Construction

Uses of Granite in Building Construction

Granite stone become very popular in flooring and wall dado due to its hardness quality, ability to take good polish and wide variety of colors available in it. Granite is obtained from intrusive igneous rock which compromise quartz, alkali feldspar and this common type of rock and have granular texture. In general granite is available in white, pink, grey, and yellow and black in color. It is used from long time ago is very durable and shining texture remains for long time and its cleaning is very easy. Granite stone is hard and tough stone with an average density range from 2.5 to 2.7 g/ cubic centimeter. Granite has high melting temperature not less than 1200 centigrade and has good compressive strength.
  

Granite stone is widely used in flooring of houses, in public buildings and in commercial buildings. In public and in some commercial building granite is used on walls. Granite is also used on monuments. Polished granite stone is very much used on the counter top and kitchen working shelf as it hard, durable and aesthetic qualities.

Use of Granite in Kitchen Countertops

For kitchen counter top, one has so many choices such as marble, laminate, granite and steel etc.  The kitchen counter top should be hard, tough, graceful and well designed, so for these quality Granite countertops is best choice. Granite countertops are available in many colors has great texture have good look. After finishing and polishing granite counter tops adds the value of home and it is popular choice as being natural stone. 

As granite countertops are available in many colors and shade so it will be easy to match the countertop with kitchen design. Granite is natural stone and has many colors and shade so one can easily choose according to his liking but in general brown and beige are best choice.

Granite being a natural stone is hard, tough, and scratch resistant with good shining longer than other materials. Granite is inflammable have no wear when hot pots are put on it and do not let bacteria to grow quickly. As granite is rich in color with polish finish, it is easy to clean granite top after the use. It is easily to maintain granite top.

Labor guide line for laying granite

The base concrete should be leveled cleaned, wetted and mopped before the process of laying granite floor should be started. The level should be checked from the level mark/ thread level which is marked on wall.  On base coat lay 20 mm thick cement coarse sand mortar 1:3 ratio for fixing granite stone. Granite stone is laid on the mortar bedding, pressed, tapped with wooden mallet and brought to the level with adjoining slab. The stone should be lifted and mortar should be corrected and is kept rough so that cement slurry can be observed. Spread neat cement slurry of honey-like consistency over the mortar bed at the rate 4.4 kg of cement per square meter. Granite stone slab laid on mortar after cleaning and tapped with wooden mallet till it is properly bedded and leveled with adjoining stone slab with a fine joint. Subsequent slab are laid in the same manner. After each slab lay, surplus cement grout that may have come out of the joints shall be cleared off.
The flooring shall be cured for a minimum period of 7 days. After this the surface should be grinded and polished.

;
Epoxy flooring can be defined as several layers of any type of epoxy resin that is applied on a floor surface. This type of flooring may be used on both on the flooring of homes and Industries. Epoxy flooring has many advantages as it is slip resistance, durable, clean and easy to maintain and it comes in several colors as clean white, slate and silver grey and can also have a specific color.
Cork is a new option for flooring these days. Cork is made from oak tree and gives a natural feeling for flooring in home or for your work area. Find out more about cork flooring right here.
Bamboo flooring is noiseless and adds prettiness to interior of your home. It is tough, durable and environment-friendly. Here is what we should know about bamboo flooring.
Terrazzo flooring is popular for residential as well as public buildings since it is not slippery when wet.
Hardwood flooring is one of the expensive yet elegent flooring option. Its installation is not that typical but still needs a lot of care as a flooring not done carefully could get damaged quickly.
Concrete Flooring is one of the most cost efficient flooring techniques available to a home owner, here is all you will need to know for laying the cement concrete flooring.
Proper maintenance of flooring is required to retain the beauty of floors and home as well. The flooring preserved nicel
Flooring whether in drawing room or in living room is basic component and a good design of floor not only looks elegant but also reflects your life statement. Ceramic tiles are a good option for designer flooring. Find out more ceramic tiles flooring here.
A nice flooring lets your feet walk on it comfortably as well as adds to the beauty of the home. Flooring also reflect your lifestyle and traits. So dont go blindfolded for choosing the flooring. Here are details of diiferent types of flooring trend
Crazy marble floor is suitable for Drive way, Courtyard, Verandah etc. When marble flooring is installed in the main building the wastage and cut pieces can be utilized in laying this flooring.
Going for wooden block flooring and want to know how to do leveling of concrete in wooden block flooring, go through very helpful this article.
Floor tile design ideas are many. Within the home or business area, ceramic tiles can be used to enhance and beautify a
Special types of flooring--Linoleum flooring..............
A new floor needs daily cleaning and maintenance..............
The marble flooring is more durable...
Kota stone flooring is a subtle blend of grandeur and luxury giving the interior and exterior a gorgeous look.......
To get maximum ventilation and natural light in your house, make sure the building is properly oriented. Orientation of building saves energy and provides comfortable living as well. This article tells you about various factors and benefits of building orientation.
Preview some of the most impressive pictures of kitchen from GharExpert Gallery.
A solid roof on building is very important for everybody living in the house. The roof should be constructed in a way that assures you great safety. Here are given details about different types of roofing.
Frames of doors and windows are most important parts of your doors and windows. They are available in different size, height, width and shapes. Frames hold locks and hinges and support door and windows to shut and open easily. Here is what you need to know about different doors and windows frames.


Copyright 2007- GharExpert.com All rights reserved.