What is Lightweight Natural StoneMark
Lightweight natural stone consists of a thin sheet of natural stone that has been attached to an aluminium or honeycomb panel. First, a 3mm thin sheet is cut from natural stone. This sheet is then secured to a 4mm aluminium or honeycomb panel, which results in a much lighter product. These lightweight stone panels are now ready to be fixed to walls, ceilings, furniture and other surfaces more quickly and much easier than traditional thick natural stone.
LIGHTWEIGHT NATURAL STONE
Today there are many so-called lightweight stone panels available from a number of suppliers. Most of these products are from China and are low quality plus they are not truly lightweight due to their overall thickness being on average 10mm thick with backing. Another thing to look out for is whether these Chinese copies have fixings and hangers for the application you require. Finally, does your application require an amount of product flexibility? Superyachts, lift cars, mobile homes and aircrafts all require a lightweight stone that has an amount of flexibility without cracking.
WHY IS LIGHTWEIGHT STONE A GREAT SOLUTION FOR DESIGNERS
This is where the fun comes in for interior designers, as these lighter panels are more versatile in possibilities of placement. Translucent stones such as onyx, semi-precious and a multitude of marbles can be further enhanced using backlighting. Lightweight natural stone is timeliness and elegant, there are no visible differences compared to traditional formats of stone. It is also stronger than traditional thicker stone. And most importantly, it’s easy to maintain.
WHY CHOOSE GRAMA BLEND LIGHTWEIGHT STONE PANELS
Grama Blend is the original lightweight stone manufacturer with its construction centre in Germany and most of its natural stone sourced from Italy. Grama Blend lightweight natural stone is a total of 7mm thick and is made up from a 4mm backing and an incredible 3mm stone top, making it the thinnest and lightest natural stone product on the market today. Grama Blend also offers the largest stone selection for lightweight applications which include, marble, granite, porcelain, onyx, semi-precious stone, polished concrete and much more. To see our full range of natural stone please see our lightweight stone selection.
Grama Blend also offers the market-leading solution for backlit stone including marble and onyx panels. We offer both custom fabrication of off the shelf backlit panels that are designed to be a plug and play solution.
If you need a lightweight stone construction for an application such as a piece of furniture, kitchen island, sinks, shower trays, lift button surrounds and retail display units, Grama Blend is the only company that can provide this service.
All of our fabrication and large sheet manufacturing is done at our production centre in Germany. Our backlit panels are constructed in the UK together with most of our bespoke construction. We have new offices for 2021 located in Wokingham, Berkshire in the south of the UK.
If you have any question regarding Grama Blend or lightweight stone and its applications please contact us via the contact us page on this website.