10 Reasons Marble Is More Versatile Than you think

10 Reasons Marble Is More Versatile Than You Think :


Stefanie Waldek
April 15, 2020, 2:16 am
An undisputed maestro of marble, purveyor Karen Pearse set her path in stone at an early age. Her father worked in the industry, her mother was a writer and a photographer, and her grandfather was a painter—all three contributed to her fascination with the material and the ability to see it from an artist’s perspective. “My early interest in marble led me to Italy, where I spent several years visiting quarries, meeting with quarry owners, and visiting their factories, not to mention the museums. I learned everything I could about marble,” says Pearse.

She founded her eponymous brand in 1981, spending years working closely with some of the world’s top design talents. Pearse sees plenty of marble ingenuity on a regular basis—and she continues to be impressed by new developments daily—but she doesn’t believe that the material’s full potential is largely recognized by the general public. “Marble has been one of the most sought-after materials for centuries, but many people only think of it in a very traditional sense. While there is great beauty in this, that is only one aspect of it,” she says. “I have seen a tremendous renaissance in recent years, with new quarries being discovered around the world and new ways of fabricating and finishing the stone being developed every day.”

Pearse has decided to share her perspective on marble with the public through her new book, Splendor of Marble: Marvelous Spaces by the World’s Top Architects and Designers ($75, Rizzoli). In it, she explores some of the most innovative examples of marble in private homes, public spaces, and even furniture collections that have gone far above and beyond the traditional uses of the material. “The Haas brothers, for example, really surprised me,” she says. “Their work, Bathy Bates, is a whimsical reimagined bathtub carved from a single eight-foot block of Pele de Tigre marble from Portugal. Like Michelangelo, they have an intuitive understanding of the marble and what it can become.”

The book shows not only the vast range of uses of marble, but also its variety of colors and patterns, bringing the public’s attention to the diversity of the material. “I am so grateful to all of the talented architects and interior designers who contributed to this book. Their spaces and uses of marble are wonderfully diverse,” says Pearse. “I hope that everyone who reads this book will be inspired by these incredible spaces to incorporate marble in artful and creative ways in their own homes.”

Discover 10 projects featured in the book below.

Reference : Yahoo news

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What is Sandstone?!!

Sandstone

Sandstone can be described as a kind of sedimentary rock that is formed under the river, lakes, and oceans. In other words, sandstone is formed usually forms on buried or laid down sands. this usually happens offshore from river deltas, desert dunes, and beaches. can be found in sandstone, although the energetic environments where sand beds form doesn’t always favor preservation.

Due to a deeply buried process, the pressure from high temperature causes the materials dissolved and become mobile. These grains will finally bound together and sediment become smaller. when material moves into the sediment, as the result of dissolved materials some fluid is made. That fluid moves the materials forwards. Due to oxidation, the color changes to darker and grey ones. 

In terms of composed mineral particles, Sandstone is very like the quartz. In ancient times, it is usually used for building facing and paving. Sandstone as a perfect material for buildings and exterior. Because of the resistance to Weather, sandstone is a good option to be used for the exteriors like paving, building facing, interior walls, garden benches, patio tables and also swimming pool edges. 

Some Examples of Sandstone Architecture

 Sandstone has good characteristics that make it a perfect choice for the architecture to use in their projects. Among all, natural strength, durability and split resistant properties are some to mention. A very good example of sandstone is The White House of the United States. Two kinds of materials can be seen in sediment particles of sandstone: matrix and cement. Matrix can be defined as the fine-grained stuff in the sediment along with the sand while it is the cement that binds the sediment into rock.

Depending on the percent of sandstone, sandstone can be divided into two groups. Those sandstones with hight percent of rock are called wacke or wacky (dirty). That sandstone with a lot of matrices is called poorly sorted. Those sandstones with a little matrix are called well-sorted.  Also, this well-sorted sandstone with little cement is called arenites (or clean). Moreover, a sandstone with at least 25 percent feldspar is called arkose. Also, a sandstone formed of volcanic particles is called tuff.

It is clear that the particle size in sandstone can define the quality of the stone. On the other hand, minerals play a great role to define the quality of sandstone. The sandstone cam has different colors. The color highly depends on the mix of matrix and cement and its color can range from nearly white to nearly black, with gray, brown, red, pink and buff in between.

Minerals of Sandstone

What can help to distinguish sandstone from limestone is partially related to minerals. Rocks made of carbonate minerals can be defined as limestone and have their own classification.  It can say sandstone is a silicate-rich rock. The difference between limestone and sandstone is that limestone is formed in clean ocean water while sandstone is formed from sediment eroded off the continents.

Radsamstone & Sandstone

Radsam Stone Company is one of the leading companies in supplying marbles including Pietra Gray, White Crystal, and many other varieties of Marbles, Travertine, Granite, and Sandstone. For any inquiry, please contact us by WhatsApp:+989900988815 or email: radsamstone@gmail.com

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SERVICE IS IN OUR NATURE

We are looking forward to collaborating and exploring the endless possibilities of natural stone. Our focus is our client whom we offer worldwide exclusive access to unique stones and the support needed to realize their dreams.

Radsam Stone has three scopes of work; supply, trade and consultation. We offer our service tailored to our clients’ needs in order to give them the competitive advantages in their market with Iranian Stones. We have the experience, dedication and services to meet our clients’ needs.

We are committed to provide our clients with only the highest degree of quality, whether it’s in the stone we provide or the services we offer. We source our materials from only the most reputable suppliers to ensure that our clients receive first-rate solutions. Time is the essence in every trade, therefore we aim to accomplish our client’s requirements promptly without any compromise on the results.

Over the years, we’ve built a solid client base in Iran and across the world. We attribute our staying power to the level of quality service and products we provide. Radsam will always come out on top and ensure clients stay true to our commitments.

MISSION AND COMMITMENT

Our mission is to serve the customers with best quality products.  We support our clients’ expectation by supplying a variety of natural stones that help their vision become a reality.  We will continue to deliver high quality products to our all customers. It is our policy to provide unbiased expert advice, so our clients can proceed with the knowledge that their interests have been our sole concern. Integrity, quality, and professionalism are the keystones of our company’s business philosophy.

Our competitive price and services have won great praise from our world-wide clients. We sincerely welcome respected clients from abroad to contact us and visit Iran personally for fruitful cooperation. 

 We are a unique enterprise by supplying various products. We unsurpassed in terms of quality and price. We value and respect our customers. We are the supplier of Iranian natural stones and services.

 QUALITY

Quality is our mission. Our quality policy is our main tool in achieving it. The policy is clearly defined, comprehensive and highly formalized. 
Basic contents of the Quality Policy are:

  • Utmost Satisfaction of Client’s expectation
  • Innovative, cost and time effective services
  •  Having an international center for international trade
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