NATURAL THIN VENEER
Natural stone is one of the most sound and visually appealing building products available. Because it is quarried directly from the earth, it has unique qualities that only mother nature can produce. While Full Veneer natural stone is still regarded as the premium choice for high-end home and building construction, J&J Stone offers another natural product as a more affordable installation for those who still want the quality and beauty of natural stone.
Natural Thin Veneer (NTV) is ideal for interior and exterior applications because it is lightweight and gives greater flexibility when budget, weight and space are concerns. NTV is a natural stone but at a thickness ranging from three quarters of an inch to one and one-quarter inches as compared to Full Veneer which has a thickness of 3-5 inches. This results in greater efficiency in shipping and installation, thereby reducing the cost per square foot.
Sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), usually in the form of calcite and, less commonly, aragonite. It may contain considerable amounts of magnesium carbonate (dolomite) as well. Most limestones have a granular texture; in many cases, the grains are tiny fragments of fossil animal shells. Much knowledge of the Earth’s history has been derived from the study of fossils embedded in the limestone and other carbonate rocks. Limestone is used as a soil conditioner, in the manufacture of glass and in agriculture. Ornamental varieties are used for flooring, exterior and interior facing of buildings and monuments.
Sedimentary rock formed from sand-sized grains (0.0025-0.08 inches or 0.06-2 mm in diameter). The spaces between grains may be empty or filled with either a chemical cement of silica or calcium carbonate or a fine grained matrix of silt and clay particles. The principal mineral constituents of the grain framework are quartz, feldspar and rock fragments. Sandstones are quarried for use as building stone. Because of their abundance, diversity and mineralogy, sandstones are also important to geologists as indicators of erosional and depositional processes.
FLAGSTONE (BUILDER’S STONE)
3”-5” thick, irregular shapes, average length and height is 1’ with a rough face, available in most colors.
1”-3” thick, irregular shapes, average length and width is 1’ with a rough face, available in most colors.
Available in natural or saw cut, commonly used for retaining walls, sawn 4”-12” in height from top to bottom and chopped 6”-12” deep, with random lengths.
Available in 1.25” and 2.25” thick, typically 22” wide by 4’ long. Sawn on the top and bottom with a smooth face, available in white, cream, blue, gray lueder and sandstone. Expect 20% or more of the slabs to be broken, unless ordered as special cut pieces.
3”-5” thick, rectangular in shape, random lengths, heights range from 2”-14” sawn on top and bottom with a rough face, available in most colors.
3”-5” thick, rectangular in shape, random lengths, heights range from 2”-24” with a rough face. Available in most colors and not sawn on the top and bottom.