Appearing on the Russian market of finishing materials for over 8 years ago, Indian natural slate, currently experiencing a boom of sales.
Before our eyes, over the past 8 years, the name slate in the association of buyers has gone from association with beach slippers and flammable peat slate to elite finishing material, designed for exclusive interiors and facades of buildings, even in our climate.
So how it gain popularity the Indian natural slate and quartzite? Let us try to understand this in our article.
India has a huge territory, part of the five largest countries in the world for its quantity, has a global inventory of natural stone - an infinite number of quarries, mines, tunnels, which produces marble, granite, onyx, slate, quartzite and sandstone. As we all know, India is also one of the largest producers of precious and semiprecious stones such as diamond, sapphire, emerald, garnet, ruby, tourmaline, agate and so on. And it is also the largest consumers. In truth, nature has generously endowed the India such wealth as natural stone.
Indian marble and granite is well known among the people choosing, or professionals working with natural stone - who has not heard such popular titles as - Marble Green India, Granite Kashmir Gold / White, Imperial Gold / Red, Golden Flower, Golden Oak, Marble Forest Brown / Green / Gold, all that is mined and processed in India. The highest quality of stone (polished, geometry, calibration and lack excess of the norms of radiation background) was achieved through the use of high-quality, European and Indian's own machine-tool, stone processing machines and robotic lines. Now, India is one of three world leaders in producing and exporting of natural stone. And a special place in the production and export is a natural Indian slate and quartzite.
India - the absolute world leader in the variety of natural slate and quartzite. More than 65 species of slate and quartzite are currently being developed in various quarries in India. This is an absolute record among all producers. A variety of colours, shades and factures of Indian slate are amazing. From cold-beige quartzite (ecoSlate Quartzite White) up to absolute black (ecoSlate Lime Black), covering all, without exception, the basic shades:
Silver ecoSlate Silver Grey
Sand ecoSlate Sunset Gold
Green with play of colours ecoSlate Silver Shine
Aubergine ecoSlate Violeto
Beige ecoSlate Fossil Lime
Golden ecoSlate Golden
Olive ecoSlate Olive Green
Multi Colour ecoSlate Jack M Colour
Pink ecoSlate Lime Pinck
Copper ecoSlate Cooper
In addition to the variety of shades, it is possible a huge selection of dimensions of Indian slate and quartzite, among them:
All kinds of mosaics with the dimension of chips 10x10, 20x20, 30x30, 50x50mm
Tiles 100x100, 200x200, 300x300, 305x305, 300x600, 400x400, 600x600mm
Slabs 600x900x20 and 30mm, and 30mm 600x1200x20, 600x1500x20 and 30mm
By its physical and mechanical properties of Indian slates are very vriety (depending on the mineralogical composition of the stone), this is their most important characteristics:
Coefficient of absorption (dehumidification) from 0,5% up to 4%
Bending strength Is tested
Compression resistance Is tested
Porosity Is tested
Abradability Average, such as marble
Safety to slippage Safe, dry / wet
The ability to polish Yes, most
Depending on the physical - mechanical properties, the expected life of the stone, Indian slate and quartzite application finds:
Floors, walls, showers, fronts, caps, runners around the pools, they are used in the decoration: apartments, private houses and apartments, offices, restaurants, boutiques, shopping malls and so on.
A huge number of Russian architects have been using natural Indian slate and quartzite in their projects, which benefit greatly from the presence in them of this amazing material.
Do you and your home or office is truly a fashionable and extraordinarily beautiful.
Head of Sales
LLC "Image Stone
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