a-marble Co.founders are “geological engineer” based peoples therefore below maintenance tips are vital to you;
Geologically known Turkiye (anatolian and mountains of himalaian) generates of hundred of colored natural Stones such as marble, travertine, limestone, onyx, basalt, andesite, agat, granites and minerals which is about 40 per cent of world natural stones.
Turkiye has geologically the heart of World Natural Stones with hundreds of colors and structures from white to black, blue to red, yellow to Brown, purple to green, orange to gray and all transition colors naturally & tectonically generated.
Marbles used generally in polished version due to its mirror effect on Wall & Column & Elevator & Facade claddings and on heavy trafficking floors preferred as honed NON-SLIPPERY.
Also worldwide well known architects using Natural Stones particularily rare “Marbles” for its immortal projects to keep ages with Stones like calacatta, statuario, thassos with their signatures on one by one installed products with continuing their thin and thick veins, colors and structures.
Travertine is a variety of limestone that tends to form in caves or around hot springs where carbonate-bearing water is exposed to air. When the water evaporates, a small deposit of calcium carbonate is left behind.
Travertine is a porous material with naturally-occurring holes that may remain unfilled or be factory-filled with resin or cement. All travertines will acid etch when exposed to acidic foods such as lemons or tomatoes. All travertines have high absorption ratings and low abrasion resistance ratings.
Travertine application types & maintenance tips
Polishing: Travertine tile surface to reflect light with mirror affect and smooth surface.
Honing: Travertine tile surface not reflecting light as mirror affect, nor rough matt, but has satin NON-SLIPPERY texture.
Brushing (Patinato): Travertine tile surface with a special abrasive brushes until he becomes a tissue aged slight wavy.
Chiseled Edge: Travertine tile edges slightly broken due to mechanical processes, ancient, antique tissue.
Antique – tumbling: Travertine products will be exposed to erosion and has ancient tissue, with a view to gain mechanical means.
Filling: travertine found naturally within the cavities or pores filled with a special stone bottom colored cement, transparent resin (visible holes but closed to dust) or chemical substances as mastic.
Cross – American Draft: travertine layers in parallel to the cut. This type of cut is less motion or wavy veins and static view of a tissue.
Vein – European Cut: travertine layers perpendicular to the cut, italians calling it SERPEGGIANTE.
- Do not use resin-filled material outside, as the resin will discolor over time. Choose cement-filled or unfilled materials as an alternative.
- Fabricators will often need to resin-fill the exposed edges to match the filled surface of the material.
- Do not use travertine for kitchen countertop applications.
- Always seal travertine prior to grouting or use.
- Use walk-off mats at entrances and expect the material to patina rapidly.
- Always use a grout that is similar in color to the stone to avoid a picture-frame effect.
- Always use a neutral detergent to clean travertine.
- To reduce the appearance of staining, always wipe up spills immediately. Oil and highly-pigmented liquids can penetrate and stain the stone and may need poultice to remove the stain.
Granites, Diabases, Coils, Andesites, Basalts, Tufas, Onyx Marbles, Limestones, Semi-Gemstones, Gem Stones
Alpine zone where the world’s richest natural stone formations in Turkey, has a very diverse and large amounts of marble reserves. Turkey, in addition to these resources by developing industry and technology used in production is one of the world’s most important natural stone producers.
This is an important reserves spread over a large region of Anatolia and Thrace. Opium, Istanbul, Balıkesir, Denizli, Mugla, Izmir, Elazig, Sivas, Tokat, Amasya, Erzincan,Erzurum,Antalya, Afyon, Manisa, Konya, Karaman, Mersin,K.Maras,Kayseri, Adana, Mardin,Malatya, Eskisehir, Bolu, Kastamonu, Trabzon, Zonguldak, Rize, Samsun, Bitlis, Bingol, Van, Aydin and Diyarbakir provinces reserves are concentrated. Turkiye has over 80 different structures, more than 150 different colors and patterns on the marble reserves are determined. Sector, more than 2.000 quarries, over 9,500 workshops and 5500 has been operating factories totally around 17.000 official companies registered.