Marble & Onxy
Marble is an metamorphic rock stone found in the mountainous regions of Pakistan and around the world. Marble quarried in Pakistan, China, Italy, and Spain represents the global marble, in terms of volume, that is utilized worldwide. Because of its beauty and elegance, marble is a popular choice for floors, foyers, countertops, fireplace facings and walls, hearths & windowsills.
Marble's inherent warmth, adds a sophisticated warmth to the area in which they are installed. Its naturally random appearance, engineering characteristics, and ease of maintenance makes it a premium choice for floors, table tops, wainscot, floors,wall claddings, table tops & vanity tops. Marbles are well suited for wet area, which extends the versatility of this material to include tub and showers.
The calcite crystal is the building block of true marble's. The calcite crystal is vulnerable by mild acids, including the ones found in kitchen and bar . Selecting marble for these utilities should be aware, and accepting the maintenance and patina is anticipated with above combination.
Often mistaken for marble is serpentine, which is actually magnesium-silicate based as opposed to calcite based. As a result of the different mineralogy and whole rock chemistry of serpentine, it exhibits greater acid resistance and abrasion resistance than does a true marble. These properties make serpentine a common choice for both kitchen counter and exterior application.
Onyx is often mixed with marbles, but it is a quite different rock type. Onyx is a sedimentary rock, found as stalactites and stalagmites in the cave interior's. This formation results in the crypto crystal line construction of the rock, and it is the size and uniformity of these crystals that contribute to classic translucent of most onyx varieties.