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Everything you need to know about Crema Marfil
What is about Crema Marfil marble?
Crema Marfil has over the years been recognized as one of the best and best known natural stones in the world. Few materials equal in importance to the ivory cream within the natural stone sector.
It is also known as Crema Marfil Coto, in reference to the name of the quarry from which this material is extracted. We speak of the mountain El Coto, located in the Alicante town of Pinoso. Although there are other quarries, most in bordering areas, El Coto quarry in Alicante is the main source of this type of marble.
The popularity of this natural stone is so great that currently it is exported to more than 100 countries, forming part of projects and constructions of all kinds. Its soft and clear color makes it a perfect marble to combine with any other stone of different color or shape.
We speak, therefore, of an exclusive material and of great beauty. For this reason, at Stonelink we strive to offer the maximum possible quality of this marble, looking for it always looks in its maximum splendor. From its extraction, through its elaboration, until its placement in work, we make sure to take care of every detail to achieve the final objective: a marble quality Crema Marfil that stands out above the rest.
What quarry is extracted from?
The Monte Coto quarry is nourished by deposits of the Paleogene, with a formation that goes back more than thirty-two million years. In it the marble variety ‘Crema Marfil’ is extracted, one of the most known and commercialized. So much so that it represents more than 80% of the production of marbles throughout the province of Alicante.
The Crema Marfil Coto has a physical and aesthetic peculiarities that make it a marble of exceptional beauty and elegance. Soft as cream and beautiful as ivory, this could be a definition that explains why it is one of the most appreciated and sought after marble in the world.
What uses does it have?
The ivory cream is a very resistant marble that fits perfectly in any space. Therefore, it is common that this is a material widely used in interior and exterior decoration projects. In fact, their uses are much broader than you might imagine. These are some examples:
Ivory cream in interiors: floors, walls, stairs, countertops, bathrooms, fireplaces, etc.
Ivory cream in exteriors: pavement, facades, coverings, stairs, windows, swimming pools, etc..
What qualities do we offer?
Unlike other materials of artificial origin, and when dealing with natural stone, the configuration of ivory cream marble depends exclusively on what the mountain offers. However, not all the blocks that are extracted from the quarry are the same, but each one has its own characteristics, allowing the classification of this marble in different qualities. Depending on the tonality and the veins, as well as other factors, in Stonelink we can offer spanish Crema Marfil marble in different qualities.
SIts quartz and fossil veins give this material a more classic look. Nature and millions of years of age embodied in a single material.
Its uniform background and its own soft color of the quarry El Coto turns this cream ivory into a marble with great strength and personality.
Prints all the essence of ivory cream marble: fine veins that are interlaced in cream background to confer a sober and elegant image.
Very soft veins, barely perceptible, without losing the aesthetics and elegance of the ivory cream. The perfect material to create unique spaces.
Ivory cream marble in its maximum splendor: uniform color, almost invisible streaks and guaranteed luminosity. There is no better material to print a distinctive touch to any construction.
In what formats?
The 60x60x2 cm tile is our specialty. This is the most conventional format, since it is capable of adapting to a wide variety of needs. Our drawers, perfectly packed and presented, are ready to ship to any national and international market for installation at destination.
This tile is the ideal solution for those who need to install ivory cream marble in confined spaces or in case of projects with more specific needs. The drawers with these types of tiles also have the greatest protection and are ready to be sent where required.
2 and 3 cm thick slabs
Another of our products is the table, whose measurement varies according to the size of the block. As for thickness, it can be 2 or 3 centimeters.
At Stonelink we also offer the possibility of buying Crema Marfil with a specific measure. We offer a customized format of ivory cream that meets the specific needs of the customer.
What finishes exist?
Polished Crema Marfil
This is the most demanded finish. It enhances the cream color of the marble and gives its surface much more shine and elegance.
Crude Crema Marfil
If the brightness is not what matters, the rough finish is an excellent alternative. It is widely used in exterior floors and coatings, although its use can be as wide as desired.
Bushed Crema Marfil
Ivory marble bush marble is characterized by an uneven surface. It is usually used for exterior coatings, since this finish achieves a greater adhesion and slips are avoided. In addition, it is much more resistant to weather agents.
Sandblasted Crema Marfil
In this ivory cream finish the roughness is less pronounced than in the bushhammer. In addition, the craters of the stone also have less depth.
Sticking Crema Marfil
In this case the ivory cream follows the same processing process as polishing, although the final polishing step is not applied. Thus, a smooth surface is obtained but somewhat less luminous than the polished version. However, with this finish we can highlight the colors and texture of this natural stone.
Aged Crema Marfil
By means of an abrasion treatment the material is worn away until this finish is obtained. Thanks to this process, the marble presents a more rough, without any shine, but is ideal as an exterior material.
What are the characteristics of Crema Marfil marble?
|Compression force||970 kg/cm2|
|Flexural strength||121 kg/cm2|
|Wear resistance||0,32 mm|
|Impact resistence||39 cm|
Do you want to know more about Crema Marfil?
In our Frequently Asked Questions section you will find answers to everything you need to know about Crema Marfil marble. For example, what is the price per m2 of Crema Marfil marble? What are the main characteristics of Crema Marfil? How to know if it is original Crema Marfil marble, etc.
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Crema Marfil tips
The more common concept on marble is, in general, is to be used in interior spaces, already is in bathrooms as washbasins, walls or soils, or even in some kitchens for the countertop.
Is true that this use is known, practical and very nice, but there is that consider that the marble cream ivory also is perfect for your use in foreign, both for pools, as for some spaces in cities, and especially for facades.
When choosing the decoration of our home or office tend to arise many questions around which material to use, where to get it or how much we are willing to spend and other topics that are generally not familiar to us. In addition, it is not easy to achieve a harmony between materials, the furniture, the light of every space and its peculiarities.
Therefore usually you should go to professionals in the decoration of interior who are well aware what are the materials suitable for each situation. Of this form are capable of achieving that has tune among them different elements that decorate a space, already it is a home, office or space public.
The Crema Marfil marble in concrete is one of the materials more demanded and recommended in the last years by builders and decorators.
The Crema Marfil marble is among the building materials the most popular decoration and defendant in Spain but his fame extends to the whole world. As already have explained in other article, the authentic Crema Marfil comes from the quarries located in Alicante at the mountain of the Coto.
Spain is the only country exporting original and reliable Crema Marfil marble.
Like any product of fashion, with a huge demand, imitations abound. It is not difficult to find us with succulent offerings of Crema Marfil marble with prices much lower than the real one.
Then you will learn how to detect these imitations that, of course, are of quality and resistance infinitely less than the authentic Crema Marfil marble extracted from the Alicante El Coto quarries.