Throughout the ages, stones have been an integral part of human life, available in various forms such as blocks, tiles, and slabs, with a wide array of types, including granites, basalts (traps), limestones, marble, sandstones, gneisses, laterite, and slates. These natural wonders have played a crucial role in construction and various applications, and Lotka Shipping Services LLC is here to ensure their seamless transportation and logistics.
Shapes of Stone:
1. Block Stone:
These large, solid pieces of stone with flat rectangular sides serve as building materials or platforms for various tasks, including chopping, cutting, or shaping.
Tiles are thin, square or rectangular pieces of hard-wearing materials, such as ceramic or stone, commonly used to cover roofs, floors, walls, and tabletops.
Stone slabs are substantial, flat pieces with little thickness, suitable for paving floors, wall coverings, and even as headstones.
Types of Stone:
Granites: These igneous rocks primarily consist of minerals like Orthoclase and Quartz. They often come in light colors and are known for their durability, though they have poor resistance to fire.
Basalts (Traps): Formed from volcanic eruptions, basalts are hard and dark volcanic igneous rocks. They can be challenging to shape due to their composition rich in ferromagnesian minerals.
Limestones: These sedimentary rocks primarily contain Calcium Carbonate and exhibit a stratified structure. Limestones vary from pure white (Chalk) to grey and dark varieties and are widely used in cement production.
Marble: Marble is a metamorphic rock characterized by its calcareous composition and layered structure. Available in a wide range of colors, the beauty of marble depends on impurities distributed during formation, and they are prized for both ornamental and construction purposes.
Sandstones: Sandstones are siliceous sedimentary rocks with a stratified structure, occurring in various colors. They must be free from fine layers of minerals like mica and chlorite.
Gneisses: Gneiss is a metamorphic rock characterized by its siliceous composition and banded structure. Varieties of light appearance and devoid of mica are preferred.
Laterite: A sedimentary rock composed mainly of aluminum oxides with varying amounts of iron oxides, laterite is often used in ordinary construction and as road material.
Slates: Slate is a metamorphic rock with a distinct foliated structure, commonly siliceous in composition. It is prized for its imperviousness to moisture and versatility in various applications.
At Lotka Shipping Services LLC, we understand the unique characteristics and requirements of each stone type and offer comprehensive logistics solutions to ensure their safe and efficient transportation.