Red Sandstone Exterior Cladding NASA Johnson Space Center Building 21, Houston, TX Reminiscent of an Southwestern Desert skyline, Red Sandstone can be found all over the world in desert and dry areas. Colored by Iron oxide, Red Sandstone has a neutral warm red color. Red sandstone makes for great exterior cladding due to […]
Common Stone Types
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.
Marble is a metamorphic stone formed by the re-crystallization of limestone. Marble is mostly made up of calcium carbonate. The most well known marble is Carrara marble from Italy. It has been used since the classical era for sculptures because of its beauty.
Limestone is a sedimentary stone that is mostly made up of calcium carbonate along with small amounts of clay, shells, slit, and other small particles. This type of stone is formed under pressure and can contain other rock types, shells, and debris. Travertine, Indiana, and Coquina are all types of limestone.
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