Raw products, elaborate cutting products, and slim products, a block is a mass of stone, usually a parallelepiped.
Blocks are raw products extracted from quarries and destined to be manufactured, a part of extracted blocks without imperfections are sold to stone manufacturers such as stone masons, marbles or granites sawyers.
Blocks with small imperfections and small size blocks are used to produce small size finished products, slabs are semi-finished products with 2 parallel faces sawn, obtained from a process of sawing blocks.
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, 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.
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.
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.
ROCAMAT provides french limestone, marbles, and granite for the home and buildings.
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.