A closer look at the stone's natural character

by Shirin Elsworth Magnusson


Rough Edges

When choosing stones from our range, you may notice that the edges of some stones can be rough, worn, or slightly uneven. It is important to understand that these small irregularities are not damages but rather a part of the stone's natural character. The stones undergo a journey from raw stone blocks to finished products, and during this process, they are influenced by various factors. Often, rough edges are due to the stone's inherent properties and how it is affected during the cutting process. Irregularities can occur through wear and abrasion, but these are complemented and filled by the grout during installation. The result is a stone with a unique character and charm. Genuine natural materials are rarely perfect, and it is this imperfection that gives the stone its authentic and lively appearance. Natural stone is porous and forms through the compression of clay, shell, and snail remnants over an extended period. Because of this, small chips and edge impacts may occur. It is important to emphasize that these natural variations do not diminish the stone's aesthetic or functional properties once it is in place. Instead, they contribute to enhancing the stone's unique look and feel.

Glass Fissures

Some of our stones, such as Kolmårdsmarble and Norrvange, may exhibit a phenomenon called "glass fissures." Glass fissures are natural cracks that have fused over millions of years. This characteristic feature is the result of the stone's lengthy formation process and does not affect its durability. It is crucial to understand that glass fissures are not defects but rather a part of the stone's unique history, and this natural variation adds an extra dimension to the stone. The glass fissure does not impact the stone's quality and should be regarded as a beautiful detail that narrates the stone's long journey through time and nature.

In summary, both rough edges and glass fissures are associated with the authentic character of natural stone. These small variations should be embraced as part of the stone's natural beauty and narrative, contributing to creating a unique and vibrant atmosphere in your space.Regenerate