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List of Decorative Natural Stones


You might see beautiful ancient buildings talking to the skies. These historical innovations have some truths that can be accessed through stones. In ancient times, people used to decorate their buildings with natural stones and for that they go through miles, collect the natural stones and carve them into required forms. These natural stones add beauty to your construction as you seen in those buildings but quite interesting thing is that different colors of stones reveal your personal inspirations. Here are some most selling stones that would be your favorite if you are planning construction. Moreover, some of these stones are useful in many other ways.

Bluestone

Design your walkthroughs with natural bluestone that are considered as quite elegant way for path decorations. These natural bluestones can be found at many online resources, you just need to grab them according to your sizing needs. Natural Bluestones have beautiful concrete like textures but in blue colors, they look prettier than artificial tiles when you plan to decorate your gardens.

Blustones

Cobblestone

Just close your eyes and give a special whisper touch to outer walls of your home, you will absolutely feel the existence of beauty and that is cobblestone. They are mostly in irregular shape and found at most as jungle path, boundary walls, garden decoration and aquarium base because the beauty of cobblestone can’t beat by any other stone. The irregular shapes and beautiful natural colors make them more beautiful when you decorate them!

Cobblestone

Dolomite

Dolomite is mainly a natural mineral compound mostly found at Italy and it is one of carbonated mineral made up of calcium magnesium carbonate used as piece of decoration. Dolomites are beautifully decorated as they seen as mountainous scenery. Dolomites have many features and colors that make the suitable difference from other natural stones. They are usually dirty white color stones with the similar image like sugar crystals mostly used as countertops, garden tiles, furnace linings and refractory bricks. Some more colors are pink, green, black and brown!

Dolomite

Flagstone

It is one of the oldest stones that are being used in buildings for make them strong and beautiful. Flagstones have flat shape that make it useful for many purposes of building like walkways, boundary walls, flooring and even roofing. Flagstone comes from natural rock where it can be found in layer form, later these layers divided into pieces for finishing processes.

Flagstone

Granite

Granites are commonest stones that can be seen everywhere at gigantic buildings or your kitchens. Artists have great sense to decorate the granites up to your feelings and inspirations because of granite colors. Granite comes from igenous rocks where they are in irregular shapes and have textures of coarse-grain. Granite can be easily justified through its popularity and global exposure among people and so on. They found in many colors like black, blue, red, maroon, pink and green but the thing makes it more sold is its origins like India, China, New Zealand, France and many others. Granite has large usage list like paving stones, granite countertops, boundary tiles, garden stones, aquarium decorations, kitchen slabs, shelves and swimming pool tiles.

Granite

Limestone

Limestone is one which can be found at many countries as a useful natural resource of income. Limestone has this name because of its color which is approximately white to lime and they usually come from sedimentary rocks. Limestone has colors more than your desires and the ancient uses of limestone as bedrock caves can’t be avoided. Limestone has different uses like toothpaste raw material, paint raw materials, building materials, protectant for road surface and building materials.

Limestone

Marble

If you ever made a plan to decorate your house naturally so your first choice should be natural marbles. Marbles is only the way to get the trendy looks of your house or office because it has the power of attraction gifted by nature. Marble comes from mountainous ranges and it has so much popularity because it is mostly used stone in most of ancient buildings like Taj Mahal, Masjid-e-Nabwi and Monuments of Moen-jo-Daro. Marbles has species more than we think and it is mainly originated from Pakistan, China, Italy, Ireland, India, Greece and Turkey. Colors that are most commonly seen in these marbles are white, grey, black, brown, purples, pink, greens and blue that beautified it more than ever.

Marble

Onyx

Onyx is natural stone which can’t be seen commonly at all the buildings because it is one of the precious stones in the world. Onyx has bands of colors instead of normal and it has almost all of the color bands that we can think like white, pink, brown, black, grey, green, blue, red and maroon. Onyx gives the beautiful shades that reflect in light and it is named as fingernail stone because of its shape that has commonly seen.

Onyx

Soapstone

Steatite or Soapstone comes from the rocks of metamorphic stones that can be found easily in many parts of the world. Soapstone has the texture like lathery foam so it has named to soapstone and quite interesting thing of soapstone is its uses. Soapstone is being used in many historical and modern ways like ancient sculptures, monuments and modern buildings.

Soapstone

Travertine

Some people assume it as limestone and this is so true it is originated from the family of limestone so the shape and color is approximately matching. Travertine is strongest form of natural stone that never leave its original color and strength, so it is used as the main building material in most of the ancient buildings that are thousands years ago built and same today like Burghausen Castle in Europe (one of the longest castles in the world). Travertine formed by the limestone when it gets deposited by hot mineral springs and it has colors like tan, white and cream.

Travertine

Most of the natural stones have all the features that we are finding out for beautified our construction process and these features are originally varied them from each other. These natural stones are one of the greatest resources to decorate your houses even in raw forms as you read before. Are you natural stone importer and looking for reliable natural stone suppliers? please visit TradeFord suppliers deirectory.

Posted by: Mukesh on Jun 18 2012


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