All Your Questions,
What are natural stones?
Marble, Granite, Travertine, Onyx, Limestone, Sandstone, Quartzite, and Shellstone are referred to as natural stones because they are quarried from the earth. They differ in composition, colour and texture, even if they are obtained from the same source. At HMG Stones, we hand-pick these natural stones from the finest quarries around the world to attain the highest quality and durability.
Where can natural stones be used?
Natural stones can be used for both interior and exterior spaces including countertops, fireplaces, floors, patios and garden landscapes.
What are the benefits of using natural stones?
Natural stones are durable, easy to maintain, have properties of thermal resistance which keep the stone cool, and are available in a wide range of colours that won’t fade.
Why is there such a wide price range for natural stones?
The prices of natural stone are influenced by variable factors such as the availability of the raw material at the quarry and the physical and processing quality. These factors affect the visual appeal of the finished marble slabs. In addition to this, some of our semi-precious stones contain rare minerals and deposits, making them exclusive and resulting in a wide price range.
How are the good quality stones identified from a quarry?
At HMG Stones, we hand-pick only the finest stone blocks and slabs from the best quarries in Italy, Spain, France, Brazil, Greece, Turkey and more countries around the world. We identify the highest quality stones from these quarries using these parameters:
- Uniform and natural colour and design
- Fine grain structure
- Uniform cutting
- High quality Epoxy, fibering and filing
- Quality Check
How can I purchase material at HMG stones?
The HMG Stones experience centre at 1, Sankey Road is home to a large display of natural stones sourced from the finest quarries in the world. To select and purchase our stones, we request you to visit our factory at Attibele, Bangalore.
What is the product guarantee at HMG Stones?
As our stones are natural products, they are unique in colour, pattern and grain structure. Thus, we cannot guarantee no variations in the texture and design of the stone against natural reactions to climate change and maintenance.
How do I maintain the stone against dust and stains?
A mop or a vacuum cleaner can be used to clean the dust off the surface. In order to clean stains, a pH neutral marble cleaner and a damp mop can be used. The surface must be allowed to dry before use.
What kind of care is required to maintain the finish of the stone?
Home users need to buff the stone with liquid wax polish once in 6 months and polish it with a scrubbing machine once in two years in order to maintain the look and feel of the stone.
Commercial users need to buff the stone once a month and polish once a year depending on traffic patterns.
Which countries does HMG Stones deliver to?
With three decades of experience in import, export, processing, design and delivery of the finest Marble and Granite, we can supply our material to any part of the world.
What is the importance of slab thickness?
The thickness of the slab is proportional to the strength and durability of the stone. Globally, the required industry standard for processed slab is 2 cm with a minimum of 1.8 cm. Thicker slabs are also easier to handle, transport and install, resulting in minimum wastage and longer product life.
How are the stones processed at HMG Stones?
Once we’ve hand-picked the finest stones from the quarries, the blocks of stone are then measured and cut into slabs by a large, state-of-the-art gang saw. Finally, the raw slabs are laid down and polished to give it an ethereal look and finish.