Are we wrong in dealing with the defects of stone?

My friend once asked me if I was very tired when I was engaged in the production and manufacturing of stone industry for more than 20 years?

My answer is yes, “tired, not generally tired, but very tired.”

The reason of tired is not the heavy and arduous production task, but a series of problems and troubles caused by various defects of stone in the production and processing process.

After more than 20 years of work, I have experienced many projects of stone products manufacturing that I don’t know. It can be said that few of the projects I have experienced are easily completed. All of them have gone through numerous “difficulties and twists”, “verbal warfare” and “sleepless nights”.

If I choose the stone profession again in my next life, I will not choose any more. As a stone man, in the face of all kinds of unreasonable quality requirements and harsh conditions of domestic customers for natural stone products in front of the natural materials given to us by nature, and facing the pile of stone edge materials after one project is completed, I can’t suppress the anger and anger in my heart! Can only say “in the treatment of natural stone defects, we are wrong!” We regard the natural materials given to us by nature as the products that can be controlled by industrialization. We waste and kill natural stones at will. We buy the most expensive products in the world at the lowest price. We act willfully and do not understand the precious and hard won stones.

Although stone is a traditional and long-standing building material, stone is still favored in indoor and outdoor decoration. Stone production enterprises and stone suppliers often have conflicts and economic disputes with the demand side due to various so-called “defects” on the surface of natural stone. In light, it will lose tens of thousands of yuan, and even hundreds of thousands of yuan or even millions of yuan.

The most serious problem is that the stone demander’s building decoration project is suspended for materials, which affects the construction progress of the whole decoration project and the opening of the building on schedule. This kind of economic loss can not be evaluated with money.

The final result is that the stone manufacturer, the stone supplier and the stone demander go to court, causing both sides to lose and lose money, which seriously affects the normal production and business order of both parties.

This kind of abnormal economic phenomenon in the production, processing and management of stone materials is mostly caused by disputes caused by the so-called “defects” of natural stones. It would be much easier to solve this problem if the two sides set out on the basis of mutual consultation and seeking common ground while reserving differences.

Due to the “natural” particularity of stone, it is different from any other decoration materials. It can perfectly meet our requirements according to people’s wishes.

Stone is formed by various geological processes over hundreds of millions of years. It is difficult to remedy the external physical and chemical characteristics after its formation, such as color difference, color spot, color line, texture thickness, etc.

Although all kinds of stone surface repair technology is constantly born, the effect after repair is still very difficult to be completely consistent with the natural appearance of stone itself. As for the color difference, grain size, the uniformity and consistency of surface color spots and flower spots, which can not be changed by human beings, why should we blame the whole when using natural stone materials and ask them to be perfect?

The common appearance “defects” of natural stone materials we stone people must take seriously, correctly understand its characteristics and characteristics, so that we can correctly use some “defects” of natural stone in production and processing, and do not really waste them as waste.

Crack: a small crack in rock. It can be divided into open fracture and dark crack.

Open crack refers to those cracks that are obvious, and the crack line can be seen from the external surface of the stone block before processing, and the crack line extends longer.

Dark crack refers to those cracks that are not obvious, and it is difficult to distinguish the crack line from the outer surface of the stone block before processing, and the crack line extends short.

It is impossible to avoid natural cracks in stone mining.

Stone cracks are commonly found in those Beige stone (such as old beige, saanna beige, Spanish Beige) and white stones such as Dahua white and Yashi white. Purplish red and brown reticulation are also common. Stone cracks are common in marble.

If a lot of natural marble is required not to have cracks, then the stone production enterprises had better give up this kind of “hot potato” project, do not end up in court with customers, tear the skin.

When it comes to the problem of cracks in natural stone materials, I think of the case of a well-known domestic real estate enterprise processing Shaana Beige products at the end of the last century

When a part of Saana Beige products were processed in the project, the inspectors came to the factory to inspect the products, and they refused to accept the goods.

In the face of such strict quality requirements of the project, the company boss communicated with the project inspection personnel and said that “the Shaanna beige is full of cracks, and those without cracks are not Shaanna beige.”

In the end, the owner of the project would rather lose the processed part than continue to process, thus suspending the execution of the project contract. If the project continues to carry out processing, the loss will be greater.

Post time: Oct-11-2020