The effect of using different polymer and cement based materials in pore filling applications on technical parameters of travertine stone

Demirdag S.

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, vol.23, no.1, pp.522-530, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The usage of marbles as a natural building and facing stone shows a gradually rising trend in civil sector all over the world. Due to natural motion, structure of marbles consists of many cracks and holes during formation of rocks. Cracks and holes in the marbles generally increase the wastage ratio and operating costs during production of marbles. Normally, the color consistency, brightness of the colors, hardness, strength, non-porous smooth surface as a hygienic structure are desired properties in the usage of flooring and facing stones.