Why Are Dolomitic Marbles So Special?
Besides the looks, dolomitic marbles are more durable than “regular” marbles due to their unique mineral composition of mostly Dolomite, Pyroxene and Calcite. Below are some facts from lab tests of several samples from the “Pegasus” quarry, where several dolomitic marbles are quarried, with Super White (in parenthesis)—another popular dolomitic marble variety.
If you wish to use two different kinds of stone in your project, we can discuss design ideas and options. It has become very popular the use of one stone as the main countertops and another one as the center island. We can also offer different thicknesses for projects requiring a thicker material, such as 2″ or 2 1/2″. Different surface finishes such as polished, leathered or honed, are also available.
Material Comparison with Super White, Another Popular Dolomitic Marble
Below are some facts from lab tests of several samples from the “Pegasus” quarry, where several dolomitic marbles are quarried. Super White displayed in parenthesis.
- Compressive Strength(Mpa) : 134.6 (121.72)
- Material Density(Kg/m3) : 2,892 (2,837)
- Water Absorption: 0.10 (0.18)
- Apparent Porosity: 0.27 (0.53)
- Fissure Resistance: 0.63 ( 0.32)
- Cracking Resistance: 0.68 ( 0.37)