Today, big stone slabs are the most sought-after products in the natural stone industry. World of Stones USA has a range of offerings to furnish your diverse needs. Let’s know something in detail regarding stone slabs in the current post.

stone slabs

What Are Big Stone Slabs?

Wikipedia has defined the Stone Slab as a big stone, flat and of little thickness, almost rectangular in shape, and mainly used for paving floors, covering walls, or as headstones in the hardscape industry.

In the construction industry, big stone slabs have another term, Flagstone. Here, ‘Flaga’ means slab or chip, according to Flagstone in Wikipedia.

How Do the Big Stone Slabs Form?

There are two types of big stone slabs in use in the dimension industry: 

Natural Stone Slabs: 

As their name suggests, they made from natural rocks. They mostly excavated from the earth in stone quarries. The massive size of natural rocks cut into required sizes, thickness, and shapes to form natural stone slabs.

natural stone slab

Engineered Stone Slabs: 

As their name suggests, they made through an artificial process by mixing various ingredients. Molding can covert it in a defined shape & size.

Engineered Stone Slabs

 What Are the Sizes of Big Stone Slabs?

Natural stone mining, transit, and cutting technologies are highly advanced today.

So, we can get almost any required size for large stone slabs, and it depends on applications.

Big fences and countertops often exceed the typical paving sizes.

Sizes of Big Stone Slabs

What Are the Shapes of Big Stone Slabs?

Shapes of Big Stone Slabs

With the advent of the stone cutting technologies, we can cut natural stones in any possible size & shape. However, large stone slabs usually come into either square or rectangular shapes for paving, wall cladding, and other outdoor applications. It offers the freedom to designers to show their creativity in their pattern design.

What Are the Advantages of Big Stone Slabs?

Big stone slabs are not commonly used natural stone material in the dimension stone industry. However, there are increasing trends to lean over custom applications of big stone slabs to meet bespoke requirements. Here, the big stone slabs come with certain benefits. Let’s check some good advantages today. 

Economic Significance

In the stone industry, small-sized units are offering great convenience in transportation, storage, handling, and safety. However, small units also increase overall cutting, finishing, packing, installation, maintenance, and restoration costs throughout its lifecycle. 

Stonemasons have to take care of more grouts and edges while working with small stone pieces like stone tiles. More grouts mean more maintenance.

Contrary, big stone slabs, of course, need attention during transportation and handling during installation. However, the entire process becomes quick and cost-effective in terms of installation material usage and labor involved in the installation, maintenance, replacement, and restoration tasks.

Convenience

Kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, cabinet tops, and tabletops are some areas where wears & tears are high, frequent cleaning is mandatory, and aesthetic is a priority. The same goes true in high traffic areas in a home, including living room, kitchen, bathroom, porch, and façade area. 

In such areas, full-size stone slabs need cutting, cleaning & maintenance efforts along with improving overall appearance. Designers have the freedom to bring seamless, natural beauty to these vital elements. The big stone slabs always come with gorgeous grains, veins, fissures, and shades on a single piece of natural stone slab cut from a single rock. 

Finally, 

natural stones as a construction material

We are accustomed to common advantages of using natural stones as a construction material in your buildings via our previous blog Benefits of Natural Stones Flooring as well. 

What Are the Applications of Big Stone Slabs?

Big stone slabs have multitudes of applications. We can generally categories those in the following categories.

  • Indoor walling, flooring, & stairs, balconies made of stone slabs.
  • Outdoor Paving like patios, paths, driveways, and stepping stones
  • Outdoor headstones, façade, and washboards.
  • Walling like fences, wall covers, divider walls, and massive wall piers.
  • As the base of the fireplace, seat walls, and water features.
  • In religious altars, dolmens, gravestones, and memorials.
  • Countertops like kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, cabinet tops, and tabletops. In a single word, it is about gastronomy applications.
  • Dry stone walling also contains large stone slabs or irregular shapes and sizes.
  • Slatestone like natural stone slabs is often used in roofing.

Let’s get some visual clues of the different applications of big stone slabs in the field.

Big Stone Slabs in Indoor Paving & Walling:

indoor paving & walling

Limestone is an appropriate choice for interior use. Big stone slabs are covering walls and creating synergy with a beautiful floor paving theme.

Big Stone Slabs in Bathroom Countertops & Walling:

Bathroom Countertops & Walling

Bathroom countertops, vanity tops, floors, and walls are ideal design elements to apply big size stone slabs instead of small tiles. Fortunately, we know the ultimate benefits of it.

Big stone slabs are available in the appropriate shape, size, and custom edge profiles at WOSU. Check below.

Big Stone Slabs in Outdoor Steps:

Big Stone Slabs

Steps or mini-stairs are common elements in any garden or landscape design. Big stone slabs are ideal treads to use as a single piece element in a step design. 

Big stone slabs are available in the appropriate shape, size, and custom edge profiles at WOSU. Check below.

Natural Stone Steps - Sunset Buff

Natural Stone Steps – Sunset Buff

Natural Stone Steps - Castle Grey

Natural Stone Steps – Castle Grey

Big Stone Slabs in Outdoor Seat Wall & Stone Pier Caps:

_Outdoor Seat Wall

The seat wall has high utility value as outdoor furniture. Seat walls serve dual purposes, act as built-in furniture to seat on it and provide an aesthetically pleasant wall cap. Big stone slabs prove a unique element in this regard.

Pier caps are providing cover to make piers/columns stable and good looking at a time. Big stone slabs are ideal choices for garden walls and gate pillars.

Big stone slabs are available in the appropriate shape, size, and custom edge profiles at WOSU. Check below.

Seat Wall Top - Sedona Rustic

Stone Seat Wall Top – Sedona Rustic

Pier Caps - Sierra Blue

Pier Caps – Sierra Blue

Big Stone Slabs in Outdoor Patio Paving:

Stone Slabs in Outdoor Patio

Front-yard, Backyard, and garden patios are premium outdoor spaces where several kinds of recreational and utility activities are going on. Big slabs are an ideal choice for outdoor patio paving. 

It can bear child plays, barbeque, events, celebrations, and various parties with small to massive footprints. Big stone slabs keep patio matter of pride and increase the aesthetic values of the property.

Big stone slabs are available in the appropriate shape, size, and custom edge profiles at WOSU. Check below.

Premia Collection - Cloudy Black

Natural Stone Pavers – Premia Collection – Cloudy Black

Exotic Collection - Castle Grey

Natural Stone Pavers – Exotic Collection – Castle Grey

Big Stone Slabs in Outdoor Patio Paths:

Stone Slabs in Outdoor Patio Paths_

Outdoor walking paths and driveways always remain subject to heavy loads and weathering impacts. Big stone slabs are a natural choice to address such issues beautifully. 

Moreover, flagstones with regular/irregular shapes augment aesthetics and overall design to the next level. WOSU is offering consulting services to help you in making the right choice for your stone slabs in path design.

Big stone slabs are available in the appropriate shape, size, and custom edge profiles at WOSU. Check below.

Premia Collection - Sierra Blue

Natural Stone Pavers – Premia Collection – Sierra Blue

Exotic Collection - Teak

Natural Stone Pavers – Exotic Collection – Teak

Big Stone Slabs in Stepping Stone Paths:

Big Stone Slabs in Stepping Stone

Outdoor walking paths are more often in stepping stone design, particularly in garden design were walking barefoot in wet green grass can be an annoying experience. Streams, water features, and shallow water pools also have a kind of stepping stone to cross them. 

Round stepping stones, in most cases, come with irregular flagstones. Symmetrical shapes like square or rectangles, also providing a symmetrical path design.

Big stone slabs are available in the appropriate shape, size, and custom edge profiles at WOSU. Check below.

Stepping Stones - Sunset Buff

Stepping Stones – Sunset Buff

Stepping Stones - Castle Grey

Stepping Stones – Castle Grey

Big Stone Slabs in Countertops & Fireplace Base Design:

_Stone Slabs in Countertops & Fireplace

An outdoor kitchen is a kind of luxury, and a fireplace adds something more in it. Granites, quartzite, and sandstone are popular choices for kitchen countertops. A single piece of countertop or fireplace seating base is a preferable choice in big stone slab products.

Big stone slabs are available in the appropriate shape, size, and custom edge profiles at WOSU. Check below.

Natural Stone Slabs - Sunset Buff

Natural Stone Slabs – Sunset Buff

Natural Stone Slabs - Castle Grey

Natural Stone Slabs – Castle Grey

Big Stone Slabs in Swimming Pool Deck Paving:

Stone Slabs in Swimming Pool Deck

A swimming pool in your landscape is a great way to have relaxing ambiance and recreational activities. Flagstone is an ideal choice in the sense of utility and appearance. 

Big stone slabs are available in the appropriate shape, size, and custom edge profiles at WOSU. Check below.

Big Stone Slabs in Swimming Pool Coping:

Stone Slabs in Swimming Pool Coping

Swimming pool coping is a kind of attention to detail while designing a deck. Smooth edge profiles like bullnose, bevel, pencil, and others are safety measures as well besides giving an aesthetic look.

Big stone slabs are available in the appropriate shape, size, and custom edge profiles at WOSU. Check below.

Pool Coping Pavers - Imperial White

Pool Coping Pavers – Imperial White

Pool Coping Pavers - Ochre Yellow

Pool Coping Pavers – Ochre Yellow

Big Stone Slabs in Window Sills:

Stone Slabs in Window Sills

Window sills design becomes more than a mere utility when stone crafting and carving skills have applied.

Big stone slabs are available in the appropriate shape, size, and custom edge profiles at WOSU. Check below.

Windows Sills - Sierra Blue

Windows Sills – Sierra Blue

Windows Sills - Castle GreyWindows Sills – Castle Grey

Big Stone Slabs in Tabletops:

Big Stone Slabs in Tabletops

Outdoor furniture must be created from natural elements like natural rocks. A big stone slab can act as a whole piece solution for tabletops.

Big stone slabs are available in the appropriate shape, size, and custom edge profiles at WOSU. Check below.

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