Frequently Asked Questions
What is Jerusalem Stone? Jerusalem Stone is a generic term describing natural stone material coming from areas from the Jordan River on the east to the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and from the southern port of Eilat on the Red Sea to the Galilee in the North. The gold colored stone is typically quarried near Mitzpe Ramon while the cream colored stone is typically quarried near Hebron, Israel.
How much absorption by weight, density, and flexural strength? Technical Information ASTM, Ramon Gold, Absorption by Weight% C97 value=0.78, Density in lbs./cu. ft C97 value=169 Flexural Strength psi C880-M value=1,248, Compressive Strength psi C170 value=11,490, Abrasion Resistance Hardness C241 value=10.5 and for additional information please contact us.
What is dolomite material? There are two general classifications of stone. The two classifications are siliceous and calcareous. Siliceous stones are composed of silica (SiO2) particles and are very durable. Examples are granite, slate and sandstone. Calcareous stones are composed mostly of calcium carbonate and are softer than the siliceous materials. Examples are marble, travertine and limestone. Jerusalem Stone is a dolomite which falls in the calcareous stone catagory. Dolomite stone (or Dolostone) are those which contain more than 50% carbonate minerals of which over half are dolomite minerals (calcium-magnesium carbonate). Dolomite is considered carbonate rock.
How is Jerusalem Stone installed?
The same as most natural marble or granite quarried material. Please check with you installer for details.
How do I clean Jerusalem Stone?
Soap and water. Jerusalem Stone is tough. It does not stain easily compared to travertine or many types of marble. Natural stone and marble cleaning supplies found at your local hardware stores is an other option if soap and water is not enough for deeper staining.
What type of sealer should I use?
Porous penetrating natural stone sealer available at your local hardware store.
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