Usually two kinds of slabs are distinguished, thin slabs and thick slabs.
A part of thin slabs are sold to masonry manufacturers, and thick slabs to stone masons, precut, parallelepiped stone made from the process of sawing blocks, and rubbles, massive stone with a rough finish of which the central part protruding above edges, are used to build load-bearing wall or self-supporting cavity wall.
Fine carved works are solid finished products manufactured from sawn elements for example, pillar, cornice, column, baluster& Facade cladding is a decorative, protective or insulating layer, made of thin or massive stone elements and fixed to the outside of a building or another structure.
Rocamat offers a full line of French limestones, marbles and granites: wall cladding, flooring, tiles, facade, staircase, fireplace, bathroom, Kitchen, pool, cut-to-size stones.
Flooring is made of square or rectangular tiles, from 1 to 7 cm thick, the most common tiles are square tiles with 30 cm or 40 cm width or rectangular tiles with free length.
Marble masonry is elements of decoration manufactured from slabs ex, plan of basin or kitchen, coating of staircase.
Sawn element is a parallelepiped manufactured from blocks which may be used directly ashlar masonry or may be processed again to obtain a fine carved work, saracen vault staircase is a traditional technique in current practice in southern France.
The staircase is built of hollow bricks, rough cast in plaster or cement mortar, it is composed of a double vaulted framework one vault is called the bottom vault and the other is the distribution vault and a cladding which forms the steps and risers, the treads and risers are laid on a filling of tiers of hollow bricks, rough cast in plaster and resting on the vault.
These must be imbedded 7 to 10 cm in the walls of the framing, the work is carried out from the bottom up and should be undertaken by specialised marble masons.
ROCAMAT provides french limestone, marbles, and granite for the home and buildings.
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Many finishes are available and extend our large choice of products to meet your requirements, polished is a finish with a smooth shiny surface reflecting light, without any visible scratches.
Honed is a finish for stone or marble with the irregularities eliminated, showing only very fine scratches, hardly visible to the eye, split is a Rough finish with the central part protruding above edges.
Bush Hammered is a Finish obtained by hitting the stone with a bush hammer a special hammer with a grooved head comprised of 16 to 64 teeth which leaves a rough but consistent grid texture of 1 to 3 mm deep, brushed is a Rustic finish obtained by rubbing the surface with plastic and metallic brushes.
Rough Honed is a Finish with a smooth surface and some fine stripes, 0, 1 to 0, 2 mm deep, of unspecified direction.
Tooled is a Flat finish composed of fine parallel ribbing, 1 to 2 mm deep, between which the ridge has a rough split texture, flamed is a Flat finish, slightly roughened, obtained by passing a high temperature jet of flame over the rough face.
The thermal shock splits off the surface grains, mechanically Chiseled is obtained by the following way.