Stone is a wonderful tool to build buildings, bridges, roads, and, yes, even kitchen counter tops. Stone is durable, has been around for millennia, dating back likely tens of thousands of years if not even more. It is the earth’s way of creating structure. Mountains have all been formed from stone.
There are some statistics about stone that are worth noting in this article. They are:
- The use of marble in architecture, art, and design can be traced back thousands of years to early Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures.
- Present in Indian and Mesopotamian architecture, ceramic tiles are believed to have been constructed from slabs of clay since 14,000 B.C.
And while stones have had the use in ages past for different forms of architecture, today stone has given way to metal Continue reading