Port Laurent marble
One of the most striking aspects of Port Laurent is the variation in colour and pattern that can be found within each piece. From deep, earthy tones to lighter, more ethereal hues, each Port Laurent marble slab has a distinct personality and character you can leverage to create a truly bespoke design. Read More
Port Laurent marble is a luxurious and enchanting brown-coloured natural material that adds an undeniable richness to any space it inhabits. Its captivating aesthetics and striking pattern variations make it a unique and vibrant addition to any design scheme.
A Port Laurent marble worktop’s organic and fluid shapes are reminiscent of the natural world, with swirling veins and patterns that mimic water or wind flow. This gives the material a sense of movement and energy, which can add a dynamic and vibrant element to an otherwise static space.
One of the most striking aspects of Port Laurent is the variation in colour and pattern that can be found within each piece. From deep, earthy tones to lighter, more ethereal hues, each Port Laurent marble slab has a distinct personality and character you can leverage to create a truly bespoke design.
In terms of application, Port Laurent is an ideal choice for homeowners looking to create a bold and daring statement in their space. Whether used as a statement feature wall or as a unique accent in a kitchen or bathroom, Port Laurent will impress and leave a lasting impression.
Our Port Laurent is a material that embodies the spirit of Justina Blakeney’s design aesthetic – bold, eclectic, and full of life. Its organic shapes and unique patterns make it an actual work of art that can transform any space into a stunning and unforgettable design masterpiece.
History of Port Laurent marble
Port Laurent marble is a dark brown with light rusty bronze and ochre vining and white lines marble quarried in Biougra, Agadir, in southern Morocco. The Atlantic Ocean locates Agadir at approximately 400 miles from Casablanca.
The Port Laurent quarry comes from southwestern Biougra near the Aït Baha cement plant. It is extracted in blocks finished in Italy to various textures such as polished and honed for different applications such as worktops, floors and walls.
Marble is a natural stone formed from limestone that has undergone a process of metamorphism, or change, due to high pressure and heat. The exact age of Port Laurent marble is unknown, as marble’s formation depends on various geological factors, such as the type of rock it was initially formed from, the intensity and duration of heat and pressure, and the period in which these processes occurred.
However, based on the region’s geological history, it is likely that Port Laurent was formed during the Palaeozoic era, which lasted from around 541 million years ago to 252 million years ago. This era was characterised by the formation of many different types of rocks due to the movement of tectonic plates, and it is possible that Port Laurent marble was formed during this time.
Designing with Port Laurent Marble
Learn how to get started with this brown marble from Morocco today!
With Port Laurent marble, it’s always been challenging to get started with interior designing and decorative applications for multiple rooms! However, this marble’s patterns quickly show you how to connect and follow its veining from the worktops to the walls and floors so you can create your first interior space!
Port Laurent has become increasingly popular in adding sophistication and a touch of elegance to any home. This type of marble is incredibly versatile, and its beauty and grace can be personalised to suit anyone’s taste. In addition, port Laurent marble’s soft whites and greys offer a timeless look perfect for any project, whether remodelling an entire room or simply sprucing up an existing design.
A Port Laurent marble worktop is a renowned and sought-after decoration material for architects, designers, and homeowners alike. It has been used in homes and businesses worldwide for centuries due to its unique beauty and versatility. Its customisable options allow Port Laurent to create magnificent focal points in any space. From floors to walls, kitchen islands, breakfast bars, and more, you can apply the material in many ways to add a classic touch of style to any home or business.
Switching Designs Between Kitchen and Bathrooms Transitions
1. Choose a Port Laurent marble slab with a pattern that you can apply in both rooms, choosing a slab large enough with the tones and colours for the design transition you want to create.
2. Design your panels and email the plans or drawings to The Worktop Library for the design transition.
3. The Worktop Library produces a preliminary cutting layout, showing your panels on a photo of your chosen slab and how the design and the marble veins will follow.
Now that your marble design is ready, you can install your marble panels from one room to another! It’s just as easy as pressing the ‘send’ button to follow room patterns. You’ll see the cuts are smooth, and the designs are professional looking.
Let’s Get Specific
San Simone marble specifications
Colour: Black, Brown, Orange
Price Group: 3
Finishes: Polished, honed
Thicknesses: 2 cm, 3 cm
Average slab size: 270 x 180 – 310 x 195 cm
Heat resistance: 350 °C
Hardness: 3 (out of 10 on Moh’s scale)
Applications: kitchen worktops, barbecue, pool liner, fireplace, furniture, splashbacks, shelves and other uses.
Usage: Indoor and outdoor
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.
Technical data for Port Laurent marble:
- Density (kg): 2,710 kg/m³
- Frost Resistance (Class): It is not recommended to use Port Laurent marble in areas with freeze-thaw cycles or high levels of moisture, as it can cause damage to the marble.
- Flexural strength (Mpa): 15.6 Mpa
- Water Absorption (%): 0.23%
- Abrasion resistance (mm): 27.7 mm
- Chemical Resistance: Port Laurent marble is susceptible to etching and staining from acidic substances, so cleaning up spills and stains as soon as they occur is essential. It is recommended to avoid using acidic or abrasive cleaners on Port Laurent marble.w
- MOHS (Scratch resistance): Port Laurent marble has a relatively soft MOHS hardness rating of 3.
As a natural material, marble's warranty comes from nature and 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.
Port Laurent marble is unlike any other natural stone out there. Its earthy brown tones, swirling white veins, and ochre tones create a sense of movement and energy that can add a dynamic and vibrant element to any space. Plus, the variation in colour and pattern found within each piece gives it a distinct personality and character you can use to create a truly bespoke design. In short, Port Laurent marble is like a dark canvas with coloured lines that can transform any space into a stunning and unforgettable design statement.
Port Laurent marble is a dark brown marble quarried in Biougra, Agadir, in southern Morocco. The exact age of Port Laurent marble is unknown, but it was likely formed during the Palaeozoic era, which lasted from around 541 million years ago to 252 million years ago. This era was characterised by the formation of many different types of rocks due to the movement of tectonic plates, and it is possible that Port Laurent marble was formed during this time. So, not only is Port Laurent marble beautiful, but it also has a rich history that adds to its allure.
While Port Laurent marble is a beautiful and durable material, it is not recommended for outdoor use due to its susceptibility to weathering and fading over time. In addition, the natural patterns and hues of the marble can be easily damaged by exposure to rain, sun, and other weather conditions. If you are looking to incorporate the look of Port Laurent marble into an outdoor space, it is recommended to use a durable and weather-resistant alternative, such as Dekton Laurent, that mimics the look of marble.
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.