TOMBSTONES

Materials

Surface

in its natural state; unprocessed.

fissured longitudinally; natural appearance.

elongated notches or incisions that provides the stone a rustic appearance.

having surface indentations produced or appearing to have been produced by a special tool

high temperature treatment that granitic rocks’ surfaces are subjected in order to obtain a rough, cratered and vitreous surface. The final appearance of the stone is rustic.

roughen or clean (a surface) with a jet of sand driven by compressed air or steam.

polished but not shiny; rustic surface.

to cut the stone’s surface with a diamond teeth disc or steel strapping; the resulting surface is smooth but rough.

similar to the polishing process, but the surface is not shiny.

abrasive grain are applied with polishing machines, obtaining a smooth and shiny surface of the stone.

Layout

This is the most common type of gravestone in France. Several variations are available, in the shape of the headstone and/or the accesories. 1.Headstone 2.Tomb slab/ledger panel 3.Prayer stool 4. Smelle 5.Kerb 6.Flower pot.

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This is the most common type of gravestone in France. Several variations are available, in the shape of the headstone and/or the accesories. 1.Headstone 2.Tomb slab/ledger panel 3.Prayer stool 4. Smelle 5.Kerb 6.Flower pot.

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This is the most common type of gravestone in France. Several variations are available, in the shape of the headstone and/or the accesories. 1.Headstone 2.Tomb slab/ledger panel 3.Prayer stool 4. Smelle 5.Kerb 6.Flower pot.

As there is usual not to have any standards and in order to simplify the maintenance of the joints which are heavily exposed to weather, most monuments are build using industrial products: silicone paste, epoxy glue or polyster resin.

A strong mortar can also be made using 400 kg of hydraulic blinder for 1m3 of dry sand.