Margraf's long tradition in the treatment of marble and in the supply of natural materials for construction and contemporary architecture has allowed the brand to achieve excellence.
Excellence in the combination and selection of finishes, sizes and shapes suitable to embellish the outdoor spaces of private homes, residential complexes, hotels and public places.
Unique, non-slip materials that enhance a building and create a modern and refined elegance, meeting the needs of a demanding clientele in terms of design, durability and resistance. The range of marbles offered by the company is wide and comes in modular formats - from 30 x 30, 40 x 40, 30 x 60 cm - or in the 30/40 cm free length version, all from 3 cm thick.
After freezing and thawing cycles, all Margraf marbles for outdoor paving have proven to be frost-resistant and therefore resistant to harsher temperatures, according to the UNI EN 1341:2003 standard.
Margraf technological research has developed a series of surface finishes, which can be used to obtain a particular aesthetic rendering, as well as a high anti-slip and safety capacity of outdoor paving:
- bush-hammering: this treatment gives a rustic appearance to the marble and eliminates deformities and variations. The bush-hammered effect is achieved with a hammer with pyramid points, and the end result can be coarse or fine grained, passing through different degrees of finish in between;
- scratching: it is characterized by a succession of grooves side by side, executed by diamond discs or by a wide range of tools of variable profile;
- flaming: this is a process obtained with oxygen and gas. The flame acts by investing the surfaces to be treated at high temperature (2–500°C), which undergo a thermal shock, which causes a phenomenon of expansion and therefore a thermal crack. The surface texture will appear rough and raised. Flaming is particularly indicated for exteriors, but it must be used with care and only on marbles that are resistant to thermal shock.
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