


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Types of gneiss plates and cuts

The gneiss material itself comes in various forms, such as plates, paving stones, bones – ie. clippings. Each of these types is suitable for flooring or cladding, or for both purposes. In the following, we will look at the features of slabs, clippings, pavings that you can find at Valmarg Stone, and what applications are appropriate to help you make the best choice.

Polygonal plates

With its irregular shape, the polygonal slabs will recreate the finishes and flooring with natural materials in old Bulgarian houses and yards. Their thickness is between 1.5 and 4.5 cm.

Arranging irregularly shaped plates is more difficult than having properly shaped ones, but this is offset by the ancient charm of the interior and exterior that you will create by using them.

You can also use individual plates as wall and floor accents.


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Cut plates

Cut gneiss plates are suitable for lining and flooring, pre-machined and preformed. They are between 1.5 and 2.5 cm thick. They come in different widths, between 10 and 30 cm, and their length is different.

The difference in the length of the individual slabs may complicate the arrangement a little. On the other hand, both the difference in length and width helps to make the lining and flooring more versatile and flexile.


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Gneiss flooring plates

Gneiss flooring plates are 35 to 40 cm wide and 3 to 5 cm thick. Their length is different, which can make it easier for you, especially if you choose longer slabs.

The thickness of these products also make them suitable for paths: you can leave a grass joint or plant flowers between the plates.


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Gneiss clippings

Gneiss clippings are a very common choice for lining. They are cut unilaterally and are a product in shaping the cut stone. Their thickness is between 1 and 1.5 cm. Their sizes are different, so it will take a little longer to arrange, but the difference in length of the individual cutouts will naturally add to the beauty of this natural material for very attractive finishes.


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Gneiss bones

Another type of gneiss clippings by Valmarg Stone, but of limited length and width, is gneiss bones. They are narrowest, rectangular in shape. They are up to 4 cm thick and 3 to 5 cm wide. Up to 40 cm long. These types of gneiss pieces are much sought after for lining. They are the cheapest solution for this purpose. After the construction of walls, columns and other of the usual building materials, the lining of the bones creates the impression of walls and columns made entirely of gneiss material.

Gneiss bones can also be used in a variety of decorative ornaments, such as fireplaces, barbecues, curbstones and many pool linings, decoration to emphasize waterfall structures and more.


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General rules for choosing gneiss stones for cladding and flooring

If you choose linings, the thickness of the slabs should be no more than 30 mm.

Greater thickness is required for flooring to be more durable – from 25mm to 45mm.

In order to increase durability, reinforcement should be placed under the flooring of Ivaylovgrad stone.

If you are going to buy an alley stone, the slab thickness should be over 100 mm. Plates of this thickness can also be stacked directly on the sand base.