What are the disadvantages of slate that can’t be done?

Slate is becoming more and more popular, and it has entered the field of vision of more people, and its application in home decoration is also more extensive. However, there are things that slate can’t do. Let’s take a look today.

01. European lines

European-style lines are mainly used in European, American, French, and other styles, and the stone needs to be polished into an arc-shaped line style. However, the hardness of the slate itself is very high, and the pattern is not all over the body (only exists on the surface), so it does not have the conditions for polishing lines. Therefore, the main application of slate is still flat modeling.

02. curved facade

This needs to be considered from two aspects. In the first aspect, the curved facade needs to use small pieces of flat plates to fight for the general shape of the arc, which will lead to a lot of flat joints on a curved facade. If these joints are processed If it is not good, it will greatly affect the final completion effect.

What the slate is not good at is the treatment of the seams. Once there are too many seams, the advantages of the slate will not be reflected at all, but it will greatly affect the appearance. Therefore, in terms of many seams, rock slabs are not suitable for curved facades.

On the other hand, the arc-shaped facade needs to be polished after the arc-shaped shape is spliced into small pieces, so that the arc-shaped surface is smooth arc surface as a whole, and there will be no obvious concave-convex surface. After polishing, a mirror surface has required The treatment gives the stone its luster.

However, the slate is not suitable for polishing the surface because of its high hardness, and the pattern is easy to lose the pattern once it is polished, and it is impossible to make the slate glossy through simple mirror treatment on site. Therefore, in terms of the technical requirements of the curved facade, rock slabs are not suitable for a curved facade.

03. curved three-dimensional plane

For example, the upper and lower covers of curved stairs. The upper cover plate and the lower end plate of the curved staircase are not a simple flat arc, but a three-dimensional arc surface, which requires many splicing positions and a relatively large grinding depth. Therefore, the hardness, pattern, and seam treatment of rock slabs are not suitable for making curved three-dimensional planes.

Therefore, generally speaking, rock slabs are not suitable for linear and curved facade shapes, but mainly flat plate shapes.

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