Rojo Alicante, natural stone extracted from Alicante quarries, red classical marble with some irregular and crossed white vein, has good mechanical strength, very used in decoration, flooring, wall, bathroom designs, vanity top, countertops, mosaic, carpet, stair, riser and Marble cladding.
This marble has alternatives names in different countries, Red Alicante, Marble Red but the original name in Spain is Rojo Alicante. Is available in the following formats:
• Slabs, thickness 2 or 3cm.
• Tiles, thickness 1,5, 2, 3 and 4 cm, sizes 100x100, 80x80, 70x70, 60x60, 60x40, 60x30 and 40x40 cm
SPAIN’S MARBLES by IGME (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España)
Macroscopic Description: This Stone is a fine grain limestone, with variable reddish tones and white veins.
Mineral Composition: Calcite, Opaques.
Microscopic Description: Micrite with some fossils remains.
Volumetric weight: 2,71 gr/cm3
Coefficient of absorption: 0,10%
Compression strength: 965 Kg/cm2
Flexure strength: 89 kg/cm2
C.Strength After Freezing Test: 856 kg/cm2
Friction wear resistance: 2,42 mm
Impact strength: 30 cm
Knoop microhardness: 153 kg/mm2
• Main applications of Rojo Alicante marble, the coating of vertical parameters, the stair treads and flooring.
• The weakness against acid is the major drawback of the material.