Marble is an unusual breed of natural stone. Today there are hundreds of varieties of stone, each of which has an individual texture and colors. Stair steps made of marble automatically send the interior of the house to distant antiquity. As a rule, steps are cut from a certain type of stone, which does not interfere with the play of colors.
Types of steps
Steps made of marble are classified into the following types:
Overhead steps are made from a single piece of stone. This type of steps should not contain seams and joints. As a rule, the stage turns out to be voluminous and heavy.
Solid steps are made according to a specially defined stencil. In the case of reconstruction work, the steps are easily dismantled and re-installed in their rightful place.
Steps made of cladding slabs are an economical option in the marble industry. When installing, together with the steps, small risers are dismantled.
In accordance with the manufacturing technology, marble steps are divided into the following groups:
screen printing. Most companies make steps according to predetermined dimensions. This technology allows you to create waste-free production, due to which the final cost is slightly lower than slabs.
Slab – a large slab of raw natural stone. The master can create steps of absolutely any shape and size. The cost of the finished product is several times higher, since production is characterized by a large amount of waste material.
Set steps are designed for the manufacture of premium steps. Stairs are inlaid by different rocks of the stone due to the creation of natural mosaics. Installation of steps is carried out on a special adhesive base designed for stone work. On the bottom, it is recommended to treat marble with varnish, the protective layer will prevent glue on the stone and will help preserve the original natural color. It is periodically recommended to process the stone with a special basis for polishing marble.