MANY WAYS MARBLE GRANITE AND NATURAL STONE IS SUSTAINABLE
BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP
SEPTEMBER 8, 2021
As a consumer, you have the power to choose materials for your home that support your beliefs. Choosing sustainable materials is one way to make your voice heard and reduce your impact on the environment. There are many factors that can make products sustainable, including a long life span, the ability to renew, or minimal energy to bring to the marketplace. Here are 5 reasons granite and other types of natural stone are a sustainable choice.
1. GRANITE IS A NATURAL PRODUCT WITH NO HARMFUL BYPRODUCTS
Unlike other countertop materials on the market like concrete and laminate, granite is completely natural. No other resources or materials are necessary to create granite countertops. There are no harmful toxins or chemicals used to quarry and finish granite, an important component of sustainability. For instance, laminate goes through a long and toxic manufacturing process that involves resins and formaldehyde. This plastic manufacturing process produces many byproducts, including some that are hazardous. The resins produce toxic emissions.
2. GRANITE CAN BE QUARRIED LOCALLY AND REGIONALLY
Even sustainable materials can contribute to greenhouse gases during transportation. What many people do not realize is that granite is often available at a local or regional level. There are natural-stone quarry sites within 500 miles of most building sites in the U.S. and Canada. The United States is the leading producer of natural stone in the world, with 276 quarries in 34 states.
3. GRANITE IS QUARRIED AND MANUFACTURED WITH SUSTAINABLE TECHNIQUES
The natural-stone industry has adopted new technology to conserve natural resources, avoid pollution, and minimize waste when granite is quarried and fabricated. Once the raw stone is removed from the earth, diamond wire saws cut the stone into blocks. A polisher then grinds the rough surface to a smooth finish using rotating abrasive pads. Finally, routers cut edge profiles on the slab using a spinning blade covered with diamonds.
4. GRANITE LASTS A LIFETIME
The life span of a product plays an important role in its sustainability. Natural-stone care is easy to manage, and caring for granite countertops properly can help them last for a very long time. Because granite can easily last as long as the home, choosing natural stone reduces waste that goes to a landfill. Choosing granite countertops in your home reduces the need to replace materials as they wear out. While stone is more expensive than other countertops up front, it pays for itself over time by reducing future replacement costs.
5. GRANITE COUNTERTOPS CAN BE RECYCLED
When it is time to replace granite, it can be completely recycled. There are many ways stone can be salvaged and recycled to reduce the water, energy, and resources needed to generate a new product. Old stone products like countertops can be reformed into retaining walls, paver stones, small stones for mosaics and driveways, and more.
STORY AT A GLANCE:
Even today, people around the globe cherish the glance of one of the most beautiful wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Crafted with finesse, this art has been an icon of pride to the lineage of the human race. Apart from being treasured for the iconic love story that this Indian monument keeps alive, it is also admired for its perpetual beauty. Distinctive architecture covered by the beauty of marble makes the Taj Mahal one of the most loved places in the records of tourism. This is how timeless the beauty of Indian Marble is. Entire world values the charisma and uniqueness of India, along with its extolled history. They love the essence of pride, valor, and justice in the stories from the past. What stands as a testimony to those stories are the ancient artifacts. One of those durable things is the Indian Marble, which has successfully sustained the soul of that bygone era. To all the places it has been applied, it never goes out of style.
MARBLE GRANITE AND NATURAL STONE IS LOW MAINTENANCE, 100%9 NATURAL, DURABLE, AND LEAVES LESS OF A CARBON FOOTPRINT.
Combination of two words, i.e., Natural + Stone. Natural means real and close to mother nature. Whereas, stone refers to the hard and dense material. So on the whole “Natural Stone” refers to the real stone extract directly and not made by humankind. Natural stone isn’t made by engineers; it forms by water, minerals, and lava over millions of years.
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Nature’s gift is directly taken out from the quarries present in the lap of the earth. Nature’s stone is using over centuries as a building material for interior and exterior purposes. They are much more than just a rock. For a number of years, the stone has been used by nearly all the civilizations. Every part of the world and each layer of earth’s crust have plenty of stone varieties. Thus, one-of-a-kind factor within each stone gives a wide spectrum of applications to create your masterpiece. As no two pieces of natural stones are alike, it gives inherent beauty to the place.
The touch of nature makes your place more beautiful!
The feeling of walking on a natural stone floor or touching a wall decorates with the natural stone is really incredible. A creation of nature can never fake and thus natural stone beauty is everlasting. Buildings using natural quarried stone are more sustainable. People attract towards the incredible structures of ancient monuments & historical buildings such as The Egyptian Pyramids Giza (Egypt), The Qutub Minar – Delhi (India), The Taj Mahal – Agra (India), The Colosseum – Rome (Italy), The Great Pyramid – Giza (Egypt), The Washington Monument – Washington D.C (USA), The Giant’s Causeway, Antrim (Northern Ireland). But now you can bring that elegance and glory to your project with the natural stones. Isn’t it amazing..!
Features of this hard-wearing stone like timeless beauty, eco-friendly, aesthetic appeal, frost-resistance, slip-resistance, simplicity, low maintenance, long-lasting, superior finish, and antique look makes it a highly demanding product for both commercial and residential areas. Nature presents its lovers with the best gift ever in the form of these stones. Stone Universe Inc feels glad to play a role of middlemen between you and nature. Besides the nature lovers, the rest of the people will appreciate the creations of these natural quarried stones.
BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP’S MARBLE GRANITE AND NATURAL STONE MEETS THE DESIGN NEEDS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE AND AESTHETICS.
Among the most well-known natural stones for construction are granite, marble, sandstone, porphyry, basalt, clay slate and limestone. These materials differ greatly in terms of their technical characteristics such as water absorption, compression strength, heat storage capacity or frost resistance. The look of a stone does not reveal anything about its quality: an affordable and a high quality variant have the same appearance but have entirely different characteristics. Hard rocks such as granite or basalt are more suitable for the exterior, whilst softer materials such as porphyry or marble are more suitable for interiors.
EXCESS STONE IS USED FOR TABLE TOPS, COUNTER TOPS, COFFEE TABLES, CAR PORCH, CURBS, LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS, AND EVEN DECORATION.
Stone has traditionally been the top choice for countertops as it comes in a variety of colors and each piece is unique. It stands up well to splashes, nicks, heat, and regular wear and tear as it is very heavy. This weight also means that your cabinetry underneath must be sturdy enough to support it. As a type of stone, granite must be sealed and resealed every so often to avoid staining, and you must be careful of what cleaning products you use on it as they may erode the surface over time.
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