Name of the stone: Weiberner Tuff
Stone type: tuff
Color: light gray and brown
Quarry location: Quarry location: Mendig, Eifel mountains, Germany, near Cologne
Description of the stone: Tuff is a porous stone and therefore light and easy to work. It originates from volcanic eruptions when hot magma is hurled into the air and cools after returning to the ground. In the Eifel mountains, the tuff layers around the former volcanoes may reach nearly 100 m thickness giving an idea how much material from inside the Earth the geological forces bring up.
Peculiarities of the stone: Weiberner has been a well-known building material for centuries. The latest innovation from Mendiger Basalt company is Tuffkania: tuff ashlars which can be composed (with or without mortar) to walls for gardening or landscaping. Apart from custom-made dimensions, the standard sizes are 50 x 20 x 15 cm and 25 x 20 x 15 cm with 2 or 3 sides split.
Application: interior and exterior, building and gardening
Finishes: sawn, polished, bush-hammered, fluted, brushed and more.
Frost resistant: Yes
Company: Since 1995, we from Mendiger Basalt company are the competent contact for natural stones from the Eifel mountains. The diversity of our product range, state-of-the-art quarrying and production facilities, and the know-how of our employees guarantee that you can continue to rely on us.
Contact: Mendiger Basalt, Schmitz Naturstein GmbH & Co. KG, Ernst-Abbe-Straße 2, D-56743 Mendig