Origins: Greece.

Appearance: Light grey/silver background with white details. There are two varieties of this beautiful crystallised marble: altogether with the lighter colour tone of Argento Chiaro, the same quarry produces also a darker version, Argento Scuro.

Properties: Mineralogically formed 97% of calcite, Argento marble has excellent physical, mechanical and technical characteristics: it is strong (compression strength: 109.4 MPa), hard (micro-hardness Knoop: 1.44×103 MPa), frost resistant and durable (abrasion coefficient: 0.40). Colour variations and movement occur, even in the same batch. It is recommended to seal this stone to extend its longevity.

Use: Due to its excellent performance and properties, Argento marble is suitable for most applications, both internally and externally, including floors, wall cladding, stairs, fireplaces, vanity tops and shower trays. Like most marbles, special care is required for kitchen worktops and other surfaces subject to acid liquids (e.g. lemon juice and vinegar), which would take the shine off and cause discolouration. This phenomenon occurs with all finishes, but is more visible with a polished surface.

Formats: Tiles, slabs (20 and 30mm thick) and cut-to-size.

Finishes: Polished, honed and other bespoke finishes (upon request).