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.

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.

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How much is shipping?
Out of state customers need to pay transportation for stones from our shop to the job site. We will be glad to check pricing or customers may send a truck for pickup. Truck must be dock height and through common carrier.

What is your minimum order?
Walk in customers with an appointment can purchase without a minimum. Out of state customers minimum requirement of 50 sq ft plus crating charge of $100. Out of state customers are required to purchase current samples and confirm the material they choose before purchasing. If customers decides to purchase material we will gladly credit your order with the price paid for samples and shipping of samples.

Where can I get samples?
In the current available products is a link for purchasing samples.

Do you buy overage Jerusalem Stone from projects?
No. We do not buy leftovers from job sites.  For information Click Here.

Do you sell Jerusalem Stone scraps?
We keep a page for teachers and artists requesting small mosaics. All options available are prepackaged. For information Click Here.

I need just one tile for artwork.
It is very difficult to ship only one or two tiles. Custom wrapping, labor, materials, a custom size box ect. For details Click Here.

Help to match stone for repairs.
There are many quarries in Israel. Matching material from another supplier can be impossible. Every block cut from the quarry is a bit unique as all natural marble and stone. We have do not offer this service and kindly ask you to contact the factory or supplier where you purchased your material.  To our previous customers we are glad to help to the extent of our capabilities.

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