Semi-Precious and Precious
Semi-precious and precious stone counter tops are made from natural and selected semi-precious stones bound with transparent resin to create a visually appealing solid surface. With each slab composed completely by hand, semi-precious countertops are truly a work of art, rather than just a surface area. The slabs made of such stones usually look very luxurious.
Semi-precious stone slabs are about 3-4 cm thick and, depending on the type of stone, are more or less translucent, some of them highly translucent. They look like huge chunks of multicolored gemstones - blue agate, purple amethyst, red jasper, green amazonite, pink quartz, brownish-orange tiger eye, petrified wood, even fossils. Each plate is a picture created by nature, a genuine piece of art.
The properties of semi-precious stone slabs depend on the type of stones that form them. Usually the slabs are very expensive material and some fabricator will not work with this material or charge a lot more.
Properties of Precious Stone slabs
- Noble colour palette
- Not resistant to heat and fire
- Not resistant to environmental factors (acids, etching)
- Not scratch resistant
- Not resistant to temperature changes
- Suitable for interior use
- Hardness on the Mohs Scale - 3-4
- Needs sealing every 12 months
What are precious stone slabs used for ?
- Decorative walls and partition walls
- Living room countertops and furniture surfaces
- Kitchen worktops
- Bathroom vanities
- Interior accents
- Fireplace decoration
- Spa elements