Have you ever questioned where your natural stone tile comes from? Here at Opustone we are often asked about the benefits of one stone over the other, its origins and even the history of the material. This summer, Opustone invites you to explore the history and craft of natural stones as we jet set you around the world.
While the first use of stones in building shelters and structures can’t be traced, the first quarries are believed to originate in the Aswan area of Egypt. Back then, quarries were mined with simple tools like hammers, picks, and chisels made of stone bronze or iron. From these early quarries, man was able to extract high quantities of natural stone to be used to make incredible lasting impressions for years to come. Now that summer is in full effect, there is no better time to escape the every day and explore the world’s stone monuments that have inspired humans for thousands of years.