Natural stones, as a rule, have been used to coat floors and walls since ancient times and are still a trend that does not go out of style. In addition to giving sophistication to environments, natural stones have excellent shelf life and are easy to clean, while maintaining the modern appearance and the refinement of the environments. Check out the guidelines that pertain to all types of natural stones.
Main Guidelines for Natural Stones
For the laying of stone floor in general is used the mixed mass which is composed of Cement, Lime and Sand. The lime must be hydrated so that the effect known as crying does not occur, the ratio is 3/1 divided into 3 portions of sand for 1 portion cement and 1 portion of lime.
For the grout, only cement and fine sand are used, the ratio is 2/1 divided into 2 portions of fine sand for 1 portion of cement. If you want to color the grout you can use the chess powder. In this case you should be very careful when grouting so as not to stain it with this product and to keep the stone clean.
Irregular Stones: for the settlement of irregular stones on the wall, in general, the mixed mass is composed of Cement, Lime and Sand. The lime must be hydrated so that the effect known as crying does not occur, the ratio is 3/1, being 3 portions of sand for 1 portion cement and 1 portion of lime.
Sawn stones: For the placement of sawed stones on the wall, mortar or mixed mass is used.
Cleaning the Stone
For the cleaning of stones for floor or wall there are some products based on hydrofluoric acids and other components that can be used. These should be dissolved in the water before it is applied.
An acrylic resin or sealer can be applied to ensure the conservation of the stones. These create a film on the stone protecting it from all kinds of dirt that can affect its appearance. In case the resin besides protecting it will also bring shine to your stone.
Know the Types of Ready-Delivery Stones Produced by Construbel
- Portuguese Stone
- Miracema Stone
- Stone Sao Tome
- Slate Stone
- Stone Mineira