Natural stone is mainly divided into marble and granite, and granite is relatively common in outdoor laying, mainly due to the advantages of hard and dense ground, high strength, weathering resistance, corrosion resistance, wear resistance and so on.
There are also many ways to process granite. What I wants to share with you is today’s leading role – mushroom stone.
Little friends who are not familiar with stone may have some doubts, mushroom stone? Is mushroom growing stone?
In fact, mushroom stone is made of granite stone. Mushroom stone gets its name because its protruding decorative surface is like mushroom. It is also called steamed bread stone. It is mainly used for the decoration of the facade of the outdoor walls, columns and so on, which is particularly simple, thick and steady.
Mushroom stone is widely used in:
The external wall decoration of public buildings, villas, courtyards, parks, swimming pools and hotels is more suitable for the external wall decoration of villa European style buildings. Mushroom stone products will bring you a natural, elegant and homely environment.
In fact, mushroom stone is a typical representative of natural stone. As early as before the development of modern stone industry, mushroom stone is more popular than modern stone because it can be made by hand.
Ancient craftsmen are good at forging stone by hand, and there are a large number of mushroom stone applications in the houses of Ming and Qing Dynasties, Suzhou gardens, temples and palace gardens.
Its skill and lean, the effect is exquisite cannot be modern. Modern mushroom stone processing has been semi mechanized. With the help of electric tools and diamond blades, the processing efficiency has increased several times, but with the increase of artificial traces, the natural effect has faded.
Next, let’s take a look at the processing flow of mushroom stone!
The structure of mushroom stone. In this paper, taking the five lotus mushroom stone as an example, the middle is a concave convex natural surface, showing the natural and clear texture and color of the stone. The four sides are the flat four sides, and the width is usually about 20 mm.
In the past, only by hand grinding, therefore, the flatness of the four sides will not be too high. Modern trimming adopts a hand-held edge grinder, which can produce a flat surface at high speed.
2. Making mushroom head
Mushroom head is the core element of this kind of stone, which is the most appreciative part. The raised and uneven mushroom stone can fully show the natural beauty of the stone. The five lotus mushroom stone presents the effect of black, white and red mixed with each other and different from each other.
To create this part, we pay attention to “large-scale, less action”. The action of chiseling should be as few as possible, but the strength of each time should be as large as possible, so as to minimize the artificial traces and present a more pure natural effect.