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what is a stone tile? The word is derived from the French word tuile, which is, in turn, from the Latin word tegula, meaning a roof tile composed of fired clay.
Stone Tile is a type of stone cut for use in floor-wall-facade stairs. As the name suggests, this stone product is a square cut of stone with a thickness of 1.5 cm to 3 cm, available in dimensions of 30 to 100 cm. The most common tile sizes are 40-60 and 80 cm. Stone tile can be natural stone or artificial.
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Stone Tiles can generally be made of:
In general, stone tile can be used in all building parts, such as floor stone, wall stone, stairs stone, bathrooms, and exterior and interior stone.
Tile can be made from natural stones: marble, travertine, onyx marble, crystal marble, sandstone, quartz, and granite. It should be noted that tile cutting tools generally saw blades, but for harder stones like granite, saws with blades made of cast iron or steel are used.
Cutting Stone tiles is one of the most widely used processing for stone export.
You can order stone tiles in the desired dimensions and according to your needs, but in general and standard, this type of stone can be cut in 40 x 40, 50 x 50, 60 x 60, and 80 x 80. The thickness of the tile is generally less than 2 cm. Other dimensions of tile stone can be 60 x 30 and 80 x 40, which can be used in different hall parts that need rectangular sizes.
Tiles and slabs are different in the following ways:
1 / The dimensions of a stone slab are usually larger than 100 * 100 cm, and its thickness will be 2 cm or more. But the tile has more delicate cuts and millimeter accuracy.
2 / It is only possible to use stone slabs in some parts of the building, and it is mainly used in large areas such as the hall floor and reception part, lobby wall, and other usages.
3 / Stone slabs are usually processed from blocks of higher quality. Of course, the stone tile’s quality is still the same.
4 / Stone slabs are transported by cranes and wooden and metal pallets due to their high weight and dimensions, while the stone tile can be easily moved by hand.
5 / Besides the above, slab stone is more expensive than stone tile.
The price of stone tile depends on the various items listed below:
Marble tiles have a wide variety of characteristics and generally are suitable for indoor usage as wall cladding, floor cladding, and stairs.
Granite tiles generally have uniform characteristics and texture and are widely used as floor cladding, wall cladding, and also stairs suitable for indoor and outdoor with a wide variety of finishes such as flamed, sand-blast, shiny and epoxy, etc.
some of the popular onyx stone types are listed in the bottom gallery. as you can see onyx has a wide variety of characteristics and colors in its family.