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LARGEST VARIETY OF ORNAMENTAL STONES OF THE WORLD IS IN BRAZIL



Published in 02/02/2016 - 16:09

One of the largest global events of the sector will show more than 1000 varieties of stones

On February 16 - 19, 2016, the city of Vitória, Espírito Santo, will receive the 41st edition of the largest fair of ornamental stones in Americas. Architects, specifiers and professionals of the segment will be there to get know different stones, their applicability and new machinery that have beem allowed the suppliers to significantly increase the range of options and usage. Ornamental stones are widely used as coatings because, besides their beauty and refinement, they have a long life cycle, especially in environments with large circulation of people and materials.

Brazil stands out for being the country with the greatest diversity of ornamental stones in the world, besides having one of the largest existing reserves. The characteristics of Brazilian nature form unique coloring of stones, such as those with yellowish or dark green tones, typically Brazilian.

 

Types of ornamental stones found in the country

The main stones that can be considered exclusively Brazilian - or at least only exploited in Brazil - are the pegmatites ("feldspar") and massive quartzites. They are very durable stones, for the degree of resistance to chemicals and abrasion. Pegmatites have giant crystals of feldspar, quartz and other minerals while quartzites have very thin quartz crystals and other accessory minerals.

Brazil produces exotic stones in large quantities, which are all those that differ completely from traditional granite. Even the common or traditional granite or receive other factors beyond geological,  as climatic and geomorphological, which assist in the formation of aesthetic standard. One example is leaching of water in tropical and subtropical climates, which causes most of the yellow granite (which are nothing more than a result of oxidation of dark minerals containing iron and magnesium).

Via LácteaVia Láctea aplicado

Aquarela, Bianco Torrone Desenhado, Carajás, Dalmata, Gold Macaubas, Negresco, Splendor Gold, Sucuri, Terra Rossa, Via Láctea are some examples of Brazilian exotic stones.

Moulin RougeMoulin Rouge aplicado

Among the exotic stones, there are also super exotic, such as Amarula, Avatar, Comet, Green Bamboo, Iron Red, Mother of pearl, Moulin Rouge, Nova Roma, River Storm, Santorini, Vitória Regia.

Branco Desirée Branco Desirée aplicado

Market and exports trends

Currently, plates exports are heavily geared towards the US market, including a good percentage of exotic stones, precisely directed to countertops in the single family residential market. Blocks exports are directed mainly to China, and preferably include conventional materials, for large multifamily commercial and residential works. 

The use of exotic materials such as quartzite, is a strong trend that was consolidated in recent years in countries like the United States and Canada. Brazilian quartzites that are booming are mainly the white ones. Because they are natural and sophisticated materials and have a huge resistance even with intensive use, quartzite is being widely applied in the homes of the Americans. According to the luxury residential projects website of Sater Luxury Design Collection, the marble has been used in baths and floors, for being considered extremely elegant and easy to clean. Most of the Brazilian stones, whether homogeneous / conventional or `bustling´ / exotic, will be exposed and may be observed at Vitória Stone Fair.


 Press:Grupo Casa             Translated by:  AlphaOmega traduções 


 

 




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