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Quartz

Terrazzo

Marble

Q.1

What is Kalingastone Engineered Quartz & how it is manufactured?

Kalingastone Engineered Quartz is manufactured using high grade Natural Quartz aggregates. Quartz aggregates and quartz filler are sieved & refined to manufacture Quartz Slabs using this Quartz aggregates & powder (90% - 94%), polyester resin (5 to 8%) and best quality pigments through a completely automated plant for precision in colour & design. These Quartz Slabs undergo a curing process for 24 hrs. The slabs are then calibrated & polished on a completely automated polishing line to deliver the final finished product.

Q.2

Is Kalingastone Engineered Quartz artificial or synthetic?

The composition of Kalingastone Engineered Quartz :- Natural Quartz aggregates (90% - 94%), polyester resin (5 to 8%) and pigments. As such this material is technically natural material, which is mixed and compressed using state of art technology. Hence the term “Engineered Quartz” / “Reconstituted Quartz”

To know the difference between KalingaStone Engineered Quartz and Natural Granite click here

Q.3

What is size of the Kalingastone Engineered Quartz Slab?

Kalingastone Composite Quartz slab is available in 3 different sizes as under :

1) Standard slab size - 315 cm x 145 cm

2) Jumbo slab size - 325 cm x 165 cm ( against order )

3) Super Jumbo slab size - 335 cm x 200 cm ( against order)

Q.4

What are differences in thickness available for Kalingastone Engineered Quartz slabs?

Standard thickness for Kalingastone Engineered Quartz slabs for India is - 12/15/20/30 mm.

Q.5

What are the different applications where Kalingastone Engineered Quartz can be used?

Kalingastone Engineered Quartz Series is an apt substitute for natural marble / granite and as such can be used for all applications wherein natural marble / granite can be used viz ; flooring, wall cladding, kitchen counter tops, vanity tops, furniture application, washrooms, door jambs & framing and window sills etc.

Q.6

Can Kalingastone Engineered Quartz Series sustain in high traffic area / public areas?

Yes. Kalingastone Engineered Quartz is suitable for high traffic area due to its excellent surface hardness and high scratch resistance qualities & can be used for large scale Residential / Commercial Projects, Hospitals, Education Institutes, Malls, Airports, Metro Station etc.

Q.8

Should Kalingastone Engineered Quartz be installed using Adhesives or cement – mortar?

We recommend use of proper Adhesives only for installation of Kalingastone Engineered Quartz for all applications. However, it is strongly recommended to read the Installation guide to install Kalingastone Engineered Quartz correctly. Use of cement – mortar is not recommended for laying Quartz.

To know more about the installation guidelines, click here

Q.9

How easy it is to maintain Kalingastone Engineered Quartz flooring?

Kalingastone Engineered Quartz flooring requires simple maintenance.

To know about more about the maintenance guidelines, click here

Q.10

Is Kalingastone Engineered Quartz suitable for Kitchen Counters?

Yes. Kalingastone Engineered Quartz Slabs are one of the most suitable product for Kitchen Counter top.

Q.11

Is Kalingastone Engineered Quartz suitable for Exterior Wall Cladding?

A. Kalingastone Engineered Quartz in lighter tones with a textured surface other than polished may be used for exterior wall cladding. The recommended installation guidelines for the same will be shared on request.

To know more about the Installation guidelines for Exterior Wall Claddings, click here

Q.12

What is the recommended size for installing the Kalingastone Engineered Quartz series?

Depends on the area of installation. If for flooring, then it is recommended to use in small sizes. If for Wall Cladding, then full slabs can be cladded. For kitchen / island tops also full length can be used.

Q.13

Can one use Honed Finish Kalingastone Engineered Quartz for flooring?

Yes. It can be installed on the floor.

However, the installation must be done using grout as the surface should not be polished post installation to retain the finish on the surface of the quartz. Moreover, in case of polished surfaces also, it is recommended to use grout as the surface should not be polished post installation to retain the finish on the surface of the quartz.

To know more about the installation guidelines for floors, click here

Q.14

Can one re-polish Kalingastone Engineered Quartz?

Kalingastone Engineered Quartz slabs come pre-polished as standard. But Kalingastone Quartz Slabs cannot be re-polished.

However, only the edges of cut to size quartz slab can be re-polished, if required, to get a desired finish.

Q.15

What are the advantages of using Kalingastone Engineered Quartz ?

The advantages of using Kalingastone Engineered Quartz are :

a. Natural Looking designs: The Kalingastone Engineered Quartz slabs are inspired from natural marble / granite and as such combine benefits of technology while retaining the aesthetics and glamour of natural marble / granite . It blends the aesthetic beauty of Marble with Practicality of Tiles.

b. Consistency: Large quantities of uniform design and aesthetics can be consistently provided within short time making it ideal for large projects in terms of time and cost savings.

c. Ready to install Option: We can supply cut to size as per the client requirements and saving him additional labour / time and delay at site, which ultimately results in large cost savings.

d. Minimum wastage: Slab sizes are standard thus grid planning can be accurate and wastage is minimized.

e. Strength & Easy Maintenance: Compared to other natural stone, Kalingastone Engineered Quartz has better compressive strength and is easier to maintain.

Q.16

Is Kalingastone Engineered Quartz an Eco Friendly product?

Since 90-94% of its component is Recycled Natural Quartz aggregates & Kalingastone Engineered Quartz minimises wastage, it qualifies as an Eco Friendly product.

Q.17

How is Kalingastone Engineered Quartz better than Natural Granite?

(Refer Comparison Chart Between Kalingastone Engineered Quartz v/s Natural Granite)

Q.18

Can one place hot utensils / vessels on Kalingastone Engineered Quartz surfaces?

We should avoid keeping hot vessels / utensils directly on Kalingastone Quartz kitchentop. Instead we should use Coasters.

Q.19

Can one use acidic / alkaline cleaner for cleaning / maintenance of Kalingastone Engineered Quartz surface ?

We recommend to use neutral pH cleaners only. However, we recommend using ‘cif’ Cleaning Cream for general cleaning.

Q.20

Can one allow plastic surface protection sheet as it is after installation of Kalingastone Engineered Quartz Slabs ?

We should remove plastic surface protection sheet from surface of Kalingastone Quartz slabs with few days after installation.

Plastic sheet is only for purpose of surface protection during handling.

Q.21

What precaution should one take before cutting Kalingastone Engineered Quartz Slabs ?

Just check the shade of the different slabs before cutting. So, there is no batch variation.

Q.1

What is Engineered Terrazzo & how it is manufactured?

Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo is manufactured using high grade white and coloured marble lumps and marble aggregate selected from the best marble quarries. These lumps are crushed in different sizes and refined to manufacture blocks using this Marble powder (90% - 94%), polyester resin (5 to 8%) and best quality pigments through a completely automated plant for precision in colour & design. These Terrazzo blocks undergo a natural curing process for 7 days and are subsequently cut into slabs like natural marble. The slabs are then calibrated & polished on a completely automated polishing line from Simec – Italy to deliver the final finished product.

Q.2

Is Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo artificial or synthetic ?

The composition of Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo is Marble Chips and Marble Powder (90% - 94%), polyester resin (5 to 8%) and pigments. As such this material is technically engineered natural material, which is reinforced and enhanced using state of art technology to eliminate the inconsistencies naturally found in stone. Hence, the term “Engineered Terrazzo” / “Reconstituted Terrazzo”

Q.3

What is the size of a Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo Slab?

Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo slab is of a standard size of 304 cm x 125 cm.

Q.4

What are the differences in thickness available in Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo slabs?

Standard thickness for Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo slabs for India is 18mm and 15mm. For European & USA Market, it is 20mm. Custom thickness range (15mm to 50mm) can be manufactured on request subject to conditions of MOQ.

Q.5

What are the different applications areas for Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo can be used?

Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo Series is an apt substitute for natural marble/ Cement based Terrazzo Tiles / Insitu Terrazzo and as such can be used for all applications, wherein natural marble can be used namely flooring, cladding, vanity tops, furniture application, washrooms, door framing and window sills etc.

Q.6

Can Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo Series sustain in high traffic area / public areas?

Yes, Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo can be used for large scale Residenctial/ Commercial Projects, Hospitals, Education Institutes, Malls, Airports, Metro Station etc.

Q.8

Should Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo be installed using Adhesives or cement – mortar?

We recommend use of proper Adhesives for installation of Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo for flooring. It may also be installed using the conventional cement mortar method. However, it is strongly recommended to read the Installation guide to install Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo correctly.

Q.9

How easy it is to maintain Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo flooring?

Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo flooring requires simple maintenance. To know more about the maintenance guidelines, click here

Q.10

Is Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo suitable for Kitchen Counters?

We have another product category “Kalingastone Quartz Series”, which is most suitable for Kitchen Counters.

Q.11

Is Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo suitable for Exterior Wall Cladding ?

Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo in lighter tones with a texture / finish on the surface other than polished may be used for exterior wall cladding. To know more about the recommended installation guidelines, click here

Q.12

What is recommended size for installation of Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo series?

It is recommended to optimize the size to 120 cm x 100 cm or lesser so as to minimize wastage, ease of handling and to ensure perfect installation.

Q.13

(a) Can one use Honed Finish Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo in flooring ?

Yes. It can be installed on the floor. However, the installation must be done using grout as the surface should not be polished post installation to retain the finish on the surface of the marble.

To know more about the recommended installation guidelines for the floor, click here

Q.13

(b) Can one use Honed / Distress / Urban Finish / River Wash Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo in Wall Cladding ?

Yes. It can be installed in the wall cladding. However, the installation must be done using grout / ‘V’ Groove as the surface should not be polished post installation to retain the finish on the surface of the marble.

Q.14

Is Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo Re-Polishable?

Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo slabs come pre-polished as standard. However, since it is homogenous body and properties are similar to natural marble, it can be re-polished when required. If installed properly as per the installation guide, then you can avoid cost of re-polishing of material.

Q.15

What are the advantages of using Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo?

The advantages of using Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo are :

a. Natural Looking designs: The Kalingstone Terrazzo slabs are inspired from ancient Terrazzo and as such combine benefits of technology while retaining the aesthetics and glamour of ancient Terrazzo / Mosaic Tiles. It blends the aesthetic beauty of Marble with Practicality of Tiles.

b. Consistency: Large quantities of uniform design and aesthetics can be consistently provided within short time making it ideal for large projects in terms of time and cost savings.

c. Ready to install Option: We can supply cut to size as per the client requirements and saving him additional labour / time and delay at site, which ultimately results in huge cost savings.

d. Minimum wastage: Slab sizes are standard. Thus, grid planning can be accurate and wastage can be minimized to the range of 5% - 7%.

e. Strength & Easy Maintenance: Compared to other marble products, Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo has better compressive strength and is easier to maintain. Unlike tiles, which have to be replaced, if damaged, being a marble product it can be repaired.

Q.16

Is Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo an Eco Friendly product?

Since 90-94% of its component is Recycled Natural Marble aggregates & Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo minimises wastage, it qualifies as a Green & Eco Friendly product.

Q.17

How is Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo better than Cement Based Terrazzo Tiles/ Insitu Cement Based Terrazzo ?

KalingStone Engineered Terrazzo requires minimal maintenance and can be used in high traffic regions while maintaining a glossy look. To know about the difference between Kalingastone Engineered Terrazzo better than Cement Based Terrazzo Tiles/ Insitu Cement Based Terrazzo, click here

Q.1

WHAT IS ENGINEERED MARBLE & HOW IT IS MADE ?

Kalingastone Engineered Marble is made by using high grade white marble aggregrates / lumps from Vietnam white / Makrana white quarry and then crushing them in the required size particle and then a Engineered Marble Block is made by mixing this Marble powder ( 90 - 94%) and bounded with polyester resin (5 to 8% ) and imported Pigments for colour & design in a mixer and a whole marble block is made and created .

This Marble block after 7 days of natural curing is then cut into slabs under Gangsaw and then grinded / calibrated & polished on latest state of art Simec –Italy polishing line .

Q.2

IS KALINGASTONE ENGINEERED MARBLE ARTIFICIAL OR SYNTHETIC ?

Kalingastone Engineered Marble is not Artificial or Synthetic Marble as it is made from 90-94% Natural Marble aggregates .

World over this product is known by different names such as Engineered Marble / Composite Marble / Agglomerated Marble / Re-constituted Marble .

Q.3

What is minimum and maximum size of a Kalingastone Marble Slab ?

Kalingastone Marble slab is of a standard size of 304 cm x 125 cm .

Q.4

What are the differences in thickness available in Kalingastone Engineered Marble slabs ?

The standard thickness available in the Domestic market are 18 mm / 15 mm. However, 20mm / 12mm can also be supplied on specific requirements and order .

Since this is a block technology, we can cut the block and supply any thickness from minimum 12 mm to maximum 50 mm depending upon the client’s specific requirements.

Q.5

What are the different applications ares where Kalingastone Engineered Marble can be used ?

Kalingastone Engineered Marble can be used on flooring, wall cladding, bathrooms, staircase, Lift Lobbies, Vanity counters, Table tops, Window Sills, Door Jamb etc.

Q.6

Can Kalingastone Engineered Marble be used in Residence, Commercial, High Traffic area for flooring , wall cladding and other applications ?

Yes, Kalingastone Engineered Marble can be used for Residence projects , Commercial projects, Hospitals, Education Institutes, Shopping Mall, Airports, Metro station etc . It is suitable product for flooring for High Traffic area like Shopping Malls / Airports etc.

Q.7

Can we use Kalingastone Engineered Marble for kitchen countertops?

No, we do not recommend Kalingastone Engineered Marble for kitchen counter tops but we recommend the usage of only Kalingastone Engineered Quartz for kitchen countertops.

Q.8

Can one use Kalingastone Engineered Marble in Exterior Wall Cladding ?

We recommend the usage of Kalingastone Engineered Marble in lighter shades only along with a finish on the surface like leather or distress finish. Most importantly with correct installation techniques followed.

Q.9

Can one install Kalingastone Engineered Marble just like natural marble with seamless joints?

The international installation guidelines recommend a minimum 3-5 mm grout after each tile and an expansion joint of 8-10 mm after every 5 metres. However, we can install Kalingastone Engineered Marble with seamless joint, but we have to take some precautions e.g. :

(a) Provision of 10 mm gap below skirting and to insert a suitable backer rod to accommodate thermal expansion of the product.

(b) For seamless joints we recommend to fill matching epoxy (Transparent Resin + Matching Pigment i.e. marble powder + Hardener).

In seamless joint concept, to make the levels meet, the flooring may be required to be re-polished.

In large area like shopping mall flooring or big Hall etc, an expansion joint of 8-10 mm is recommended after every 5 metres.

Q.10

Can one lay Kalingastone Engineered Marble with full slab size in flooring ?

We do not recommend laying full size slab on the floor. We recommend ideal sizes like 60 cm x 60 cm / 60 cm x 120 cm / 100 cm x 120 cm to get optimum recovery from the slab.

Q.11

Can Kalingastone Engineered Marble be installed on flooring with Adhesive or with cement – sand ?

We recommend to use proper Adhesive for installation of Kalingastone Engineered Marble for flooring.

However, for interiors flooring , you can also adopt cement – sand system for installation with proper expansion joints below the skirting with backer rod and also expansion joints every 5 metres in large expanse flooring.

To know more about the installation guidelines, click here

Q.12

Can one use Kalingastone Engineered Marble in a large area of mega mall etc. ?

Yes, you can install our Kalingastone Engineered Marble in a large expanse, but apart from provision of prescribed gap of 10 mm below skirting, you are required to have a provision of expansion joint of approx. 6 mm width at every 5 metre in which you will provide a suitable backer rod and Silicone Sealant to accommodate thermal expansion of product.

Q.13

Can one use Honed / Leather finish Kalingastone Engineered Marble in flooring ?

Yes, but care should be taken that there must not be any undulations at joints. Instead a provision of 2-3 mm joint width may be recommended to overcome this particular problem which may likely to occur.

Q.14

Can one use polished marble and a different finish marble in combination in flooring ?

It can be used but it will create a challenge whenever the marble flooring needs to be re-polished.

Hence, we recommend one type of finish (either polished or a different finish) should be used in flooring, because after certain period, the flooring may have to be polished, but it wouldn't be possible to do so.

Q.15

Can one use Kalingastone Engineered Marble and Quartz stone in combination in flooring.

It is not advisable to lay Kalingastone Engineered Marble and Kalingatsone Engineered Quartz in combination in flooring, because the quartz stone is not re-polishable.

Q.16

Can Kalingastone Engineered Marble be used in Bathroom flooring ?

Kalingastone Engineered Marble can be used in the bathroom, but care has to be taken that no acidic cleaner etc. should be used on it / or clean it . We recommend to use neutral pH cleaner for cleaning and maintaining the marble.

Q.17

As Kalingastone Marble comes as a pre-polished slab, does it need to be re-polished after laying the marble slab?

If Kalingastone Engineered Marble is installed with proper grout between every tile and if while laying itself, we recommend :

(a) To remove excessive white cement mortar / Excessive Adhesive paste,

(b) To remove lamination plastic film next day of laying and

(c) To properly cover the flooring with thick PVC protection sheet , while other agencies are working on site, then you can avoid re-polishing.

However, if you have installed with seamless joints and if the flooring is not protected properly, while other agencies are working, you may require to repolish the marble.

Q.18

What are the advantages of Kalingastone Engineered Marble ?

The advantages and USP of Kalingastone Engineered Marble are as under:

1) Unique colour and designs can be created.

2) Large quantities can be provided within short time making it ideal for large projects in terms of time and cost savings.

3) We can supply cut to size as per the client requirements and saving him additional labour / time and delay at site, which ultimately results in huge cost savings.

4) Minimum wastage (if the cutting is planned, then wastage can be contained within 5 to 7% maximum).

Q.19

Why is KalingStone Engineered Marble widely used ?

(a) Repeatability: The same colour and design can be manufactured over and over again over a period of time with minimum variation.

(b) Consistency & Uniformity: The material can be supplied in numerous range of colours with consistency & uniformity in physical, mechanical and visual characteristics.

(c) Uniqueness of Colour & Pattern: As Engineered Marble is a technologically reconstituted material; new materials can be created with visual characteristics that are not available in nature.

(d) Variety of Finishes: Engineered Marble slabs are available with several surface finishes in every colour in the range.

(e) Easy to Maintain : Engineered Marble is much easier to maintain than tile or natural surfaces.

(f) Versatility and Durability : Engineered Marble is a popular option for tabletops, shower basins, whirlpools, back splashes and vanities. With proper care, quality engineered marble can maintain its elegant look for a longer period of time.

Q.20

Is Kalingastone Engineered Marble a Green Product & Eco Friendly product ?

Since Kalingastone Engineered Marble minimises wastage & 90-94% of its component is Recycled Natural Marble aggregrates and hence it qualifies as a Green product & Eco Friendly product.

Q.21

How is the installation process of Kalingastone Engineered Marble ?

It is a very easy installation.

To know more more about the installation guidelines for Wall Claddings, click here

To know more about the installation guidelines for flooing, click here

Q.22

How easy it is to maintain Kalingastone Engineered Marble flooring ?

It is very easy to maintain the Kalingastone Engineered Marble flooring.

To know about the maintenance guidelines, click here

Q.23

How does one install Kalingastone Engineered Marble on Plywood / Bison Panel in wall cladding ?

For installation of our Kalingastone Engineered Marble on Plywood/ Bison Panel, we don't recommend to use araldite, but we recommend to use only PU base adhesive on properly secured marine plywood. To know more about the installation guidelines, click here

Q.24

How is Kalingastone Engineered Marble is better than others?

To know about the difference between KalingaStone Engineered Marble and others, click here

Q.25

How our Kalingastone Engineered Marble is better than Natural Marble ?

To know about the difference between KalingaStone Engineered Marble and Natural Marble, click here