Ice cracks are one of the traditional patterns in China, which have been widely used in porcelain, architectural decoration, and garden landscapes. In garden landscapes, ice crack patterns often appear in garden roads and courtyard paving, and have been used since ancient times to this day. Ice crack pavement is not limited to size, form, and specifications, resulting in a dynamic and coherent feel. Due to its unique pattern and natural beauty, it is highly ornamental and artistic.
What is the difference between stone ice cracks, random stone slabs, and mosaic stones?
Stone ice cracks are usually made by splicing several irregularly shaped and equally thick stones, and the overall paving effect is similar to the ice-cracking effect of antique vases. Due to the irregular shape of individual stones, they are also known as polygonal composite stones, sometimes also known as irregular stones.
Stone ice cracks, random stone slabs, and mosaic stones often cause confusion, and there are specific differences between them: random stone slabs are edge waste generated during the processing process that is transported to the construction site and randomly spliced according to the on-site situation. Although there are also ice cracks, there are no rules to follow. Ice crack stones are laid and connected by several irregular stones per unit area (i.e. a group), Each group can seamlessly connect with each other, and the overall listing has rules to follow.
Although mosaic stones can also create the effect of ice cracks, the shape and size of each mosaic stone are the same, reducing the randomness and wildness of ice cracks.
The size and specifications of stone ice cracks?
The size and specifications of stone ice cracks can be diverse, but the paving methods are similar. The following is a brief introduction: According to the specific application of building modulus, the “splitting” design of stone ice cracks is generally carried out in units of one square meter. It is common to divide it into four groups, with each group of 0.25 square meters. The composition of each group can be said to be 5, 6, 7, or even 8-9 pieces. The single stone lines within the group can be designed to meet the actual effect of the paving situation, and machine cutting can be carried out according to the design drawings during the actual processing process.
The paving of stone ice cracks is basically similar to the paving of regular floor tiles, with a paving mesh below each group, and the stone and mesh are bonded with adhesive. This design is for the convenience of paving and also to prevent scattering during transportation. When laying, simply splice them in groups.
Horseshoe stone is also known as bullet stone, and in some places, it is also commonly referred to as small square stone.
Nowadays, horseshoe stones are widely used in squares, roadsides,s and other places where people have a lot of activities. From a professional perspective, we won’t mention it for now. Apart from the beautiful decoration, the important thing is that horseshoe stones also have health benefits. Moving on them can massage the soles of our feet, promote blood circulation, improve physical fitness, and enhance resistance. The road paved with horseshoe stones is not as rugged as cobblestone roads, So after a long period of activity, our legs won’t be so sore.
No building material can have many varieties and textures like natural horseshoe stones. By treating and polishing the surface of the stones differently, natural stones become diverse. Builders, designers, and architects choose these natural stone products calmly based on their environmental needs. For any type of demand, there is always a natural thinking stone that can be appropriately used as one of the building materials.
The excellent compressive strength of natural horseshoe stone makes it a preferred building material. Stainless steel can only achieve the durability level of natural stone after paying a high cost of production and energy consumption. Research has shown that the life cycle of ordinary building materials is 30 years or longer. Horseshoe natural stone has more noteworthy economic value than other artificial building materials. The initial investment is sometimes relatively increased due to low energy consumption and low maintenance costs. The investment in cleaning and maintenance is very small.