How to distinguish between natural stone and artificial stone? (1)

Stone is the earliest applied building material in the history of human architecture, playing an important role in human daily life. Stone products are widely used in large public buildings such as airports, high-speed trains, mid to high end hotels, commercial office buildings, residential buildings, as well as tombstones, gardens, and monuments. In the process of home decoration nowadays, the decoration effect of stone is increasingly valued. However, in recent years, the price of stone raw materials has been increasing year by year, and both end customers and manufacturers are constantly complaining. Against the backdrop of the country vigorously developing green buildings and promoting the application of green building materials, the emergence of artificial stones is an impact on people in the construction stone industry? Or supplement it? Will artificial stone replace natural stone?

Natural stone and artificial stone

What is natural stone?

As the name suggests, natural stone is extracted from natural mineral rocks and processed through a series of processes to become a material for home decoration. Generally, natural stone used for building decoration mainly includes granite and marble. The main components of granite are quartz, mica, and feldspar. The texture of granite is patchy, and most of the patterns it presents are colored. The overall color is gray and white.

Marble has a slightly lower hardness compared to granite, but it is much harder than artificial stone. This is also one of the differences between natural stone and artificial stone. Marble has lower radioactivity, and unlike granite used for outdoor decoration, it is mainly used for indoor decoration. It has a good decorative effect on carving, decoration, flooring, and other places. In addition, marble has rich texture and a variety of colors and patterns, which can bring good decoration effects to the interior.

What is artificial stone?

Artificial stone is composed of many stone materials. There are usually artificial quartz stones, artificial granite stones, etc. on the market. However, if you want to combine these stones into a brand new artificial stone, you need to add some resin aluminum powder and curing agent to form a new composite material, which is artificial stone.

Although artificial stone is artificially synthesized, it has the characteristics of ordinary stone, such as flame retardancy, wear resistance, impact resistance, and no radioactivity. This is also one of the differences between natural stone and artificial stone. This is also one of the differences between natural stone and artificial stone.

The difference between natural stone and artificial stone

Although the essential material of artificial stone is stone, it is still very different from natural stone. In terms of texture, natural stone has a more natural texture, with naturally formed patterns and textures. The texture of artificial stone is closely related to its production techniques. High quality artificial stone has excellent texture, while poor production techniques have much rougher color.

Apart from the differences in texture, the difference between natural stone and artificial stone also lies in the material. Because the material of natural stone is uniform, there are inevitably gaps, and the splicing performance is also much worse, with large gaps. Artificial stone itself is spliced together, so there are no gaps or gaps. Facing decorative points that need to be spliced with stone can better showcase its skills. Although there are many differences between natural stone and artificial stone, both of these stones are excellent home decoration materials. However, the true choice should still be based on one’s own preferences and actual use. Do not fall for the trap of small gains. With so much knowledge about natural stone and artificial stone, I hope it can be helpful to everyone.

When purchasing stone, don’t forget to match the flowers and colors. Some unscrupulous merchants may switch sides. When you choose materials from them, you will see the same material, but after the materials are delivered to your home, they may be in a different state. Merchants may pass off inferior materials. Therefore, after the materials are delivered to your home, you must carefully check and return them if you find any problems. When using materials, you should first try laying and see how the effect of the laying is, and whether it is the same as what you know.

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