Marble is a metamorphic rock that forms when limestone is subjected to the heat and pressure of metamorphism. It is composed primarily of the mineral calcite (CaCO3) and usually contains other minerals, such as clay minerals, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides, and graphite. Under the conditions of metamorphism, the calcite in the limestone recrystallizes to form a rock that is a mass of interlocking calcite crystals. A related rock, dolomitic marble, is produced when dolo-stone is subjected to heat and pressure. Marble is perfectly suited to interiors due to its light and warmth and also its strength, shine and durability. The various processes of pressure and crystallization this material is subjected to, create a wide range of tones with different veining and flecks transforming it into a quality material which can easily be adapted to the needs of every project.

Egyptian marble Standard Specifications & Technical Data

  • Water Absorption (ASTM C 97): 0.29 %
  • Modulus of Rupture (ASTM C 99): 2000 psi
  • Compressive Strength (ASTM C 170): 13300 psi
  • Abrasion Resistance (ASTM C 24): 26.4 Ha
  • Flexural Strength (ASTM C 880): 1600 psi
  • Density (ASTM C 97): 2618
  • Country of origin: Egypt
  • Material availability: Blocks, slabs, tiles
  • Dimensions of the slabs: 265-300cm x 160-195cm
  • Thickness of the slabs (Availability): 15-20-30-40-50mm (up to 200mm by order)
  • Dimensions of the tiles (Availability): Any dimensions
  • Thickness of the tiles: 10-12-15-20-30-40mm (up to 200mm by order)