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Understanding Basic Stone Geology

 

NATURAL STONE GUIDE — Basic Geology

A basic understanding of geology will help both the homeowner, as well as construction and design professionals to better understand the characteristics of differing types of stone. How a stone is formed ultimately determines how it is best used. It is also important to note that as rocks continue to age on a scale of millions of years, they can change from one type of stone to another. For example, sandstone will become quartzite and limestone eventually becomes marble.

MARBLEX believes in providing all of its customers with a level of education appropriate to their need. For homeowners, a retail designer will provide you with a complete education. MARBLEX also provides in-depth training sessions for all trade customers, both at their site and in seminars at MARBLEX.

All rock is classified as one of three types: