Marble Crema Marfil, natural stone extracted from Alicante´s mines, slab polished. Beige classical marble. Light colour. Nice Ivory cream colour, very used in flooring, wall, vanitytop, countertop, mosaic, carpet, stair, riser,…
This marble is a compact type of rock formed from limestone rocks, subjected to high temperatures and pressures reached a high degree of crystallization. The basic component of this marble is calcium carbonate, whose content exceeds 90%.
SPAIN’S MARBLES by IGME (Instituto Geologico y Minero de España)
Mineral Composition: Calcita, fossil remains. Dolomita, Opaques.
Microscopic Description: Rock formed by fossil remains, off and on filling of micrite, with an sparitic matrix.
Crema Marfil is one of the younger commercial marble in the market and the first important work in which it was used, was the Supreme Court of Washington (1928). Today Crema Marfil marble is the largest global production.
• Main applications of Crema Marfil, the coating of vertical parameters, the stair treads and flooring.
• The Crema Marfil used in interior that is exposed to acid and detergent, must be polished.
• The capillary suction of Crema Marfil is low and without capillary network, as befits a well recrystallized rock. But it is enough for the contribution of salts from the water could change the color and alter the material.
Deterioration and discoloration due to moisture by capillary action amounting bringing dissolved salts and materials.
Solved with a waterproof layer that prevents water by capillary rise.
• The low impact resistance indicated to be used in places with little risk to it.