A unique material defined by elegance and style, marble has traditionally been used in the building industry for amazing decoration projects. So, you can use Astoria splitface marble for conveying a Mediterranean – rustic ambience into areas cladded with this decorative natural stone. Having a combination of beauty and simplicity, this marble delivers a special look into your house, as the best solution for cladding fences, facades of buildings or home bases.
Splitface marble is highlighted by a raw beauty obtained by splitface – the breaking / splitting procedure of tile surface for exposing a rougher surface finish. Astoria Splitface Marble with 4 x 15 cm size and 1.5 cm thickness is also recommended for interior claddings – hallway, kitchen, living room, fireplace cladding. The cream shades, a feature of this marble, can adapt to any style adopted for your projects.
Tips for installation:
Installation is as important as choosing the stone best suited to your decoration project
We recommend Weber Set Marmo Plus, a fast setting flexible adhesive also suitable for exterior;
For exterior cladding use Weber GR 100 prime combined with the adhesive, for a more durable project
When you apply adhesive, make sure the entire surface is covered for optimum results
Recommended underlay: concrete / thermo system / drywall
For projects up to 3 m height, install the product directly over thermo system
For projects above 3 m height, welded wire mesh is compulsory, as well as dowels for fixing the thermo system
For installations over the drywall, it is compulsory to use post rabitz
Weber Color Perfect grout joints is applied after installation for highlighting; we have 30 shades available
For a perfect installation we recommend hiring an expert in natural stone installation
Tips for natural stone aftercare
Marble is very durable, yet for extended lifetime keep in mind 3 steps: cleaning, sealing and aftercare
Exterior decoration projects with marble require cleaning after installation and before sealing with LTP Grimex
We recommend surface sealing with LTP Mattstone; for color enhancement with no “just washed look” use LTP Colour Intensifier
Surface sealing procedure closes the micro pores and prevents water penetration into the structure, thus avoiding the staining
Clean and aftercare your natural stone with LTP Waxwash cleaner, with no influence on the sealed surface
Use LTP Power Stripper for stubborn stains and LTP Grout Stain Remover for dust stains
Marble is one of the most amazing materials for your interior or exterior decoration projects. In you still have doubts about the unique features in every tile of natural stone, order now a sample and see for yourself.