The demand on natural stones in the world rapidly increases as of recent years. The outbreak of using natural stones as building and decoration materials led to the increment of natural stone production in the world.
Turkey has aproximately 40 percent of the world´s marble reserves and Turkish marble offers a wide range of colours, textures all at prime quality. Our partner company Teknomet, is placed in the city of Afyon which is heart of Turkish origin marbles. We supply our goods to many aspect of the commercial development industry as well as independent contractors and private individuals.
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is typically not foliated (layered), although there are exceptions. In geology, the term marble refers to metamorphosed limestone, but its use in stonemasonry more broadly encompasses unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.
Travertine is a sedimentary rock formed by the chemical precipitation of calcium carbonate minerals from fresh water, typically in springs, rivers, and lakes; that is, from surface and ground waters.
In the broadest sense, travertine includes deposits in both hot and cold springs, including the porous, spongy rock known as tufa, and also the cave features known as speleothems (which include stalactites and stalagmites).
Travertine is often defined in a more narrow sense as dense rock, sometimes massive but more commonly banded or with a fibrous internal structure, deposited in hot springs. In this more narrow sense, travertine is distinct from speleothems and tufa.
Granite is a coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock composed mostly of quartz, alkali feldspar, and plagioclase. It forms from magma with a high content of silica and alkali metal oxides that slowly cools and solidifies underground.
These rocks are classified by the relative percentages of quartz, alkali feldspar, and plagioclase (the QAPF classification), with true granite representing granitic rocks rich in quartz and alkali feldspar. Most granitic rocks also contain mica or amphibole minerals, though a few (known as leucogranites) contain almost no dark minerals.
Thin section of granite is nearly always massive, hard, and tough. These properties have made it a widespread construction stone throughout human history.
Basalt is a common extrusive volcanic rock, which is usually grey to black and fine-grained due to rapid cooling of lava at the surface of a planet.
Limestone is a common type of carbonate sedimentary rock which is the main source of the material lime.
It is composed mostly of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).
Limestone has numerous uses: as a building material, an essential component of concrete (Portland cement), as aggregate for the base of roads, as white pigment or filler in products such as toothpaste or paints, as a chemical feedstock for the production of lime, as a soil conditioner, and as a popular decorative addition to rock gardens. Limestone formations contain about 30% of the world's petroleum reservoirs.
Pebbles come in various colors and textures and can have streaks, known as veins, of quartz or other minerals. Pebbles are mostly smooth but, dependent on how frequently they come in contact with the sea, they can have marks of contact with other rocks or other pebbles. Pebbles left above the high water mark may have growths of organisms such as lichen on them, signifying the lack of contact with seawater.
Tumbled tiles have a very soft, smooth and worn out antique look on them. Tumbling is a method in which stones, sand and water are added to a rubber or plastic drum. The drum is tumbled with these materials, the rocks and sand rubs on to the surface of the stone to give a tumbled finish to it. Large tiles or slabs of stone cannot be tumbled in this way as they will break in this process. e.
Square bars are long solid blocks of steel with a square sectional, the shape and robust structure of square bars make them very strong bars, commonly used in security doors and windows, commercial and residential constructions as well as other ornate architectural and balustrade applications. In addition, these bars are used in steel mills because it is easy to weld, form, cut and machine. They are ideally suited for bending and cold forming.