How is Stone Flooring Made?
It may take up to 300 million years for molten rock to cool and harden into a product that can be dug up, cut, and served to a consumer but no matter how long it takes it is always a hit in a home. To get from a rock in the ground to an elegant flooring option in your home takes work and skill. Once a large deposit of a certain type of rock is found, excavation can begin.
In modern quarries, workers use high-speed tools and controlled explosives to mine the rock into squares to be shipped. This method keeps the price of stone lower. Often, giant stones are cut from the earth with diamond studded, high-speed wire saws. Diamond wire has revolutionized cutting stone by hand. In the past, workers would use hand tools and even today some artisans still use those tools.