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Date: Dec 20 2018 3:54PM
Did you know that some of the most beautiful examples of natural stone tiles have been created by extreme forces of nature?
Natural stone falls into three different categories and these are Metamorphic, Igneous and Sedimentary.
One of the greatest forces of nature is responsible for creating both Igneous and Metamorphic stones, what’s this you may ask? A volcano can generate huge amounts of pressure and heat and all of this combines to create the beautiful natural stones that we see today. Igneous rock is formed either above the ground after lava rapidly cools or underground when magma solidifies under a huge amount of pressure.
Metamorphic stone is created when changes occur in both types of Sedimentary and Igneous stone. The transformation occurs under huge amounts of pressure and heat.
All of this leads us to recent news that scientists have discovered that the underground volcano at Yellowstone Park is much, much bigger than anticipated. This huge monster super volcano spans for 55 miles below the park and contains around 600km of molten rock ... impressive to say the least!
Let’s hope this doesn’t erupt any time soon!
Fortunately we don’t have to wait for a huge eruption to enjoy the real beauty of natural stone. Some types of natural stone fall into the Sedimentary category, these types of stones have been shaped and formed over many years by the natural power of water coursing through the earth, breaking down natural debris to form layers upon layers of rock.
Take a look at our range of natural stone tiles, each piece is individual and has been created by some of the greatest natural forces on earth.
Experience the true beauty of natural stone for yourself.