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Trend Of Modern Decoration - Semi-precious Stone Countertops
- Jun 25, 2018 -

    Semi-precious stones are made of natural stones and minerals. These semi-precious minerals are usually in the form of small pieces. Semi-precious stone slabs are formed by combining several hand-selected samples with epoxy resin. Although epoxy provides some additional flexural strength to the formed panels, there are some guidelines that can be followed regarding the installation of semi-precious stones.

Semi-precious stones span and suspension

    Semi-precious stones span and suspension

    The 3 cm thickness of the semi-precious stone slabs is based on the principle that the distance between the supporting points should not exceed 60 cm (2’0); the span should be minimized to prevent damage and cracking. The distance between fulcrum for countertops is not to exceed 30 cm (12”). In the case of suspension, the support point must be solid. If the distance between support points exceeds the maximum value mentioned above, additional support And fixing needs to be strengthened.

 Semi-precious stone slab storage

    Semi-precious stone slab storage

    Keep the slate from direct sunlight when stored. In winter, because the expansion and contraction of the resin is higher than that of stone, in order to avoid deformation of the stone plate, do not place the stone plate below 10°C (50°F) or above 40°C (104°F).

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    Application of semi-precious stones

    Semi-precious stones can be installed on the floor as a floor (floor heating is not applicable). They can also be hung on interior walls, but they must avoid creating high-calorie areas. When installing on kitchen countertops, a hot pot (above 40°C) must use a heat insulation pad to ensure that the semi-precious table is not damaged.

Application of semi-precious stones

    Semi-precious stone processing

    When cutting semi-precious stones, special cutting discs can be purchased from Thinkrock stone. The polishing of the edges can be performed in the same way as other standard granites, only by half the machining speed. For hand sanding, water polishing must be used. Because our semi-precious stones are all mineralized on the whole piece, the shape and processing of the opposite side are the same as those of other standard granites.

Semi-precious stone processing

    Semi-precious stone cleaning

    When cleaning semi-precious stones, you must avoid the use of ammonia, bleach, or any other harsh cleaning agent. Gentle or neutral detergents are suitable for cleaning semi-precious stones. Semi-precious stones are a special and unique product. According to the above guidelines, these products will give customers greater pleasure and attraction than any other natural stone.

Semi-precious stone cleaning