Marble is a type of rock that is formed as a result of a metamorphic process of certain sedimentary stones, such as Dolomites and limestone, under the combined action of pressure and temperature. The processing of marble and to obtain a finished or semi-finished product are many, each of them aimed at a particular result. Types of working in marble, Following the extraction from the quarry, among the various processes of raw marble, the following are certainly among the most requested:
what increases the value of a marble and the appreciation on the part of the buyer is surely the brightness of its surface. The brightness of a marble depends undoubtedly on its chemical composition, but a good processing can certainly enhance the natural characteristics of the rock. The marble is treated with abrasives with a different grain that can occlude the porosity and make the material particularly bright.
the polishing process involves a processing of marble similar to polishing, with the only difference being that while in the case of polishing the lens is the shine of the stone, for sanding it is sufficient that the surface is smooth and homogeneous.
Sandblasting of the Marbles:
one could almost say that sandblasting is the reverse process of polishing and sanding. Why should you want a dull and rough stone? This particular marble processing allows to obtain non-slip surfaces and without edges, perfect for covering outdoor environments or swimming pools and shower trays. Thanks to the sandblasting technique, however, the color of marble in contact with water is enhanced.
with the processing of marble with certain brushes with a more or less intense abrasive action, a less delicate stone is obtained, less subject to corrosion by external chemical agents. The marbles worked with the brushing technique are perfect for the coverings of kitchens and in general of all those environments where the main objective is practicality.
Bush-hammering of the Marble:
the surface of the marble worked with bush hammering takes on a rustic appearance and a greater compactness that makes the stone perfect for outdoor furniture. Formerly made by hand with a particular hammer, today it is made with diamond plates connected to pneumatic hammers.
Antichize the Marble:
it is a processing of the marble that provides a previous treatment of sanding and sandblasting and that allows to enhance and intensify the color of the stone, thanks to the use of oil-repellent products. The marble subjected to antiquity takes on a “lived” and precious aspect.
particularly used on granite, flaming is a process that makes marble treated highly resistant to any type of atmospheric agent. With an oxidizing flame that corrodes and flakes the material, a stone is obtained that is suitable for urban or outdoor furnishing.