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Date Created: 12/19/15
What is Reconstituted Stone? "Buying stone for your home can be expensive if you opt for things like full slab marble, exotic stones, or any slab stone basically. Reconstituted stone is a fantastic option for those that want the look, feel, and durability of slab stone but simply do not have the funds to purchase it. Slab stone is beautiful and can last for years if maintained properly inside the home, that being said, stone that has been reconstituted can do the same. It is important that you understand what reconstituted stone really is in order to determine if it is right for your home or business. This type of stone is a composite or molded stone that is made of previously existing stone that has been salvaged from homes, businesses, buildings, or scrap stones. This type of stone is absolutely wonderful if you are going for an eco-conscious home and want something that is at once beautiful and resourceful. This type of stone costs only a fraction of slab stone because it is far easier to come by than whole slabs. In slab marble and granite yards prices are high because it takes so much longer to quarry whole slabs as opposed to using partial slabs and recycled stones. The process is fairly simple to understand, it starts with the collection of the stone and stone scraps that will be used in the final product. These can come from demolished buildings, construction sites, or even quarries looking to rid themselves of scrap stone that is not large enough for any slab projects. The stone is ground up into a fine powder where it is then mixed with a mortar agent. This agent binds the powder together so that it can be formed into the counter top or other final application that it is intended for. This process is far better than slab stone for many reasons. First off it is eco-conscious, second it is cheaper, and thirdly you have more control over the finished product. With reconstitution you can choose your color, weight, feel, and overall look where with slabs you have no control over the natural formation of the stone. The price of a reconstituted counter top is nearly half that of a slab counter top and it lasts just as long so long as you take good care of it and follow the maintenance instructions that come with it from the company that makes it for your use." More Knowledge on: http://www.forticrete.co.uk/catalogue/33/reconstituted-walling-stone.html http://www.caststoneuk.co.uk/reconstituted/ http://www.rowantreestoneworks.com/ http://www.stonemasonry.uk.com/
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