Nero Marquina Marble
Nero Marquina marble is the most famous natural black marble because of its intensity, elegance and contrasting pure white veins on a dark backdrop. Read More
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Nero Marquina marble is the most famous natural black marble because of its intensity, elegance and contrasting pure white veins on a dark backdrop.
In addition, the unique patterning of Nero Marquina makes it one of the most sought-after stones in the world. This luxurious stone is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any home or business.
Nero Marquina Marble Description
Nero Marquina is a natural stone with a deep black backdrop and beautiful white veining. Marquina Black is a type of marble found in the mountains of Spain. It is intense black with small and large white veins running through it.
This marble is prevalent in creating many applications, such as kitchen worktops, flooring, and sculptures. It is a predominant material because of its beauty and durability. Black Marquina marble is a black marble we have used since ancient times. It is quarried in the region of Markina, in the Basque area of Spain, where it takes its name.
Black Marquina marble is a unique natural stone with dark colour and light veining. The veins are usually white or light-coloured and can be straight or curved. Negro Marquina marble has a long history of use in art and architecture and is still popular today.
Pattern Variation: Medium–High.
Marquina Marble History
Nero Marquina was first used in the 13th century to construct Gothic cathedrals and churches. The most notable examples are the Cologne Cathedral in Germany and the Basilica of San Isidoro in León, Spain. Recently, Black Marquina has been used extensively in high-end residential and commercial projects such as hotels, restaurants and office buildings.
The main components of Negro Marquina are limestone, marble and quartz. The stone has a light colour that can have different shades depending on the number of impurities it contains.
Due to its unique beauty and durability, Black Marquina marble commands a higher price than other types of black marble. Due to its limited supply, it is typically used as an accent material rather than for large surfaces.
This marble comes from the Basque country in Spain. It is known as Black Markina Marble, Nero Marquinia Marble, Marquina marble, Nero Bilbao Marble, Preto Marquina Marble, Spanish Black Marble, Noir Marquina Marble, Prete Marquinia Marble, Marmol Negro Marquina, Nero Markina Marble, Nero Marqina Marble, Black Marquina, Black Marquinia Marble, Negro Marqina Marble, Negro Marquino Marble, Negro Bilbao Marble, Marquina Marble, and Marquina.
Sizes, Thickness, Finishes
- Sizes: The slabs have a minimum dimension of 2.50 x 1.50m and a maximum size of 310x190cm.
- Finish: It is readily available in a polished finish. You can also choose Black Marquina honed marble when you prefer matte or textured finishes for your project.
- Coverage: With a single marble slab, you can cover an area of approximately 5 square meters of surface, whether it is kitchen worktops, floors, or wall panels.
- Protection: Our production team applies professional natural stone sealant coating to your marble slabs upon delivery. Later, our worktop installers use an additional layer of this sealant when completing your kitchen worktop, bathroom, fireplace, or floor installation.
- Thicknesses: Nero Marquina marble is readily available in 2 cm or 3 cm thicknesses. Consult with our marble experts if you require thicknesses of 4, 5 or 6 cm or more.
Would you like to know more about Nero Marquina marble worktops, splashbacks, or Nero Marquina marble honed for bathrooms?
Natural marble is a fantastic option for kitchen worktops, upstands, or walls in homes and businesses. It has remained the king of worktops for centuries thanks to the mix of eternal beauty, high performance and affordability it offers.
- Natural marble is UV suitable, making it a perfect outdoor worktop material.
- You can choose marble in various finishes: Polished, Leather, Honed, Bush-Hammered, Satinato, and more.
- Each slab of natural marble worktop is unique to you and your project. Nature does not create two identical marble slabs.
- Marble can withstand exceptionally high heat (up to 300 degrees Celsius) and offers excellent scratch and stain resistance performance.
- When you embark on a kitchen or bathroom renovation, you will most likely consider how the material would improve the appearance and functionality of your house. However, with marble, you can also consider how it can boost the property's value. Your home is a significant investment, and adding marble worktops can help increase its value in the future.
Nero Marquina marble comprises raw minerals and is a 100% natural stone. Therefore, as with any natural product, its composition may differ slightly across blocks.
Nero Marquina marble's technical features are the following (petrographical classification):
- Water absorption: 0.13-19%
- Impact resistance: (41 cm height)
- Density:2700 kg/m3
- Flexural Strength:13.5 - 15 MPa
- Compressive Strength:60 - 62MPa
As an organic material, marble's warranty comes from nature. And because marble is a natural product, it has inherent flaws and fractures that make it unique.
You can select from our Sensa, Naturamia, and Granith stone collections of branded natural materials if you prefer marble with a warranty. Our manufacturer's warranties for natural stone worktops range from 2 to 15 years.
Nero Marquina marble belongs to our Price Group 1 (one), representing a low price point.
The final price of a Nero Marquina worktop depends on the size of the countertops you require, the location, and the accessibility of the property for its installation, dictating the number of installers your project may require.
Nero Marquina marble is a sedimentary carbonate rock. It comprises calcite (CaCO3), or a mixture of dolomite (Ca, Mg) and calcite. Originally it was limestone which transformed into marble over time.
The limestone rocks become marble thanks to the natural processes affecting them over millennia. Moreover, the term 'marble' comes from the old Greek word "Marmaris," meaning "shiny stone", describing the metamorphosis from limestone to marble.
The endurance of a Nero Marquina marble worktop is one of its best characteristics.
Nero Marquina is a natural marble worktop lasting over 100 years after installation.
Avoid boiling pots on the countertop without a coaster to keep your Nero Marquina kitchen worktops in good condition. Despite their resistance to high heat, it is best to keep minimum care to ensure a longer lifespan.
Seal your Nero Marquina marble worktops every 18 to 24 months, depending on how much use you give to the surfaces.
Yes. Unlike manufactured stones such as quartz and engineered marble, Nero Marquina marble comprises 100% natural minerals and is suitable for outdoors applications. In addition, the lack of resins in marble worktops ensures that their colours don't fade or alter even when you install them externally.
Yes. Like any natural stone, Nero Marquina marble is porous due to its surface's micro-permeable nature. When a stone is porous, it can absorb liquids through micropores and its interfacial texture. You can seal Nero Marquina marble with an inexpensive stone sealant by spreading the transparent liquid over the surface and letting it rest for a minimum of 12 hours. Repeat this process every 18-24 months, depending on how much traffic your marble surface receives.
Yes. If the chip or scratch in your marble worktop is over 5 mm deep, this part of the worktop becomes more susceptible to discolouration. You can repair chips on marble worktops by applying colour-matched stone resin, restoring the non-porosity in this area. A professional worktop installer may also buff the top layer of the stone to remove superficial scratches, restoring the original shine of the marble's surface.
Nero Marquina marble, also known as Black Marquina marble, is a natural stone from Aulesti, a village and community in the district of Biscay, in the Basque Country autonomous state in the north of Spain. Aulesti is located 27 miles away from Bilbao, the capital city of Biscay.
RETURNS AND SHIPPING POLICY RETURNS
Except for damaged surfaces, all sales are final. Please call 020 39760029 or email HELLO@WORKTOPLIBRARY.CO.UK for more information before mailing exchanges or purchasing return products installed in faulty or damaged condition.
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We process all orders within one business day. However, specific stones may have longer lead times due to high demand or special-order items from other countries.
DELIVERY & INSTALLATION COSTS
We compute delivery and installation costs at the time of purchase. Our team of professional stone fitters install all stone surfaces.
Installation and delivery charges vary depending on weight, site access, and delivery location from our workshop in West London, United Kingdom.
INSTALLATION & DELIVERY ADDRESSES
Stone worktop installation is available in London and up to 150 miles of surrounding areas. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our Worktop Library Service Team at (20) 39760029.