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The stone industry is one of the traditional industries in the world. After the stone is cut, polished and shaped, it is widely used in the interior and exterior decoration of various buildings.
Some data show that stone, as a building material product, has occupied a considerable proportion in the global output value of building materials, and this proportion will continue to expand in the next 10 to 15 years.
The versatile characteristics of natural stones such as timeless appeal and immense beauty are estimated to attract huge growth opportunities.
Natural stone adds elegance and aesthetic to any space whether it is an architectural design or ornamental design structure such as statue. In addition, recent advancements in natural stone quarrying, extraction, and fabrication process such as sandblasting, 3D modeling, and detailed surface work have made natural stones easier to use and durable which is anticipated to boost the natural stone market share during the analysis timeframe.
Global Natural Stone Market Analysis
From the above data from RESEARCHDIVE, the global natural stone market is predicted to be valued at $60,367.30 million by 2030, surging from $35,998.50 million in 2021, at a noteworthy CAGR of 5.0%.
As a typical mineral resource, stone is divided into marble, granite, sandstone and other categories, there are thousands of varieties, due to the characteristics of scarcity, environmental protection, pure natural, high quality, it has always been a large-scale public construction project around the world. Special materials for middle and high-end buildings and home decoration.
Large-scale public construction projects are one of the main markets for stone. For example, urban roads, squares, parks, airports, subways, etc. under construction all over the world use various types of stone materials, which have won broad development business opportunities for the majority of stone enterprises.
Mid-to-high-end stone products are mainly used in high-end real estate projects. Common star-rated hotels, high-end clubs, villas, and mid-to-high-end communities all need to use a large number of different varieties of stone for interior and exterior decoration. In addition, in the global market, the proportion of artistic puzzles, stone art modeling and stone columns is increasing in halls, colonnades, doorways, elevator entrances and other parts.
Especially in traditional stone consumer countries such as the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain, etc., due to factors such as architectural style, living traditions, and environmental protection, they are using a large number of medium and high-end stone products.
With the improvement of living and living standards, the proportion of stone used on the ground, cabinets and walls in home decoration has also increased significantly.
Taking China as an example, according to statistics from relevant departments, the application of stone materials in the home improvement market has accounted for 20% of the total consumption, and in some high-end residential buildings, it has reached 30%-40%, which has also driven the unprecedented prosperity of the world stone market.
1. ZONGYI STONE
Founded in 1990, Zongyi Stone is a stone engineering system integration service provider integrating block mining, production and processing, product design and after-sales service.
The marble manufacturer is located in Nan’an, the hometown of building materials in China. It covers an area of more than 300 mu and has a registered capital of 100 million yuan. It integrates marble, granite, stone brick and special-shaped services. It has supporting stone processing machinery and equipment and production management procedures, and has passed ISO9001 quality management system certification and ISO14001 environmental management system certification.
The granite stone manufacturer owns a new generation of environmentally friendly building materials brand – Casvino Stone Brick, which selects A-grade natural marble from mining areas such as Italy and Turkey; standardized production system, marketing concept, perfect store system, integrated logistics and service system to provide customers with high-quality products and services. In line with the business philosophy of “long-term consensus, innovation and refinement, reasonable profit, and sharing of results” and the service tenet of “customer first, quality first”, Zongyi Stone sincerely hopes to join hands with customers to create a win-win solution and share a bright future for the stone industry.
2. GEORGE STONE
George Stone was established in 1992 and is located in Chancheng, Foshan. It has 30 years of mature experience in supplying stone materials. It has one-stop stone services for jobsite measurement, design services, material recommendation, production, quality inspection, logistics services, jobsite installation, and after-sales services marble supplier.
George Stone is a quarry, manufacturing, designing and exporting composite stone factory. It can supply a wide variety of stone materials, such as marble, granite, luxury stone, limestone, travertine, sandstone, quartz, artificial stone and other kinds of stone. George Stone’s automated product line, mainly composed of German and Italian and Chinese machines, guarantees manufacturing precision and stability. The information system featuring big data and cloud computing has greatly improved the efficiency of mass customization processing block cutting, slab cutting size, water jet, CNC engraving, engraving, etc.
George Stone is a leading black marble manufacturer of natural stone service providers with a competitive international position. There are about 200 projects around the world every year, including star-rated hotels, office buildings, luxury houses, private villas, and high-end clubs, with an annual cutting output of 750,000 square meters. As the preferred marble supplier of stone fabrication and installation in China, George Stone will continue to provide innovative designs and services in an ever-expanding industry, providing customers with trust and peace of mind.
3. XISHI STONE
Xishi Stone is a marble supplier integrating stone mining, processing, design, decoration and construction. The marble manufacturer is a domestic stone enterprise with the dual qualifications of “Architectural Curtain Wall Engineering Design and Construction Class I” and “Architectural Decoration Engineering Design and Construction Class I”, and is the first practitioner of the integration of “stone and decoration”.
Xishi white marble manufacturer has the mining rights of many mines at home and abroad, and its products are widely sold all over the country, and exported to Europe, America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia and other countries and regions. Xishi marble manufacturer will continue to exceed customer expectations, and strive to provide customers with the highest quality stone.
4. BC STONE
BC Stone originated in 1994 and has grown into a global integrated stone solution service provider and professional marble manufacturer. BC Stone provides customers with high-quality products and services through green and environmentally friendly mining technology, standardized production systems, advanced marketing concepts, a complete system of specialty stores, and an integrated logistics and service system.
BC Stone has successively introduced more than 1,000 sets (sets) of production equipment, and built the world’s most advanced and complete comprehensive stone production line, ASX Financial Center in Australia, Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, Presidential Palace in Uzbekistan, Poly Plaza in Beijing, Times Square in Hong Kong… As long as it is a noble and luxurious place, there is a glamorous figure in BC Stone. It has become a symbol of noble, luxurious and elegant lifestyle.
5. UMGG STONE
Founded in 1986, UMGG marble manufacturer invested and built a factory in Dongguan in 1991. Based on the mid-to-high-end decoration engineering market, its business scope covers mining operations, stone production and processing, design and development, and curtain wall installation. Products are exported to well-known stone enterprises all over the world. UMGG marble manufacturer has successively introduced more than 500 sets of various processing equipment, and has high-precision processing equipment such as computer processing center, computer water jet cutting machine, automatic continuous polishing line, etc., which can meet the processing of various stone products.
UMGG marble manufacturer has developed a number of highly difficult processing technologies such as shell parquet columns and three-dimensional special-shaped arches. UMGG marble supplier has undertaken stone supply for more than 2,000 well-known projects at home and abroad, such as the Emirates Palace Hotel, Sheikh Abu Dhabi Mosque, Algeria Jama Mosque and other international classic projects; Airport special plane building, Shenzhen Kingkey 100 Building, Diaoyutai State Guest House, Wuxi Lingshan Fan Palace, Jiuhuashan Dayan Cultural Park and other domestic projects. UMGG marble factory has become a well-known brand of decorative stone at home and abroad.
Dongcheng marble manufacturer was founded in 1990. It is a modern private enterprise integrating stone mining, production, processing and sales. It is mainly engaged in the production of sand sawing slabs, special-shaped processing, blanks, and engineering slabs, it is currently a relatively large-scale professional marble supplier in China. Raw materials are mainly sourced from overseas. Miners who have strategic cooperation in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America and other places abroad have their own mines in China. The marble manufacturer has introduced more than 100 CNC machinery and equipment at the level of Italy and Germany, which are suitable for processing various specifications of engineering slabs, various column heads, column bases, spheres, twisted columns, hollow cylinders, conical columns, Crafts such as elliptical columns, arc board parquets and complex puzzles have realized the diversified development of the product structure.
Dongcheng Stone is the product of choice for interior and exterior decoration and decoration of construction projects. Products are exported to the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia and other countries, and cover domestic large and medium-sized urban architectural decoration customers to provide decorative diversified stone products for advanced decoration and decoration projects.
7. KANGLI STONE
Founded in 1989, Kangli marble manufacturer is headquartered in Shenzhen, China. The marble manufacturer has built three major production and R&D bases in Shenzhen, Nan’an Shuitou and Tianjin. The building area of the marble manufacturer is about 500,000 square meters, 5 stone processing centers have been established, and more than 300 sets of international advanced digital and automated equipment have been introduced, forming an annual output of 5 million square meters of large slabs, 3 million square meters of engineering slabs, 150,000 The processing capacity of square meters of arc plates and 250,000 meters of flower lines.
By building a strong domestic and foreign procurement and information platform, the marble manufacturer has established a global stone industry, stone varieties, mine owners, products and other information reserves. An independent mining company was established in Cenxi, Guangxi, with high-quality stone resources reserves of hundreds of millions of cubic meters.
Established in 1999, Yingliang marble manufacturer is a large-scale comprehensive group enterprise with high quality and rapid development. Its business involves mining, stone sales and processing, engineering decoration, real estate development and property management, corporate investment and financing, art collection, cultural and media product development and many other fields.
The marble manufacturer currently has several core business divisions: stone division, mining division, real estate division, and cultural division. The marble manufacturer has large-scale and high-standard product bases in Quanzhou, Xiamen, Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, Yunfu, Chengdu, Fuzhou, etc., covering the whole country; it also has a global layout, with important overseas bases in Russia, Dubai, Turkey, etc.
Fujian Dongsheng Stone Industry Co., Ltd., established in 2000, is a large-scale joint-stock stone enterprise in Nan’an City, Fujian Province. The marble manufacturer is mainly engaged in the production and processing of imported granite and marble slabs, and the sales and wholesale of imported marble and granite blocks. After more than ten years of hard work, the company has continuously deepened the internal management of the enterprise, enhanced the quality of enterprise managers and employees, continuously expanded the market, and expanded the scale of the enterprise. Now it has gradually developed into a large-scale stone enterprise integrating import and export trade, production and processing.
The marble manufacturer covers an area of 2,000 mu, and the annual output of large slabs reaches 4 million square meters. Focusing on the goal of “expanding the scale of the enterprise and creating the first brand in the stone industry”, the marble supplier implements brand strategy construction, with advanced processing technology and complete processing facilities. Modern scientific management, successful sales network, continuously provide customers with the best quality products, the best and most timely after-sales service, so that the company continues to forge ahead and grow in the tide of the market.
10. WANLI STONE
Founded in 1996, Xiamen Wanli Stone Co., Ltd. is a stone enterprise group integrating mining, manufacturing and import and export trade. The marble manufacturer’s main products are slabs, cut-to-size, countertops, washbasin countertops, window sills, wall cladding, special-shaped stone, garden landscape stone, sculpture, monument, slate and other architectural decorative stone, landscape stone. Stones are exported to Japan, South Korea, the United States, the European Union, South Africa, Algeria, Singapore and more than 30 cities in China.
The marble manufacturer takes the promotion of the development of the motherland and the progress of mankind as its own responsibility, and takes the provision of high-quality products and high-quality services as a way to pursue the beautification of the human environment and give full play to the potential of employees, making Wanli Stone one of the most competitive and responsible stone suppliers in the global market.
As a high-grade building decoration material, Stone is widely used in interior and exterior decoration design, curtain wall decoration and public facility construction. At present, the common stones on the market are mainly divided into natural stone and artificial stone.
Stone is a high-end product of building decoration materials. Natural stone is roughly divided into granite, slate, sandstone, limestone, volcanic rock, etc. With the continuous development and progress of science and technology, the products of artificial stone are also changing with each passing day, and the quality and beauty are no less than natural. stone. With the development of architectural design, stone has already become one of the important raw materials for construction, decoration, road and bridge construction.
1. Natural stone
White Natural Stone
The stone mined from natural rock is natural stone, which is processed to make it into block or plate material in the later stage. The granite and marble that are usually used are relatively common stones. Natural stone is particularly strong in compression and wear resistance, and home decoration can choose suitable stone for decoration according to the different properties of stone.
2. Artificial stone
Artificial stone is made of materials such as resin, pigment and aluminum powder, and we use artificial stone for decoration now, and we will find that acrylic, calcium carbonate and resin are all artificial stones. Artificial stone is rich in color, and has good anti-penetration ability, as well as anti-bacterial and anti-mildew effect. It is a good choice to use this material for home decoration.
Grey Artificial Stone Kitchen Countertop
3. Comparison of natural stone and artificial stone
|Natural stone||Artificial stone|
|Appearance||The pattern is natural, full of changes, and has many choices.||The colors are rich and slightly lacking in natural effect.|
|Advantage||High hardness and density, wear resistance, and natural texture.||Anti-dirt, easy to clean, good elasticity, impact resistance, good antibacterial and mildew resistance.|
|Shortcoming||Insufficient elasticity, easy to crack, the stone itself has radiation problems, and the stains are difficult to clean.||The single tone lacks realism, and the stone changes greatly with the ambient temperature.|
Both stones have different advantages and disadvantages. For home decoration, you can choose suitable stone according to different needs, which will not affect the overall decoration grade of the home, and will not cause financial pressure.
1. Natural stone is better?
The quality of natural stone is not necessarily better than that of artificial stone. No matter what kind of stone is used for decoration, it is good or bad. Although the environmental protection performance of artificial stone is not good, its anti-penetration and anti-fouling properties are particularly superior. It still has a certain amount of radioactive contamination, but people don’t have to worry about these problems.
2. Dark stone has strong radiation?
From the subjective consciousness, many people will feel that the dark color of the stone has a stronger radiation ability, but there is no basis for this statement. Stones such as granite and malachite green have strong radiation, but it has nothing to do with color. It mainly depends on where the stone is collected to determine its radioactivity.
White Stone Table
1. Different options
Depending on the place where the stone is used at home, the style of the stone you choose will also be different. For example, the stone used for the window sill needs to be decorative. This requires the choice of high-quality stone, and the balcony needs to be non-slip and wear-resistant. Only, the balcony will be exposed to strong sunlight and for a long time, the stone will fade after a long time.
If the ground is made of stone for paving decoration, it is necessary to choose a style that is resistant to high temperature, especially for northern families. In winter, floor heating is used for heating. If it cannot withstand high temperatures, it is easy to cause quality problems in the stone. The stone of the bathroom must choose anti-slip, anti-acid and other properties to meet the needs of daily life.
2. Purchase steps
The application of stone is divided into external use and internal use. For exterior decorative stone, due to its harsh environment, the influence of weather, harmful substances, wind load, etc., granite products with relatively high strength are generally selected; as an interior decoration material, we The main pursuit of beauty and creativity, the pursuit of gorgeous, simple effect, so generally choose marble or slate products.
Stone quality mainly refers to the physical and mechanical properties of stone, including water absorption, bulk density, dry compressive strength, and bending strength. Under normal circumstances, the bulk density of the stone is small, and the water absorption rate is relatively high. From the appearance, the material of such stone is relatively loose, and its essential defect is that the porosity of the material is large, and various impurities and dirt are easily absorbed during use, causing the stone to fail prematurely. According to the different use occasions, the evaluation indicators of stone quality generally include: wear resistance, frost resistance, hardness, shear strength, chemical composition content and so on.
The feeling of stone products to people is its external beauty. Consumers can choose a certain type of stone products, such as red, yellow, etc., according to their personal aesthetic views, use occasions, and the nature and use of buildings, and then determine the variety of stone, such as cherry blossom red and Anxi red in red varieties and so on. When selecting stone, it is necessary to check whether there are cracks, missing edges, missing corners, stains, color lines and other defects on all surfaces. In order to ensure a good decorative effect, consumers can place a batch of stones on a site exposed to natural light before purchasing, and visually check whether the color tone of the products is consistent at a distance of about 1.5 meters from the stone.
How to identify stained stone?
Now the stone market is quite chaotic, many merchants will sell artificially colored natural stone, this kind of stone will fade after a period of time, and the quality is very poor. How to identify?
1. The color of the stained stone is bright, but it is not natural and there is no color difference. From the cut surface and the bottom surface, the stained stone is black as a whole because it has been soaked, while the normal cut surface and the bottom surface should be white-gray.
2. The layer of coloring penetration can be clearly seen at the incision of the plate, the surface coloring on both sides is dark, and the middle is shallow.
3. The stained stone is made of domestic stone with loose stone, large pores and high water absorption, which can also be distinguished by percussion method.
4. The gloss of stained stone is generally lower than that of natural stone.
5. The stained stone coated with oil to increase the gloss has a greasy feeling on the back.
6. The stained stone of the coating film, although the gloss is high, the strength of the film is not enough, it is easy to wear, and there are scratches when looking at the light.
7. The stone coated with wax to increase the gloss is baked with a match or a lighter, and the surface will lose its luster and show its original appearance
Size, flatness, angle, mirror gloss, etc. are important aspects to reflect the processing quality, and also an important basis for the grading of natural stone. Using different grades of stone, the effect after installation will be different. The higher the level, the better the effect, but the higher the price. Consumers should choose the grade they need according to their actual situation, pay attention to the actual project, and do not blindly pursue high grades to reduce unnecessary costs.
White Stone Table & Grey Marble Background Wall
For the processed finished veneer stone, its quality can be identified from four aspects:
Step 1: Observe
That is, the surface structure of the stone is observed with the naked eye. Generally speaking, the stone with uniform fine-grain structure has a delicate texture, which is a good stone; the stone with coarse-grained and unequal-grained structure has poor appearance, uneven mechanical properties, and slightly poor quality.
In addition, due to the influence of geological action in natural stone, some veins and micro-cracks are often generated in it, and the stone is most likely to rupture along these parts, which should be carefully removed. As for the lack of edges and corners, it affects the appearance, and you should pay special attention when choosing stone .
Step 2: Measure
That is, measure the size of the stone. So as not to affect the splicing or cause the pattern, pattern and line deformation after splicing, and affect the decorative effect.
Step 3: Listen to the sound
That is, listen to the percussion sound of the stone. Generally speaking, a stone with good quality, dense and uniform interior and no micro-cracks will have a crisp and pleasant knocking sound. On the contrary, if there are microscopic cracks or thin veins inside the stone, or the contact between particles becomes loose due to weathering, the knocking sound will be hoarse.
Step 4: Test
That is, a simple test method is used to test whether the quality of the stone is good or bad. For example, drop a small drop of ink on the back of the stone. If the ink is quickly dispersed and leached around, it means that the particles inside the stone are loose or there are microscopic cracks, and the quality of the stone is not good; if the ink is not dispersed and leached everywhere, it means that the stone is dense, the texture is good.
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Some families want a unified visual effect when decorating, and they will choose to use a stone to decorate the entire home, which will reduce the applicability of the stone. After all, the performance of different stones will be different. If you do not choose according to its performance, the practicability and functionality of the stone will be affected.
Home decoration will use decoration materials such as floor and paint, and stone is not very conspicuous among these materials, and people will pay less attention to it. However, there is much knowledge to pay attention to when purchasing stones. Failure to understand and master this knowledge in advance will directly affect the quality of the stone.
When purchasing stone, you must choose a high-quality style, so that it can protect the health of your family and improve the overall quality and effect of home decoration. Of course, you can also find a one-stop stone service provider, such as George Stone, a leading marble supplier in China, to help you solve problems such as measurement, design, and installation.