Just like us, beings of nature have imperfections, we are different and have different origins. The same happens with stone. So you must be aware that it is normal for some stones to have imperfections, in fact, that is what makes them unique, right?
Examples of production rejected. Cause: it contains trace fossils and/or water lines
Lately we have been seeing a tremendous search for perfection, from the personal way, to the professional way, or even in the perfection of things. However, perfection is unfortunately unattainable, so we are left with near perfection.
In these photos you can see the defects that some of our materials have. The cluster of fossils is really what stands out the most, but is this a problem? Actually, no, clusters fossils have only one problem: aesthetics.
As for water lines, you have to pay attention to the atmospheric conditions where they will be integrated. In the Nordic countries it has a major disadvantage because it can lead to breakage.
Some of LSI Stone’s productions are rejected for their small details of nature. Being a natural product, it is impossible to control its production. Even so, our quality control does its best to achieve perfection by always ensuring a homogeneous color in the product.
Marble is considered one of the most coveted luxury products in the world. However, it is not perfect either. As we can see in the picture below, marble also has some lines that end up distorting its shape a bit.
Being a product that lasts for years, stone is naturally unmanageable. Betting on different products is the new trend! Allied to the minimalist style, stone with small agglomerated traces of fossils, may be the near future. Supporting sustainability from this perspective may also be an option. The difference in a product makes the piece unique and exceptional.
Limestone is a very peculiar stone that inserts several qualities. As its extraction is located in the Serras de Aire and Candeeiros Natural Park, that includes stalactites and stalagmites such as the Mira de Aire Caves are among them, being one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal. The mineral rich water flowed through the limestone for thousands of years, the stalactites generated a different kind of onyx.
There is no way of knowing whether or not Onyx exists inside the stone, this discovery is only made when the block enters the production/modification process. To combat waste LSI Stone decided to give new life to what is considered a luxury product. This makes waste sustainable, and adds value to something that took so many years to be built by nature.