Sheet stone is a flexible natural stone cladding for interior or exterior walls. This type of flexible natural stone cladding is made from slate or mica and is available in a variety of colors and textures.
It is a new and ingenious product that is revolutionizing the creation of natural stone surfaces.
Starting from solid blocks of natural stone, thin sheets of stone 2 mm thick are cut out using a very innovative technique. Reinforced by a fiberglass-based composite backing, these natural stone sheets are strong, light and easy to work with.
Stone Sheet: Characteristics and Composition
The stone sheet consists of the first layer of stone (slate, quartzite or mica) with a thickness of 0.3 to 0.8 mm, followed by support of fiberglass and resin. There are many colors, textures, and dimensions.
Where to Use Stone Sheet?
The stone sheet is ideal for decorating your interiors. This stone material is recommended to easily dress walls, floors, and facades, as well as to give a warm and contemporary atmosphere to your home. In addition, stone sheets give a room a lot of styles.
There are several colors and textures available. Made of a natural and lively material, the sheet of stone has color variations that make each sheet unique.
Tip: Sheet stone is also ideal for use in damp rooms. Waterproof, you can lay it in your kitchen, bathroom, but also in your swimming pool and spa.
Laying and Maintenance of the Stone Sheet
Stone sheets can be applied directly to paints, wood, plasterboard… The work is therefore quick and within the reach of all DIYers. The installation is easy:
1. Prepare and clean the chosen surface.
2. Glue the sheet of stone directly to your surface. It is recommended to use hybrid polymer glues for the installation of natural stone sheets, as they have very high holding power and good water tightness.
After installation, maintenance is necessary to keep the natural and elegant sheet of stone:
– For damp rooms or areas such as the kitchen, we advise you to apply an anti-stain product.
– To preserve the unique color of your stone sheet, use a color reinforcement.
– For daily cleaning, specific products are sold with the stone sheet.
Stone Sheets: The Advantages of the Material
This flooring is very solid and can be laid anywhere in the house or outside to cover walls and floors as it is waterproof and UV resistant.
The aesthetic appearance is identical to solid stone.
You will find a large choice of colors, textures, and aspects to have stone walls or floors according to your desires.
Easy to lay
This material is easy to cut and install and is within everyone’s reach.
Their great flexibility means that sheets of stone can be laid on all types of supports (concrete, plaster, tiles, etc.), flat or rounded surfaces.
Thin and light (between 1 mm and 2 mm for 2.3 kg/m²), the stone sheet facilitates storage, transport, handling, and laying.
Easy cutting can be done with a cutter or a circular saw.
You will also find functional standard or custom sizes at DIY stores.
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