Marble is a limestone rock with medium hardness, formed by generally fine-grained crystals.
This composition allows to obtain exceptional results in the highly glossy finish.
It is especially indicated for internal use.
Stones and limestone
With the word «Stone» we usually mean materials whose features are different from other groups.
They are generally less polishable because they are softer.
They are especially suitable for internal use but some stones, in due thickness and natural hardness, are also suitable for external use.
Among the hardest stones, we find «pietra di Trani» and «pietra di Apricena», widely used in both external and internal places.
In this case, being very hard stones, they allow polishing with marble effects.
Volcanic rock with main siliceous component; for this reason, it is very hard.
Granites have high resistance to wear, abrasion and compression.
There are various color tones.
Aesthetically they are homogeneous, veined or with oriented designs.
Thanks to their composition, granites are durable both in external and internal places.
Very fine-grained limestone.
These stones are very valuable and they are used for wall coverings and decorative ornamental elements.
Their intrinsic feature of being backlit makes them one of the most valuable stones that can be used in interior design.
Crystals are those granites that have a much more particular and surprising structure.
We can define crystal as the strongest and most resistant granite there is, although its appearance may make us understand something else.
They are among the hardest and the most resistant materials there are, but also among the most valuable in the sector.
The most particular feature of these granites is that many of them can be backlit even with thicknesses of 2 cm, almost as if they were onyxes.
It is a porous limestone rock.
Travertines have various colors: white, beige-silver, yellow, red, dark walnut. Their washability is discreet: the surface can be finished smoothed, polished and other finishes.
They are recommended for internal and also for external places, as long as they are not very cold.
Very thin hard stones applied on a white marble support which, in this collection, are assembled together creating homogeneous and precious designs.
It is important to have some precautions: do not place them near intense heat sources and therefore they are not suitable for sudden changes in temperature. Therefore they are only recommended for external use.
They are among the most valuable rocks in the sector.
The mother- of-pearl is an organic gem consisting of protective layers of calcium carbonate that cover the inside of the shells of pearl oysters.
It is the same natural process and the same type of material of pearls and its formation requires a period of almost 10 years.
The wonderful iridescent colors seen in the mother-of-pearl are the result of the refraction of light on the various growth layers of the shell.
These large slabs are composed of selected examples of mother-of-pearl put together masterfully to bring out the natural beauty of the shell.
They are suitable for internal use and they are among the most valuable materials in the sector.
Several quartzites have physical-mechanical features similar to many types of granite.
They are very hard; they can often be used in similar external uses, depending on the type.
However they can be used in internal places; they are classified according to the color of the material itself.
With the evolution of technology, today we use natural quartz to also produce resistant and among the most valuable kitchen tops in the sector.
Technical quartz are composite and non-natural materials.
Their construction takes place in industrial plants that allow to mix quartz powders with coloring pigments, siliceous sands and polyester resins.
This solution allows the creation of uniform and compact surfaces widely used in the interior design sector.
The thicknesses and the sizes of the slabs produced vary from producer to producer, but in any case they are materials that can only be used in internal places.
Synthesized stones are materials which, in most cases, are produced with 100% natural materials.
Natural materials are often minerals deriving from stones, such as marble and granite, combined with minerals deriving from glass and silicon, as well as natural oxides that transform their color.
With the synthesis process, i.e. subjecting the minerals to extremely high temperatures and pressures, we obtain slabs that are highly resistant to shocks, abrasions, heat and absorption, of different thickness and size, which can be used both in internal and external places.
Porcelain stoneware is a material obtained through the sintering process of ceramic clays, feldspars, kaolins and sand (i.e. raw materials that are first ground, then finely atomized until we obtain a homogeneous particle size powder suitable for pressing).
In our sector, this type of product is created with important surfaces that even exceed 3.50 meters in length, thus allowing the creation of worktops for kitchens and bathrooms.