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24 Examples of Building Stones

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Building stones are natural rocks and minerals that are commonly used in construction. These are often used for applications that require hard materials that resist scratching such as countertops and floors. Stones are also used in walls, facades, roofing, paving, walkways and landscaping. The following are common types of building stones.
Alabaster
Andesite
Basalt
Cobblestones
Diorite
Dolomite
Engineered Stones
Flagstone
Granite
Gravel
Limestone
Marble
Obsidian
Onyx
Pumice
Quartz
Quartzite
Sandstone
Serpentine
Shale
Slate
Soapstone
Travertine
Tuff
Stones are also used for aggregate in concrete and as foundation materials.
Engineered stones are manufactured stones that typically contain crushed natural stone mixed with resins and other additives. These are often based on very hard stones such as quartz or decorative stones such as marble.
Cobblestones are naturally rounded stones that are traditionally used for roads, paths and landscaping. These are often granite, basalt, sandstone or limestone.

Summary

Stones have been used in structures, infrastructure and landscaping since prehistoric times and are a traditional building material that have many modern variations such as engineered stone.
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