precious and semi-precious

 

Semi-precious and precious stone countertops are made from natural and selected semi-precious stone pieces bound with transparent resin to create a visually appealing solid surface. With each slab composed completely by hand, semi-precious countertops are truly a work of art, rather than just a surface area. The slabs made of such stones usually look very luxurious.

Semi-precious stone slabs are about 3-4 cm thick and, depending on the type of stone, are more or less translucent, some of them highly translucent. They look like huge chunks of multicolored gemstones - blue agate, purple amethyst, red jasper, green amazonite, pink quartz, brownish-orange tiger eye, petrified wood, even fossils. Each slab looks like a genuine piece of art created by nature.

The properties of precious and semi-precious slabs depend on the type of stones that form them. Usually such slabs are very expensive, and not every fabricator will want to work with them. Those who will are likely to charge a lot more for fabricating products from this material than from granite or marble.

 

properties of semi-precious stones

  1. Luxurious
  2. Noble colour palette
  3. Fragile
  4. Not resistant to heat and fire
  5. Not resistant to environmental factors (acids, etching)
  6. Not scratch resistant
  7. Not resistant to temperature changes
  8. Suitable for interior use
  9. Hardness by Mohs Scale - 3-4
  10. Needs sealing every 12 months
  11. Expensive

semi-precious stone is used for

 

Decorative walls and partition walls

Living room countertops and furniture surfaces

Kitchen worktops

Bathroom vanities

Window sills

Interior accents

Fireplace decoration

Stairs

Flooring

Walls 

SPA elements

 


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