- Building Stone
Crystal Marble Stone, as its name implies is a type of marble that has recrystallized over a long time due to heat pressure from molten and hot magma and form large crystals. Its constituent crystals, which are often large and visible to the naked eye, distinguish crystal marble from sedimentary carbonate stone.
The process of forming crystal marble is similar to metamorphic stones, so it is considered as a limestone metamorphic stone. Minerals such as hematite, quartz, calcite, and wollastonite are the constituents of this type of stone. If the amount of quartz ore is high, then its hardness will be higher.
The color of crystal marble stone is pure, white, and crystalline, and sometimes it has streaks and dark lines in gray. The presence of dark and gray lines in this stone indicates the carbonaceous material in it.
When light hits this stone, due to its bright color and dazzling sheen, the light is reflected, so the use of crystal marble stone in the facade was usual in ancient times. Because with the reflection of light, not much heat is absorbed and, the building was protected from high heat.
Even today, those who work professionally on crystal marble stones insist that this stone can still be used outdoors, but one of the weaknesses of this stone is the lack of proper adhesion and erosion in hot and cold climates. For this reason, this stone and marbles in general are often used indoors.
Crystal Marble stone has high abrasion resistance and low water absorption (due to very low porosity), so it is used in places that are exposed to moisture, such as bathrooms.
Due to their crystalline nature and light color, crystal marble stone, like onyx stones, can transmit light to some extent, and this feature distinguishes it from others. It is also used as a kitchen cabinet and countertops.
Other uses of this stone include stairs, paving, interior decoration, and stone artifacts such as water fountains, stone tableau, etc.
As mentioned, crystal marble stones are processed into slabs due to their distinctive lines and designs. They are used in floors and walls of bathrooms, paving of buildings, and kitchen countertops. The slabs of this stone are also used on the wall and floor in book-match and four-match designs.
In general, the disadvantages of this stone are less than its advantages. It is considered one of the best and popular building stones.
The price of crystal marble stone depends on various parameters, which are stated in the following list: