Do-it-yourself decorative gypsum stone for do-it-yourself interior decoration. Mineral sedimentary rock with high fragility and the ability to soften in water. It is mined in open-pit mines.
The process does not require large financial investments. Several excavators and trucks are involved in the work.
Then the raw material goes to the processing plant to give it the necessary qualities. There it undergoes cleaning, part of it in its raw state is crushed to form a fine powder. This is a more familiar form of plaster.
The rocks more saturated with moisture have a brittle structure and go for firing. Under the influence of a temperature of 150 0 C, the gypsum stone loses more than half of its internal moisture.
Interesting! During the heating of the rock, water boils on the surface of the ore. Therefore, gypsum is called boiling stone
Heating of raw materials in a chamber without air access to 104 0 C allows to obtain gypsum with high strength.
Further, it is subjected to grinding. The resulting product is called alabaster or stucco. As an example, many decorative elements are made from it, including decorative stone for interior decoration and decoration of the facade of a building from the outside.
Gypsum is mined in various shapes and colors
More common option. Dry to the touch, brittle to break, dries it out in contact with the skin.
Has colors; gray, pink and white. This feature depends on the presence of additional mineral impurities.
The structure is fibrous.
Transparent in the light, the structure is built of prisms with bifurcated ends or lies in layers.
This material occupies a leading position in its application in construction.Materials containing gypsum become not harmful to health and acquire strength, lightweight by weight.
Resistant to open fire, withstand high temperatures. It is easy to work with such materials even for a beginner in the construction business. Flaws and shortcomings are easily corrected.
This is necessary for the manufacture of splints and frames for the deformed bone apparatus of the body. Plaster casts not only fix the broken bone, but also release important components for the body involved in the healing process and restoration of its functions.
In its pure form, gypsum is used as masks on problem areas of the skin according to indications.
Decorative stone is one of the products for finishing the surfaces of buildings. It is made from basic components; water and gypsum.
The additives are finely sifted sand, surfactants, modifiers, color pigments.
Manufacturing method; pouring the mixture into silicone molds. The main hardening time is 30 minutes, the full set of strength is 24 hours. It is made in the form of tiles with an uneven shape of the edges.
Appearance and color are close to natural samples.
The form is called "Wild Stone". The masonry style is uneven.
The material is used for interiors and for building facades. It is mainly used for decoration:
Not welcome due to the emerging feeling of oppressive heaviness on the people present in the room.
For the production of tiles with imitation of wild stone used on the outer surfaces of the building, the surface of the material is treated with a special composition of a water repellent. It not only prevents the penetration of moisture into the material, but also increases its quality characteristics. Artificial stone for outdoor use has a long service life, does not deform under the influence of the external environment.
When installing a decorative plaster stone yourself, it is better to first lay out the conceived composition on the floor. This must be done for the convenience of selecting tiles that are better suited to the joint. It will be difficult to do this on a wall or column.
After the successful completion of the laying of the material, it is imperative to cover the surface with a colorless varnish. This will allow the imitation stone to last a long time and improve its appearance.
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