MATERIALS

MATERIALS EXPERTS

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Sure, we know marble and granite from our area. But we’re also very passionate about our work and we study the best materials for our customers every day. What does that mean, though? It means that we work on around 1200 different materials, among which there are rocks, marbles, onyx, slates, granites, quartzite, marble agglomerates and synthetic resin.

MARBLE

From the ancient greek mármaros, or “to shine”: it’s the name given in ancient times toall rocks that could be polished. Marble is a crystalline rock used to build and decorate that’s mainly composed of two minerals: calcite and dolomite.

STONE

It’s a usually non-polishable rock divided in two main categories: rocks that are soft or flabby (such as, for instance, tufa and calcarenites) and hard or compact rocks (quartzites, slates, basalts). The Lessinia stone for instance, also known as Prun stone, is a typical example of the Verona province.

GRANITE

Granites are the most common intrusive igneous rocks of the earth’s crust, and they’re the result of magma’s slow cooling down. Although more difficult to process than marble, granite was already used in pre-dynastic Egypt for monuments, obelisks and monoliths.

ONYX

The “onyx stone”, as mentioned in Genesis, is also called alabaster in geology.
It’s a sedimentary rock derived from the precipitation of calcium carbonate underground. It’s often used in jewelry and interior decoration for floors and coverings.

TRAVERTINE

Travertine is a quite soft, non-polishable rock. It’s formed by sedimentation and comprises plant residues that create its typical cavities. It’s Ancient Rome’s building stone, used for instance on the Coliseum, Piazza Navona and many other Imperial architecture heritage sites.

CEMENT AND RESIN
AGGLOMERATES

Marble-cement and marble-resin are agglomerates obtained through prime marble granules mixing with cement or polyester resins. It features unique even colors and great resistance to abrasions, bending and impact. This makes it ideal for large surfaces, floors, stairs, windowsills and internal coverings.