perlato di sicilia marble

Material: Marble
Color: Beige
Origin: Italy
Uses: Coverings, Floor, etc
Surface: Polished, Honed

Among all the Sicilian marbles, Perlato di Sicilia is undoubtedly the most renowned and appreciated marble nationally and internationally, so much so that it is also known as “Botticino di Sicilia”. Due to its undisputed beauty and technical quality, Perlato di Sicilia has been widely used over the centuries throughout the country for the construction of architectural work such as the Central Station of Milan or St. Peter’s Basilica. Nowadays, Perlato di Sicilia marmo is particularly appreciated in the Arab countries where it is in great demand.

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Perlato di Sicilia quarries are concentrated in the Trapani area, particularly within the municipality of Custonaci. The name “Perlato di Sicilia” derives from the round patches of calcite that cover the ivory surface of this marvelous stone: in fact, with their brilliant white appearance, they recall the mother-of-pearl surface of shells. These “pearls”, typical of marmo Perlato di Sicilia, are larger than those of Perlatino di Sicilia. The surface, then, is further enriched with brown veins (due to iron oxides and clay) and brownish spots due to microfossils imprisoned in the stone.

Thanks to the incredible aesthetic and technical qualities (resistance to any temperature and foot traffic), Perlato di Sicilia is used both indoors and outdoors for the creation of floors, vertical coverings, stairs but also sculptures and funerary art.

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