Classic Black limestone

Raw Stone

Classic Black (also called Shaolin Black) is a popular black limestone quarried in Henan province.

  • Classic Black limestone mined in open surface

    Classic Black limestone is mined in an open surface called surface mining.

  • flat open mining face

    This is exactly the flat open mining surface.

  • annual output about 20,000 cubic meters

    The annual output from the quarry is about 20,000 cubic meters.

  • area about 30,000 square meters

    The quarry and block area covers about 3,000 square meters.


Stone Tile

Classic Black tiles can be supplied with the following stone surfaces: Sawn, Polished, Honed/Matte, Shot-Blasted Antique Brushed, Flamed, Bush Hammered, and Natural Split.

Standard Tile Dimensions

  • 100x100x10mm
  • 75x150x10mm
  • 150x150x10mm
  • 305x305x10mm
  • 305x610x10mm
  • 406x406x10mm
  • 610x610x10mm
  • 500x1000x15mm

Typical Stone Finishes

Below are the 9 typical finishes we can apply to Classic Black limestone surface.

  • 3 types of stone finishes

    The 3 finishes (left to right): 'Shot-Blasted', 'Saw Cut' and 'Flamed + Brushed'.

  • 3 types of stone finishes

    The 3 finishes (left to right): 'Honed + Tumbled', 'Honed' and 'Acid + Brushed'.

  • 3 types of stone finishes

    The 3 finishes (left to right): 'Antique Brushed', 'Honed' and 'Polished'


Antique Brushed Tiles

  • patterned antique brushed paving tiles

    Classic Black patterned antique brushed paving tiles

  • patterned antique brushed paving

    Classic Black patterned antique brushed paving tiles

  • trimmed with broken edges

    Classic Black patterned tiles all trimmed with broken edges

  • Classic Black made antiqued bricks

    Classic Black limestone made antiqued bricks

  • Classic Black made antiqued bricks

    Classic Black limestone made antiqued bricks


Portfolio

  • interior polished floor tile

    Classic Black interior polished floor tiles

  • exterior antique brushed paving tiles

    Classic Black exterior antique brushed paving tiles in specific pattern


Drizzled

We call this fine grooved finish a 'drizzled' because the finished stone has a hazy look like a drizzle in Autumn.

  • Drizzled (fine grooved) stone tiles

    Drizzled (fine grooved) stone tiles

  • Drizzled (fine grooved) stone tiles

    Drizzled (fine grooved) stone tiles

  • Drizzled (fine grooved) stone tiles

    Drizzled (fine grooved) stone tiles


Portfolio

  • drizzled tile as stepping stone

    'drizzled-top' tiles are used as the stepping stones.


Stone Cladding

Stone Panel

Split

  • Classic Black panel split finish Z type size 600x150x15-25mm

    Classic Black panel split finish Z type size 600x150x15-25mm


  • Classic Black panels split top

    Classic Black panels with split top

  • Classic Black panels split top

    Classic Black panels with split top


Honed

  • Classic Black panel honed finish size 600x150x15-25mm

    Classic Black panel honed finish, thin & thick scattered, size 600x150x15-25mm


  • Classic Black panels honed top

    Classic Black panels honed top, thin & thick scattered, in & out style


Shot Blasted

  • Classic Black shot-blasted narrow-strip- panels

    Classic Black shot-blasted narrow-strip- panels, thin & thick scattered, in & out style


Flamed + Split

  • Classic Black panel mixed finishes

    Classic Black panel mixed with flamed and split


Composable Long-strip Walling Stone

These stone pieces are called Composable Long-strip Format Walling stone because they are not arranged and glued in the usual way of a standard 600x150mm size panel.

In stead, stones are supplied in strip-style pieces that have variable lengths of 150/ 300/450/600 mm, and fixed heights of 50/100/150 mm, as the below diagram.

  • composable strip specification

These variations make the stone pieces composable and flexible at the construction site where they can be arranged in variable sequences. Builders are encouraged to try different combinations until a unique and satisfactory arrangement is reached.

Composable stone strips, not only varied in sizes, but they can be done with 2 or more different top finishes to blend as well.

Flamed + Split

In the following projects, the 2 specified finishes are flamed + split. A recommended proportion for this type is 30% of flamed (20 mm thick) mixed with 70% of split (20-30 mm thick).

This distinctive design of strip wall cladding is best for the exterior wall of a villa project or similar.

  • Composable long-strip cladding stone

    Composable long-strip cladding stone

  • Composable long-strip cladding stone

    Composable long-strip cladding stone


Portfolio

  • Building facade with composable stone strips, mixed of flamed + split

    Building facade done with composable stone strips, mixed of flamed + split.


  • gatepost composable stone strips, mixed of both flamed + split, columns

    Gatepost done with composable stone strips, mixed of flamed + split.


Split

  • Split/rockfaced long-strip cladding stone

    Split/rockfaced long-strip cladding stone


Portfolio

  • Split long-strip masonry bricks wall cladding

    Split finish long-strip masonry bricks wall cladding

  • Split long-strip wall cladding, sealed and appears darker in color

    Split long-strip stone wall cladding, sealed and appears darker in color


  • split finish strip-stylemasonary brick for column

    Split finish strip-style masonry bricks are used to build the column.


Loose Wall Cladding Stone - Flat & Corner

Stone cladding is a thin layer of real stone applied to a building or other structure as a protective and decorative covering for walls and surfaces. Real stone wall cladding is a natural stone that has been quarried and used as individual pieces which give virtually endless possibilities to create random patterns and designs. They can be used not only on internal, external walls and facade, but in landscaping applications as well such as garden walls, patios, paths and stairs. Natural stone cladding can be dry staked, pointed with mortar, to be mechanical fixed or adhered to substrates.

We are supplying a unique format of wall cladding stones which use a continuous horizontal layer of stone tiles that are cut in 4 specified heights and random lengths to achieve a sophisticated stone wall finish. The cut-to-size stone is cropped by guillotine machine to get a textured split face, and it's sawn at the back allowing quick and efficient fixing to wall surfaces using proprietary adhesive. The edges are hand dressed for an pleasing feel and they are tumbled to remove sharp edges. The coursed stone is generally fixed without any mortar to achieve a dry stone effect.

Flat/Slip

  • slip/flat pieces

    slip/flat pieces size L(100-400) x H(50/75/100/150) x T(20-30)mm

  • Stone Flats/Slips arranged in a coursed dry stone effect

    Stone Flats/Slips arranged in a coursed dry stone effect

  • Stone Flats/Slips arranged in a coursed dry stone effect

    Stone Flats/Slips arranged in a coursed dry stone effect


Corner/Quoin

  • quoin/corner pieces

    quoin/corner pieces size L(150+100) x H(50/75/100/150) x T(20-30)mm


Portfolio

  • Parapet loose pieces flats corners

    Parapet wall covered by Classic Black loose pieces of flats & corners

  • gateposts loose slip quoins

    Gateposts clad with Classic Black loose pieces of slips & quoins


  • table stand loose stone cladding

    This dining table standing wall is covered by Classic Back loose stone pieces.


Crater Top Cladding

Crater is a new style we managed to apply to stone surface which looks as bumpy as meteorite craters on moon's surface.

Flat/Slip

These crater finish wall cladding flats and slips are supplied in random size of L(150-600) x H(200/300/400) x T20-30mm

  • Flat pieces with crater finish

    Flat pieces with crater finish


  • Flat pieces with crater finish

    Flat pieces with crater finish


Portfolio

  • crater finish, antique style

    Crater finish stones are used in this case to create an attractive antique style.


Stoneware

Classic Black limestone is an ideal stone material to make window sill, stair treads, table tops and etc. Stone stair treads can last for decades, require little to no maintenance. We produce custom size stone wares.

We have 3 typical surface options for stoneware surfaces. They are Polished/Matt, Sawn Flamed and Rockfaced.

For sawn thermal finish the stone is sawn and then flamed to create a textured finish which is for anti-skidding purpose.

Rockface is done by splitting & chiselling of the stone and this gives a natural, irregular face to the stone face.

  • sawn thermal stair tread

    Stair tread with sawn & thermal finish to the top and edges.

  • sealed sawn thermal stair tread

    Sealed with waterproof interface agent, the sawn thermal tread turns into darker black.

  • split rockface stair tread

    Stair tread with rockfaced stair top and long edge.

  • polished stair tread

    Stair tread with polished top and edge.

  • polished stair tread sealed

    Polished stair treads sealed and wrapped with ropes ready for packaging.

  • honed top stair tread

    Long stair tread with honed finish top.

  • Curved Coping stone

    Curved Coping stone with chiseled & pitted top

  • ink-stone shape monument

    ink-stone shape monument

  • Stone -itself-cut window sills

    Stone -itself-cut window sills

  • Stone -itself-cut window sill

    Stone -itself-cut window sill, sealed appearing darker


CNBM International Corporation - Natural Stone Material Division

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