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First we identify the type of surface we will be working with. Natural stone can be classified into two general categories:
Siliceous stone mainly is composed of silica or quartz-like particles. It tends to be durable and relatively easy to clean with mild acid solutions. Granite, slate, sandstone, quartzite, brownstone and bluestone are types of siliceous stone.
Calcareous stone primarily is composed of calcium carbonate. It is sensitive to acidic products, and frequently requires different cleaning procedures from siliceous stone. Types of calcareous stone include marble, travertine, limestone and onyx.
Stone colors and appearances
Granites and marbles are quarried throughout the world in a variety of colors, due to the differences in mineral composition. Generally, marble will show "veins" of mineral particles, whereas the minerals in granite will appear as small flecks distributed throughout the stone.
Sandstones vary widely in color due to minerals and clays. Sandstone is light gray to yellow or red. A dark reddish-brown sandstone, also called brownstone, commonly is used in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. Bluestone is a dense, hard, fine-grain sandstone of greenish- or bluish-gray color that is quarried in the eastern United States.
Limestone widely is used for construction, with colors typically light gray, tan or buff. Many limestones have visible fossils in the stone surface.
Slate most commonly is used as a flooring or roofing material, and is often distinguished by its cleft texture. It comes in a variety of hues.
Stone surfaces also are distinguished by their finishes. A polished finish has a glossy surface that reflects light and emphasizes the color and markings of the material.
A honed finish is a satin-smooth surface that is used where heavy traffic will quickly wear off a polished surface.
A flamed finish is a rough surface used frequently on granite floors.
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