•   To promote and increase the use of natural stone in the world markets.
  •   To educate the stone industry and society of the positive features and advantages of natural stones, a natural green product.
  •   To identify the new challenges facing the industry in the globalized, modern world and to develop solutions for facing them.
  •   To encourage new ideas, technology and exchange of information relevant to the natural stone industry in a mutually, beneficial way.
  •   To interact with international organisations and different government authorities, when necessary, with the objective of promoting the natural stone industry and encouraging industry friendly pro active policies.
  •   To ensure eco - friendly, sustainable mining with full safety standard.


FAQ's by Architects & Designers

Using Natural Stone
Why should I use natural stone?
Stone is a natural product. It is respectful with the environment, it does not destroy it. It has proved its validity as a building product through its use over centuries, proving its resistance and durability. It is easy to use, clean and easy to obtain. Natural stone encapsulates beauty, history, culture, and in the mind of the people in all the cultures of the world, it is intrinsically associated with luxury, quality and permanence.

Technical Parameters
What has the porosity to do with the water absorption of stone?
Porosity is related to water absorption and density of the stone. The higher the porosity, higher is the absorption of water phenomenon. Depending on the application, one should refer to the porosity scale.

Natural Stone Maintenance Guide

Types of Natural Stone
How to choose the right natural stone for a project?
Besides the appearance, colors and design of the natural stone the most important criteria for choosing the appropriate climate for indoor and outdoor applications are: frost resistance, abrasiveness, water absorption, acid resistance, suitability for flooring and cladding, polishing possibility.

Post Installation Care for Natural Stones
With what forms of staining and dirt are we dealing with?
1. Cleaning blown-up coarse dirt (e.g. sand) and fine dirt (e.g. coarse dust).
2. Cleaning adhering dirt, either water-soluble (e.g. soil or fine dust) or not water-soluble (e.g. residues of mortar, cement, or joint fillings, putty, adhesive labels, marker-lines).
3. Cleaning special stains (e.g. residues of epoxy resin or stains caused by packaging material that had been placed onto the surface).

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