An Elite Product of Nature
Marble, formed from limestone with heat and pressure causing metamorphism over years in the earth's crust. This pressure forces the limestone to change in texture and composition. The process is called recrystallisation. Fossilised materials in the limestone, along with its original carbonate minerals, recrystallise and form large, coarse grains of calcite. It usually contains other minerals such as: clay minerals, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides and graphite.
Polishing marble rock will bring out the handsome grain properties of the rock. The various swirls and veins that are often found within marble can be attributed to various mineral impurities, such as:
Black veins (carbon impurities)
Red and yellow veins (iron oxides)
Green veins (mica and talc)
The end result of these different impurities can lead to unique and interesting colour combinations, like many other metamorphic rocks. While marble is quite susceptible to acidic fluids, it is extremely durable in dry climates.
With no two slabs identically the same, your design will be unique to your home.
There are different types of surfaces to choose from.
Honed Provides a matt low sheen gloss,
Polished Surfaces are smooth, emphasising the brilliant colours and grains of natural stone.
Marble Colour Swatch
Features and benefits
- Elite Aesthetic
- Exotic Origins
- Subtle Characteristics
- Endless design possibilities
Ideal uses include
- Kitchen benchtops
- Fire surrounds
- Shower lining