Kotastone is a naturally available, fine-grained variety of limestone originated from Kota, Rajasthan. Its alluring natural look, durability and low cost makes it the most extensively usedmaterialin both the interiors and exteriors of houses and commercial areas. Kota is well known for its shiny appearance andcharming colours, and ages beautifully over time. It is available in different shapes and sizes and can easily blend with any home decor. In fact, the material is quite an asset in the construction industry in terms of its unique characteristics it possess.

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Advantages of Kotastone

  • It is not water absorbent and is anti-slip hence is the most perfect and hygienic flooring for humid areas.
  • The stone can be polished again if a fresh appearance is desired.
  • Kota is resistant enough to fit to any climatic conditions – dry, humid or cold.
  • It forms a heavy cum strong base for kitchen countertops. In many cases granite or marble slab counters are fixed on top of the Kota stone base.
  • It is economical, easily available and most durable natural stone available.
  • It is a very good reflector of heat making it comfortable to walk on.
  • They are available in slabs and tiles form and extremely cost effective as compared to other stones.
  • It is economical, easily available and most durable natural stone available.

Disadvantages of Kotastone

  • It is not available in big slab sizes like marble or granite. Kota is a variety of limestone which is very fragile hence it is available in smaller sizes.
  • Kota is not acid and alkali resistant and can be stained easily.
  • Continuous usage of Kota stone might result in flaking. However if it is well maintained and polished regularly flaking of the stone might be prevented.
  • Its surface finish is not so lustrous as marble or granite.
  • The stone does need regular maintenance but care should be taken not to drag heavy furniture over it.

Types of Kotastone

Interestingly, Kota Stones are available in different types, such as Kota Blue, Kota Brown, covings, bricks and cobbles.

  • Kota Blue stonecomes in various forms – polished tiles, tumbled tiles, natural bricks, cobbles, covings. They are available in bluish green that brings a soothing look in the home decor.
  • Kota Brown stone can be used both in exteriors and interiors, and available in the shade of yellow, green and brown.Kota Stone covings are used in the corners of the spaces like dairy industries, pharmaceutical, food industry where hygiene requirements are high and strict. The corners of these places are ignored spots,
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Kota Stone Flooring Advantages and Disadvantages
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Kota Stone Flooring Advantages and Disadvantages
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Kotastone is a naturally available, fine-grained variety of limestone originated from Kota, Rajasthan. Its alluring natural look, durability and low cost makes it the most extensively usedmaterialin both the interiors and exteriors of houses and commercial areas.
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Mukesh meena
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Naksh Stone
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