The usage for Kota stone has become an element of a theme throughout every one of our Total Environment projects. Sethi Stones saw extensive use of the stone in the project. This exceptional construction material is still used in our ongoing projects. Our clients frequently inquire about why we like Kota stone, and we believe that this blog will be able to answer the question.
About the Stone
We should first understand more about the character of this rock. Kota Stone is natural and fine-grained limestone that is quarried in Kota district in Rajasthan. It is popular for its attractive colors and durability as well as for its economic value.
What Makes It Special
Kota comes in a range of sizes and shapes which easily fit to our decor and due to its distinctive properties is rapidly becoming the preferred flooring material for residential buildings and commercial buildings throughout India.
Kota stone is remarkable in a variety of ways. One of the advantages of Kota stone is that it’s resilient enough to withstand all kinds of weather conditions whether it is cold, humid, or dry making it an excellent option for exterior structures like corridors, driveways, railway platforms and more.
The stone is also tough because it is not porous and is not water-absorbing in the natural environment. It is a beautiful stone that ages well and allows the possibility of being polished over time for a new appearance if desired.
Contrary to artificial building materials such as cement and vitrified tiles Kota is low in energy and thus is more friendly to the natural environment. It doesn’t dull like marble, and it will age beautifully over time. Because it is softer than granite it is more comfortable and safer to stroll on. The greatest benefit is that it is extremely affordable.
It’s of little surprise that we utilize Kota stone in our projects.
Using Kota Stone in Construction
Kota stone comes in polished and rough forms. It is available in two sizes, 22 22, and 22 44 x 44. They are typically with one side being slightly polished and the other that is rough. Based on the place it is to be placed the slabs can undergo further process. For outdoor use, such as in flag stones, driveways and garden paths, the stones could be laid out as they are when they arrive with the rough sides over the top. When used in interior construction the stone goes through additional processing, with many instances being polished to a maximum of eight times with eight different stones, to create an amazing smooth finish referred to in the industry as a mirror.
Kota stone flooring can be described as a naturally occurring stone that is a natural stone. Variations in colour water marks, spots and spots are common on smooth Kota stone. This does not suggest that the stone isn’t strong or is of poor quality. They cannot be found on rough cut or unpolished Kota slabs.
Due to its strength and durability, Kota is often used for the construction of areas of circulation like stairs, corridors, and porches which are where wear and tear becomes more probable. The rough Kota stone is used in paths, garden patios and driveways, for the same reasons. Polished Kota is used for interior flooring as well as for clanning, butchwork, and sometimes in bathrooms and kitchens.
In Total Environment, we have employed Kota creatively to show its beauty, not only on the exteriors but also in interior spaces. Below, we’ve provided some examples of exceptional Kota stone work from some the projects we have worked on.
Caring for Kota Surfaces
Despite the low-maintenance nature for the material, Kota does tend to flake over time. However, periodic polishing with polishing wax can stop the flaking. As with any substance, in order for the Kota surface to be durable for a longer time and look beautiful you should follow some Do’s and Don’ts. The main ones are:
Do not scrub with acid Kota stone. Make sure to use mild detergent-based cleaning agents.
Any spillages, such as oils, citric juices, turmeric and so on. and that could create stains, should be quickly cleaned with a wet cloth. Make sure that all spillage traces are completely cleaned.
The periodic Polishing Kota (once every five years for normal use) will ensure that Kota is kept clean.
Despite its benefits over granite and marble, Kota stone tiles is significantly less expensive than both. Its durability and other benefits creates Kota stone, an incredibly valuable construction material.