The word “marble” derives from the Greek from mármaros, “crystalline rock”, “shining stone”, or perhaps from the verb marmaírō, “to flash, sparkle, gleam”.
Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. Metamorphic is derived from the Greek word “meta” denoting a change and “morph” meaning form or a change in form. This changing of one rock type into another new type takes place by an increase in temperature or pressure or a combination of both
Metamorphic rocks are formed by subjecting any rock type (including previously formed metamorphic rock) to different temperature and pressure conditions than those in which the original rock was formed. These temperatures and pressures are always higher than those at the Earth’s surface and must be sufficiently high so as to change the original minerals into other mineral types or else into other forms of the same minerals.
The resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals. Primary sedimentary textures and structures of the original carbonate rock (protolith) have typically been modified or destroyed.
Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, iron oxides, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone.
Green coloration is often due to serpentine resulting from originally high magnesium limestone or dolostone with silica impurities. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism.
Our company performed many projects, supplying marble for interior paving and interior facing, exterior paving and exterior facing as well as stairs and balustrades and copings.
We have supplied very many hotelier projects with interior paving and exterior paving with polished surface and honed surface as well as exterior paving bush-hammered surface and sanded surface and exterior facing.
Every project has its different demands as: marble color including appearance, sizes, finishes and special details which require abilities. Part of every project is related to budget as well as production schedule and delivery logistics and site logistics.
We wish to mention just few projects in which our company hade been involved as:
- Hotel Holiday Inn, Eilat
- Crowne Plaza Dead Sea
- Hotel Hilton Beer-Sheva nowadays named Leonardo Hotel Negev
- Hotel Mediterranean in Haifa sea front, nowadays named Leonardo Hotel Haifa.
- Hotel Inter Continental David, Tel Aviv
Marble production sizes
We can produce and supply cut to size projects according to architectural projects drawings, or through shop drawings which can also be developed under request.
Any kind of Facade cladding for Ventilated façade can be produced including any kind of requested finishes and drawing details
Among various marble tailor made projects we wish to mention the very prestigious job of:
- The Bahá’í project in Haifa, Israel
Standard tiles polished finish or honed finish
We can produce and supply granite polished tiles for the following sizes:
- 30×30 x 2 cm
- 40×40 x 2 cm
- 30×60 x 2 cm
We can produce and supply granite tiles polished, beveled and calibrated for the following sizes:
- 30×30 x 1,5 / 2 cm
- 40×40 x 1.5 / 2 cm
- 30×60 x 1.5 / 2 cm
Modulmarble tiles free length
We can produce and supply granite tiles free length polished, beveled and calibrated
for the following sizes:
- 30 x 1,5 / 2 cm
- 40 x 1,5 / 2 cm
We can produce and supply high quality polished, beveled and calibrated tiles
for refined flooring and wall cladding in the following sizes:
- 30,5×30,5 x1 cm
- 61×30,5 x1 cm
- 40×40 x1,2 cm
Marble Color selection
Wide selection of colors, shades, uniform or informal shape designs
Some of our available materials are the following: