THE COLOUR COLLECTION

Etrusco Dorato

Etrusco Dorato is, like Breccia Paradisea, from the quarry at Syriganë.  This is a rare and unusual brecciated limestone which caused quite a stir when first shown to customers in 2015. 

Visually striking in slab form, its kaleidoscopic beauty is revealed when it is book matched as can be seen below and in the Inspiration section. 

 



ETRUSCO DORATO

Technical Data

EN Standard

GENERAL COLOURING:  GREY/CREAM WITH PINK AND GOLD VEINING

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:  KOSOVO

PETROGRAPHIC EXAMINATION:  LIMESTONE - INTRAMICRITE

APPLICATION:  INTERIOR / EXTERIOR

SLAB FINISHING:  POLISHED, HONED, LEATHERED, BUSH HAMMERED

ABRASION RESISTANCE (mm):  20.5

WATER ABSORPTION (at atmospheric pressure):  0.20%

APPARENT DENSITY (KG/M³):  2700

COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH (MPA):  N/A

OPEN POROSITY:  0.6%

FLEXIBLE STRENGTH (under concentrated load):  12.3 Mpa

SLIP RESISTANCE: DRY: 66 / WET: 64


ASTM Standard

PETROGRAPHIC EXAMINATION:  LIMESTONE

ABRASION RESISTANCE (HA):  17.1

WATER ABSORPTION (at atmospheric pressure):  0.1%

BULK SPECIFIC GRAVITY (KG/M³):  2705

COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH (MPA):  DRY: 80/ WET: 68

MODULUS OF RUPTURE (MPA):  DRY: 8.6 / WET: 80

 

THE COLOUR COLLECTION

Breccia Paradisea

Breccia Paradisea is a fine multi-coloured limestone from the Fox Marble quarry at Syriganë.  It is unusual to find such patterning in marbles of this quality and demand has been high. 

As with Etrusco Dorato, the real beauty of this stone comes out when it is book matched as all designers have known since time immemorial. It is particularly effective as a complement to more neutral materials such as Sivec and is shown as such in a fine bathroom in the Lifestyle section.  

 



BRECCIA PARADISEA

Technical Data

EN Standard

GENERAL COLOURING:  GREY/CREAM WITH PINK AND GOLD VEINING

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:  KOSOVO

PETROGRAPHIC EXAMINATION:  LIMESTONE - INTRAMICRITE

APPLICATION:  INTERIOR / EXTERIOR

SLAB FINISHING:  POLISHED, HONED, LEATHERED, BUSH HAMMERED

ABRASION RESISTANCE (mm):  20.5

WATER ABSORPTION (at atmospheric pressure):  0.20%

APPARENT DENSITY (KG/M³):  2700

COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH (MPA):  N/A

OPEN POROSITY:  0.6%

FLEXIBLE STRENGTH (under concentrated load):  12.3 Mpa

SLIP RESISTANCE: DRY: 66 / WET: 64


ASTM Standard

PETROGRAPHIC EXAMINATION:  MARBLE (II)

ABRASION RESISTANCE (HA):  16.3

WATER ABSORPTION (at atmospheric pressure):  0.17%

BULK SPECIFIC GRAVITY (KG/M³):  2833

COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH (MPA):  DRY: 167 / WET: 150

MODULUS OF RUPTURE (MPA):  DRY: 11.0 / WET: 11.2

 

THE COLOUR COLLECTION

Rosso Cait

Rosso Cait, like Flora and Grigio Argento comes from the Cervenillë quarry.  Its rich colouration covers the range shown below. 

It has proven particularly popular as a highlight stone to use alongside, for example, Sivec, but is also in demand as both block and slab in various markets around the world including China.

 



ROSSO CAIT

Technical Data

EN Standard

GENERAL COLOURING:  RED WITH WHITE BIOCLASTS

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:  KOSOVO

PETROGRAPHIC EXAMINATION:  LIMESTONE

APPLICATION:  INTERIOR / EXTERIOR

SLAB FINISHING:  POLISHED, HONED, LEATHERED, BUSH HAMMERED

ABRASION RESISTANCE (mm):  19.5

WATER ABSORPTION (at atmospheric pressure):  0.06%

APPARENT DENSITY (KG/M³):  2700

COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH (MPA):  113

OPEN POROSITY:  0.20%

FLEXIBLE STRENGTH (under concentrated load):  9.4 Mpa

SLIP RESISTANCE POLISHED: DRY: 56 / WET: 28


ASTM Standard

PETROGRAPHIC EXAMINATION:  LIMESTONE

ABRASION RESISTANCE (HA):  23.3

WATER ABSORPTION (at atmospheric pressure):  0.09%

BULK SPECIFIC GRAVITY (KG/M³):  2708

COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH (MPA):  DRY: 109 / WET: 96

MODULUS OF RUPTURE (MPA):  DRY: 8.9 / WET: 8.9