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Defects Found In Stone

There are several types of defects found in stone. These defects can sometimes effect the stone aesthetically, strength, and porosity. Below is a table of the most common defects found in natural stone. Defect Description Effect Solutions Oil Stains Greasy shapes or lines Impaired appearance of most granites Clean with approved solvents Rust Spots Rust […]


StonePly stone panels have a variety of uses including, but not limited to, elevator panels, counter tops, wall cladding, floors, water walls, fountains, and signage. StonePly with honeycomb is noncombustible and is a great option for elevator panels.  With a variety of stone choices, StonePly elevator panels will bring a unique and elegant feeling to […]

Efflorescence in Stone

Efflorescence is a white, powdery, crystalline deposit found on the surface of stone.Efflorescence is caused by moisture seeping through the stone panels mixed with the natural salts in the stone. When the salt/water mixture evaporates from the surface of the stone panel, it leaves salt deposits on the surface of the stone.With StonePly thin, lightweight […]

Common Stones

Common Stone Types Granite Granite is a coarse-grained, intrusive, felsic, igneous stone formed from magma deep in the earths crust. Granite is made of 65% silica crystals. Quartz, potassium feldspar and plagioclase feldspar generally are the main components in granite. Some common types of granite are Baltic Brown, Tropic Brown, Santa Cecelia, and Ubatuba.   […]

Types of Rocks

Types Of Rocks All rocks fit into three categories: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. An igneous rock is made from cooling magnum and causes minerals to crystallize. The type of igneous stone is decided by the texture and composition of the stone. Depending on how fast the magma cools will determine how large the crystals become. […]

Stone Cladding: Life Cycle Cost/Durability

Stone cladding: Life Cycle Cost/Durability In considering exterior cladding alternatives, the design life of the building should be considered. Stone weathers at different rates depending on the variety selected. Most granites weather at rates in the mm per thousand years. Many marbles and limestones also offer rates of weathering measured in millennia. Using StonePly, a […]

Architectural Stone Cladding: Using Stone’s Strengths and Overcoming Stone’s Weaknesses

The lesson of the Greek temple: Thousands of years ago people discovered that stone was a great building material. Look at all the advantages: Stone lasts for ages in all kinds of weather, stone is durable and not easily damaged, and stone looks great. They also learned that stone had some shortcomings. While solid stone […]