Our European Marble
‘We source our marble from Spanish and Italian suppliers ensuring the quality of our marbles and products are of the best available.’
We use Spanish and Italian Marble manufactured from two of the finest manufacturers in the world. The use of quality marble is of the highest importance when choosing a fireplace (or anything else) for your home. We chose to source our marble from these two manufacturers due due their quality products, passion for marble and their for ecology. Here you will find some FAQ’s and a small profile of the 2 manufacturers we use and some of their accreditations.
The European Marble we use is of the highest quality available. The resin content (used to create the consistant pattern) is low -approx 5%-.
There is an influx of cheaper marbles flooding the market from the far east and they use a much higher resin content, this makes the marble appear chalky compared to the highly polished finish of our European Marble. It can also cause problems with the Marble burning with higher output fires.
Due to the high quality of our marble and the low resin content, our fireplaces will be fine with glass fronted gas fires. We recommed having the back panel cut into 3 sections (to reduce the risk of cracking) but this isn’t always necessary. Please contact us if you’re in doubt.
Natural Marble is slabs of marble cut straight from the ground and used to produce goods. Our Micro Marble is made from 95% Marble with a 5% resin to create a consistent pattern across the marble. (We do also use Natural Marble)
We buy our Marbles in 20mm and 30mm thick.
Marble is definitely one of the hardest wearing of fireplace materials. If it is maintained and cared for properly it will last a lifetime and more.
It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and is almost maintenance free. However, marble is a natural material with a very similar composition to shells, teeth and bone and as is prone to damage and etching if exposed to anything acidic in nature.
Compaq spanish marble (es)
Quarella italian marble (IT)
Quarella is a world leader in the production of quartz and marble agglomerates.
The company was established over 40 years ago in Verona, one of the most beautiful Italian cities, which is a patrimony of UNESCO. It’s also the city of love between Romeo and Juliet and the celebrated Arena, which is a temple of opera music. Verona is so rich in history and full of emotions that it is one of the classical places of the Italian lifestyle, that set of qualities, taste and elegance that the whole world envies Italy for.
We produce our products precisely through the inspiration from the high aesthetic and technological qualities of Made in Italy products. We produce every year quartz and marble surfaces, with a capability for innovation appreciated all over the world.