Marble Cream Marfil, Stone extracted from Alicante´s Quarries, slabs 3cm thickness, finished polished. Beige classical colour, very used in flooring, wall, vanity top, countertop, mosaic, carpet and stairs.
This Spanish 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 Geológico y Minero de España)
Mineral Composition: Calcite, fossil remains. Dolomite, Opaques.
Microscopic Description: Rock formed by fossil remains, off and on filling of micrite, with a sparitic matrix.
Cream 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 Cream Marfil marble is the largest global production.
• Main applications of Cream Marfil are the coating of vertical parameters and the stairs treads and flooring.
• The Marble Crema Marfil used in interior that is exposed to acid and detergent, must be polished.
• The capillary suction of this Stone 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.