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How to Produce the Marble Medallion?

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Based on application, the global natural stone market is segmented into flooring, wall cladding, cut-to-size items, and others. Among them, the flooring segment holds the highest market share in 2021 and is expected to grow the fastest during 2022-2030.

Global Natural Stone Market Share, by Application, 2021

Source: RESEARCHDIVE

The flooring sub-segmentt is projected to hold the dominant market share, surpassing USD 31,971.3 million by 2030, up from USD 18,352.1 million in 2021.

Natural stone is widely used for flooring in residential and commercial areas due to its durability, aesthetics and durability. Increase the value of your home. Natural stone has an organic surface that resists dirt and allergenic organisms, making your floors safe and durable.

Some popular natural stones of choice for flooring include marble, granite, slate, and limestone. For example, the marble used for the floor creates a luxurious and classic atmosphere. It is available in a wide range of colors and shades, offering an original appeal.

Slate is the natural stone of choice for flooring because it is easy to cut and plank. Slate mainly comes in grey, gold, and black and is suitable for both dry and wet areas. Thanks to its stain-resistant properties, slate is the ideal solution for flooring in hallways, bathrooms, living rooms, kitchen areas and restaurants.

Marble is the most widely used in the field of flooring. At the same time, it must be mentioned that the popular marble parquet flooring is now.

I. Advantages of marble medallion floors

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Marble Parquet Floor at the Entrance

1. Create a unique decoration style

Marble parquet flooring has a great advantage, that is, it can create a unique decorative style. Buyers can match different colors and styles according to their preferences to create their ideal home.

2. Perfect visual effects

The use of marble parquet floors can make people feel that the space is more orderly and beautiful, and it also has the function of broadening the line of sight, and the perfect color matching can allow you to enjoy a visual feast.

3. Durable

Because marble is hard and wear-resistant, marble parquet floors are both beautiful and practical.

4. Practical

Marble parquet floors come in beautiful colors and patterns and can be laid in a room or living room.

In the decoration of modern homes, the use of various distinctive building materials makes the decoration more high-grade, especially marble, a beautiful and practical material, which has played a very important role in many families. Marble has become an important decoration in many places because of its unique texture. And the overall effect of the marble medallion is more respected in many home improvement designs.

Marble medallion is widely used in the decoration of floors, walls, countertops, etc. in modern architecture. It uses the natural color, texture, material of the stone, and people’s artistic conception to spell out a beautiful pattern. The application of marble medallion can greatly improve the grade of the entire decoration environment.

II. The birth of stone medallion

It is said that the birth of stone medallion is related to a Middle East oil tycoon. There was a Middle East oil tycoon who asked a designer to decorate his villa. His only requirement was that all stone decorative patterns in the home should not have edges. The pattern of the corners, the designer pondered hard, and finally when he was alone at the seaside of the Persian Gulf, the ripples of the waves inspired him, so the craft of water jet was born. Although it is a simple circle ripple, it is more than a dozen kinds of stone. The most expensive one is Brazil Blue Marble, which is known as the king of stones at 18,000 yuan per square meter.

It is said that the birth of stone medallion is related to a Middle East oil tycoon. There was a Middle East oil tycoon who asked a designer to decorate his villa. His only requirement was that all stone decorative patterns in the home should not have edges. The pattern of the corners, the designer pondered hard, and finally when he was alone at the seaside of the Persian Gulf, the ripples of the waves inspired him, so the craft of water jet was born. Although it is a simple circle ripple, it is more than a dozen kinds of stone. The most expensive one is Brazil Blue Marble, which is known as the king of stones at 18,000 yuan per square meter.

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Brazil Blue Marble

III. The production process of marble medallion

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Marble Parquet Floor

The production process of marble medallion is mainly three links: design, material selection and processing. There are countless designs of marble medallion, and the use of each one can be unique. A good medallion design must be beautiful, practical and artistic. To design marble medallion products that consumers love, it is necessary to go deep into life, observe and understand people’s likes and needs, and capture creative inspiration from life. At the same time, it is the most successful to combine the actual situation of the residence, the external environment and the overall decoration style, coordination and unity and uniqueness.

IV. The processing process of marble medallion

The processing link of stone medallion is mainly divided into 5 steps: template making, parts making, adjusting and assembling, adding seams and strengthening, grinding and polishing.

1. Template making

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The production of the medallion stencil is mainly based on the previous design requirements, drawing a medallion pattern on the plywood and indicating the stone species used in each pattern. Then, it is numbered according to the connection sequence between the decomposed patterns of the medallion to prevent confusion. Then use a sharp knife to cut out each graphic mold along the outer lines of the pattern.

2. Parts making

The traditional method is to accurately describe the shape and specifications of the previously made molds on the selected marble slabs and cut them out separately. Note that when cutting, it is best to reserve a machining allowance on the periphery, about 1-2mm, for remediation. However, most of them are now cut with water jets, and there is no need to make templates. Input the required specifications, sizes, shapes, etc. into the marble water jet numerical control equipment, and directly cut the required medallion pattern components on the board through computer control.

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3. Adjust the group

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Grind the reserved part of the cut medallion component slowly to the connection line, so that each part can fit perfectly. Use a small amount of adhesive for positioning first, and then glue them together to form the overall pattern after the entire mosaic is completed.

4. Add seam reinforcement

After the overall pattern is glued together, it is necessary to repair and add seams to the stone mosaic. The usual practice is to mix evenly with epoxy resin, stone powder and colorant and adjust it to a color similar to the stone to be repaired and fill the gap. Finally, lay a fiber gauze on the back of the entire stone medallion, sprinkle it with stone powder and resin, and smooth it evenly, so that the gauze is bonded to the slate to strengthen the surface of the medallion.

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5. Grinding and polishing

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The back of the bonded stone medallion is leveled first, then turned over and placed on the grinding table, smoothed without gaps, and finally polished with wax.

V. Application scenarios of marble medallion

1. Living room, lobby

The floor is the most important part of the whole floor, and a good floor marble tile design can be pleasing to the eye. The living room is the most utilized space in the home, and a beautiful marble floor design pattern can add a beautiful view to it.

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2. Dining Room

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The style of marble tile designs in the restaurant area should not be too complicated, and the simple and lively style is more pleasing to the eye and promotes appetite.

3. Aisle

The rhombus and rectangular marbles pieced together the ground, adding a bit of glamour, and with the lights on the top, it made the passage look more upscale and luxurious. The small space creates an atmospheric and luxurious passageway image.

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4. Entrance

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The decoration of the porch will directly show the owner’s home taste, reflect the overall style of the room, and also affect the fortune of the house.

5. Background wall

It is an indisputable fact that the marble background wall quickly improves the home grade. A perfectly designed marble background wall is noble and elegant, like a natural exquisite handicraft. It also becomes a visual highlight in the entire living room.

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VI. Precautions

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Marble Parquet Floor

1. Before the marble medallion is laid, the surface of the medallionshould be placed vertically against the wall, and the four corners should be cushioned with foam to prevent damage to the sharp corners. It is strictly forbidden to press heavy objects on the surface.

2. Use high-adhesive cement or stone tile adhesive when laying.

3. The base surface should be free of loose objects and oil stains, and the surface should be firm, smooth and clean.

4. If the base layer is uneven, it should be leveled with cement first, and the thickness of the whole piece of medallion should be reserved, and the thickness of the adhesive should be 3-5 mm. It is strictly forbidden to lay directly on the uneven base surface.

5. Wet paste is required when paving the whole medallion. If the surrounding stone is dry, the size (height) of the medallion must be adjusted first.

6. Use a zigzag mud board, adjust the thickness and then paste it, keep it flat and not hollow.

7. The whole marble floor design pattern can be paved with the surrounding stone or tiles at the same time, so as to improve the flatness of the flower and the stone or tiles.

8. When fine-tuning and leveling, pay attention to tap a rubber mallet a few times in the middle, and then make adjustments on the sides. Do not hit hard!

VII. Conclusion

The marble water jet medallion makes the softness of the marble and the smoothness of the curve perfectly displayed. Used in tile designs, with its unique texture and color, bright lines, and elegant and changeable shapes, it shows the owner’s extraordinary taste and artistic accomplishment. The different colors of marble waterjet medallion represent different moods, showing elegant taste. Marble medallion is the most beautiful and noble decorative product in stone decoration. It is widely used in the ground, wall, countertop and other places in modern buildings. It is very favored by designers and consumers.

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