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FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In contrast to popular belief, marble is often very competitive compared to ceramic tiles, especially if we considered ceramic tiles of mid-to-high price range.
Attention! Marble and granite floors are often less expensive and, most importantly, natural.
Marble and granite are two difference types of stone: one is metamorphic, resulting from the transformation of sedimentary rocks, the other is eruptive and consisting mainly of quartz, orthoclase and biotite.
Granite due to it’s characteristics is harder than marble and retains it’s polish more overtime and resists to the attacks of acidic substances.
For marble cleaning are suggested common detergents and not aggressive one.
For large areas (such as malls, airports, stations) it is preferable to use floor scrubbers capable of sucking up liquids and detergent residues.
Avoiding aggressive products shining should be maintained without intervention of any kind; in order to protect the original polished surface we can used water repellent products especially on kitchens and bathrooms tops.
Yes it is possible, indeed, since marble is a good conductor it is an advisable material.
However, it must be checked that it is laid correctly, respecting, the expansion joints provided in the underlying screed, in order to avoid floor cracks in case of expansion.
Historically, Botticino is defined as classico when it shows specific characteristics such as clean homogeneous beige-coloured background, the presence of “hazelnuts” and the more or less thick golden-blown veins according to the different area of the quarry.
Botticino semiclassico has some background imperfections, whitish spots and more irregular veins.
Currently, the Botticino classico trade mark, is protected more the origin than the quality it self. Botticino classico is from Botticino area, Botticino semiclassico is from the neighbouring valleys although they are sometimes not visibly different from Botticino classico.
For non-vehicular outdoor paving, such as terraces, porches and walkways 2 or 3 cm thick is recommended according to the kind of material. For vehicular areas it is good practice to use higher thicknesses. The recommended surface finishings are mainly bush-hammering, rolling and flaming, which make the surface rough and non-slip, as required by CE regulations.