Y. Arat


The natural stones stand at a significant point of human life from the existence of human-life to present time with their durable and persistent features. They have been used as an important construction material until the recent past. Although the production of marble material is widespread in Turkey, the conversion to the final case marble material is not observed prevalently. The aim of this study, the evaluation of the laminated marble material in terms of being used in architecture and the types of the advantages presented by the material are all listed at the end of the research. The results obtained from the architectural coating application carried out to examine the preferable reasons between marble and laminated marble are thought to have advantages in terms of flawless connection details, easy application, transportation and storage processes in comparison to the marble material for the case of coating surfaces with similar quality. The laminated marble material is more durable by the effect of 9 mm porcelain ceramic at the bottom than the traditional marble plate of 3 mm thickness and is nearly 50% lighter than the marble material having the same thickness and sizes with the laminated marble material that is clear that nearly 50% decrease in transportation costs will be expected. When viewed from this aspect, the new construction materials obtained by reconsidering and re-developing the natural materials in accompany with the innovativetechnological methods will contribute easy and eco-friendly to the architectural design-application projects especially in terms of easy application and utilization.


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Architecture, Coating application, Decoration, Laminated marble, Marble, Natural stone

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Arat, Y. (2016). An evaluation of alternative coating material laminated marble in Turkey. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 8(2), 1053–1062. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v8i2.920
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