Fine grained snow-white dolomitic marble. Gives characteristic, delicate and luxury white appearance. Therefore it is used in it is used in exclusive projects, including hotels, palaces and many commercial buildings. The advantageous mechanical characteristics make Sivec very popular in countries with extreme weather conditions. It superbly reflects sunrays and heat, which makes it to stay cool to touch even at the highest temperatures. Therefore it is very popular in hot places such as Middle East. On the other side, its unique inner structure makes the stone resistant to frost and extreme cold and it is therefore widely used in Russia. Sivec is available in several selections based on its natural characteristics.
An indicative chemical analysis of BiancoSivec® marble is the following:
|Chemical compound||Percentage (%)|
The measurements are based on the relevant German standards (DIN)
|Max/Min Values||Average Values|
|Resistance to crushing when dry (N/mm2)||191.5/143.7||167.6|
|Resistance to crushing when wet (N/mm2)||182.3/133.1||157.7|
|Resistance to cooling- defrosting (N/mm2)||174.0/129.0||151.5|
|Resistance to bending (N/mm2)||9.33/8.14||8.74|
|Resistance to collision||8/10||9|
|Abrasion rate (cm2/50cm)||40/15||27.5|
|Water absorption rate (%)||0.14/0.12||0.13|
|Specific weight (g/cm2)||2.79/2.88||2.84|
|Extent of elasticity (MPa)||84.5/79.1||81.8|
Onyx is a unique and exotic stone that is sure to make a breathtaking impression. Its stunning appearance, which features rich parallel layers with contrasting shades are naturally formed over the course of thousands of years. It has a remarkable one-of-a-kind style that expresses luxury and glamour. The lavish beauty of Onyx caught the attention of civilizations dating back to the ancient Egyptians, and Greeks, who utilized the natural beauty of Onyx for making jewelry and extraordinary cravings. A special feature that certain Onyxes have is its ability to be backlit because of their translucency. This is a fairly inexpensive process that truly allows the stone to exhibit its pure beauty and makes it the focal point of any room.
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