Rosa Portogallo marble is a pink natural stone originally quarried in different regions of Portugal and very popular across Europe, with a special interest in Mediterranean countries.
Its most renowned quarries are located in Vila Viçosa, Évora which also has other marble types such as Crema Evora and the popular Bianco Estremoz which are then exported to the United Kingdom.
This is a marble that is not recommended for kitchen worktop applications as its mineral make up makes it prone to staining, etching and scratches. It is mostly used in areas and applications ranging from bathrooms, floorings, tiles, wall and furniture cladding, to steps and stairs as well as for fireplace surrounds and fireplace hearths.
It is available in standard thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm and slab sizes range in between 2400x1200mm to 3000x1900mm covering approximately 5.5 m2 of surfaces.
Its most popular finish is polished which offers a unique sheen and other finishes such as honed and satin can be sourced with a special order.
Marble is formed from sedimentary rocks that have suffered a natural crystallization of the original minerals. This results in a combination of interlocking stone rocks, which look marvellous. Marble rocks vary in appearance according to the different minerals that compose it. Are you wondering what is marble made from? It can be made from silica, sand, clay and iron oxides among others.
Besides, these natural impurities allow for an endless variation of stone types. Which is one of the reasons that have made marble the most famous stones in the world.
Marble has been used since ancient times in the construction of many monuments (Taj Mahal in India, Marble Arch in London, etc). Also, in statues (David by Michelangelo), paving and establishments of kings and emperors. More recently, and with the advance of new technology and quarrying systems, marble has become affordable. This makes it a reality in residential homes, offices, shops, hotels, and restaurants. You can also use marble and other spaces, as it never fails to impress.
As well as being 100% natural, marble varies in size, pattern, and dimensions. Similarly, each marble piece unique in its appearance. It also offers slabs dimensions that vary from block to block and cover an approximate area of 5.5 square meters. If you wish to create large panels and original designs, marble is the perfect material.
You can source our marble in both tile and slab formats. Also, there are thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm. And we can also source in thicker sheets and blocks of marble for special projects.
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