Most relevant Spanish marble

There are today many options in terms of Spanish marble, in particular when it comes to coloured marble. There is a wide variety of colours, which are used on a diversity of applications, most commonly on interior applications. From this wide range, we select 4 marble as the most relevant ones, based on market demand, international recognition and popularity.  Read more

Limra limestone surface finishings

The Limra is a fairly known Turkish limestone that presents a white colour. There are not too many white coloured limestones in the world market, but Limra is one of them. This is a versatile type of limestone as it can accept quite well a wide range of surface finishings. We present here some of the most relevant surface finishings used on this limestone. Read more

Turkey beige marble: Botticino

Botticino is a widely known beige marble that has its origins in Italy, from where it gained its international recognition. Today, Turkey extracts a similar type of marble that is also called locally as Botticino, which we are presenting here. This is a similar type of marble, but with its own specifications. It is a darker beige marble, with a fairly uniform colour and particular structure.

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Travertine Classic from Turkey – Cross Cut Finishings

On this video, we are going to introduce you to a great type of natural stone from Turkey: the Travertine Classic, with a cross-cut structure. We are going to talk about this wonderful travertine and more specifically about its main surface finishings. 

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How to choose Jura Grey limestone

Originally from Germany, the Jura Grey is a fantastic grey limestone that is quite hard and suitable for any type of application both interior and exterior. This limestone has seen an incredible growth in the past years, become one of the reference grey limestones in the market. It is well-known by architects and contractors that appreciate its structure and colour, but specially its technical strength.

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Moleanos limestone variations

The Moleanos limestone is a natural stone mostly known for its endurance and versatility, which can be used in almost all types of projects. This is one of the most popular and on-demand beige limestones from Portugal. Learn more about the main variations below

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How to choose Negro Marquina marble

With an incredibly high popularity and demand worldwide, the Negro Marquina marble presents a substantial production and well-established markets. When it comes to choose this particular marble, you should be aware of its two main variations, the First Selection and the Commercial Selection. Moreover, the Negro Marquina is a reference and notorious black marble from Spain.

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Best surface finishings for stone cladding

There any today many types of surface finishings on natural stones used on exterior cladding, which gives different colour tones, structures and looks to exterior cladding. Due to the constant exposure to exterior elements, a proper surface finishing is relevant and may decide how well the cladding will “age”. We discuss here some of the most relevant surface finishings used today on exterior cladding applications. 

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Turkey white marble: Mugla White

The Mugla White is a wonderful and quite famous white marble from Turkey. It is extracted around the city of Mugla by many quarries and is today a reference white marble. There are many names for this marble such as Bianco Ibiza, Blanco Ibiza and more, but its original name is Mugla White. There are many variations of this stone and the key is to understand the different variations. We present you below.

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How to choose Dark Emperador marble from Spain

The Dark Emperador is a dark-brown natural stone that originally comes from Spain. However, there are several different types of Dark Emperador extracted in other countries, along with three main variations worldwide – the First Selection, the Standard Selection and the Commercial Selection. This is a well-established marble, with considerable reserves and a high demand.

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Most Popular Irish Blue limestone finishings

The Irish Blue Limestone has a very consolidate positioning in the global market, summing up centuries of traditional usage in Ireland and other Northern Europe countries. In the present days, this limestone has an incredibly high demand, mostly due to its versatility, which allows for a huge range of finishings. Below, we present the most requested ones. Read more

How to choose Crema Marfil marble from Spain

Originally from Spain, the Crema Marfil marble is a very popular and well-established natural stone. This is a highly demanded marble, with an incredible versatility and large reserves. There are three main main selections for the Crema Marfil: Standard Selection, Commercial Selection and Classic Selection. Each one of them present distinguished features and market traits.

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Split-face marble and travertine

On this article we introduce you to a beautiful type of stone: split-face stone. This is a fantastic way of re-using stone that would normally be rejected or simply with lower selection, turning it into a great looking and fairly uniform type of stone. The split-face is commonly used on exterior cladding, wall coverings or diverse decoration. We analyse on this article the process of doing split-face as well as the main materials used to do this product.

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Travertine Silver from Turkey

The Travertine Silver is a very specific type of Travertine from Turkey, presenting an unique colour for this type of natural stone: grey or silver. Despite not being a mainstream type of Travertine, the Travertine Silver has seen great demand in the past few years and is becoming a regular player in the market. 

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Portoro Antalya black marble from Turkey

The Portoro Antalya is a black marble from Turkey that has quite an exclusive and unique look. This has a messy and unpredictable structure that does not resemble any other stone, composed by darker and lighter coloured areas, some occasional to abundant white calcite and eventually some golden coloured veins. 

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How to choose Jura Beige limestone

The Jura Beige is a German limestone that has seen an incredible growth in demand in the past several years, going from a marginal limestone mostly used on the internal market to a reference beige limestone admired by international designers and architects. It is today a beige limestone that is used on a wide range of interior and exterior applications.

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Best Surface Finishings for Landscaping

There are numerous surface finishings that can be used on landscaping projects. Although, not all finishings are suitable for this type of application, there is still a wide range of options. The best surface finishings for landscape in 2017, include a set of complete finishings, with anti-slip capacities and a long-lasting endurance.

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Moca Cream limestone from Portugal

The Moca Cream is a high-profile beige limestone from Portugal and one of the most prestigious natural stones from this country. It is, in fact, known for being the ex-libris of the Portuguese limestones, with a very high demand and popularity. Also, in the present days the Moca Cream is a reference choice for professionals all over the world.

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How to Choose: Travertine Classic Vein-Cut vs. Cross-Cut

The Travertine Classic is possibly the most famous and on-demand travertine stone in the world. Despite this popularity, the Travertine Classic has two main variations, the vein-cut and the cross-cut. Both generate a complete different look, since the sawn techniques involved expose different parts of the stone.

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Travertine Tiles: Two Side Filling

The two side filling for travertine tiles is an innovative processing technique, which improves the durability and resistance of the material. This relatively new process brings a set of advantages for the project and the client, including an increased property value and a longer sustainability with very little maintenance.

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Most Popular Moleanos Blue Finishings

With an incredible demand, the Moleanos Blue is a trendy limestone from Portugal with a limited supply. This blue-grey limestone is quite durable and versatile. Therefore, the acceptance range is quite diverse in terms of possible finishings. Nevertheless, there are four particular types that have been dominating the international market.

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Travertine Noce from Turkey

The Travertine Noce is a quite popular natural stone from Turkey, with a considerable extraction level and a growing demand. In terms of market, the Travertine Noce holds a solid positioning, mainly due to its exclusive appearance, along with its large reserves and versatile structure. This is a brown stone with a distinctive personality.

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How to Choose Grey Limestones from Portugal

Despite not being very popular abroad, Portuguese grey limestones still present a high quality profile with remarkable attributes and competitive features. Moreover, there are quite a lot of types of grey limestones from Portugal but only a few are currently known in the international market, such as the Moleanos Blue and Moleanos B1.

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Travertine Classic from Turkey

With a remarkable reputation, the Travertine Classic is possibly one of the most popular travertines in the world. Besides a very consolidated market, the Travertine Classic also displays an incredible acceptance and on-demand values. This tremendous success lays on three main key-factors: availability, versatility and general appearance.

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Burdur Red Marble from Turkey

The Burdur Red is a red marble from Turkey that presents a unique and messy structure, composed by calcite elements. Despite being quite famous in Turkey, this marble is yet to conquer the international markets. The following analysis presents the most relevant and updated information regarding the Burdur Red marble.

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