Red Alicante marble
To create a contemporary and stylish look in your kitchen, consider pairing Alicante Red marble worktops with sleek, modern cabinets. Read More
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Alicante Red marble is a natural stone with a red backdrop and white veining formed during the Jurassic period dating back 150 million years. It remains a popular material for interior decoration due to its bright and coloured minerals in orange that give it a sedimentary and organic look.
Alicante Red comes from the Alicante region of Spain and is prevalent for its distinctive reddish-pink colour, which results from iron oxide in the stone. The marble also has a fine grain and a smooth, polished surface, which gives it a sleek and elegant appearance.
History of the Red Marble of Alicante
Rojo Alicante marble of Alicante is a natural stone as old as time itself. It has been mined in the Alicante region of Spain for centuries and has been used in many forms of construction and decoration throughout history. The marble acquired its unique hue from oxidation caused by abundant iron oxide in limestone deposits.
Archaeological evidence suggests that the Romans first mined red marble and used it to build walls, floors, sculptures, and other artefacts. After this period, it continued to be widely used throughout Europe during the Renaissance for various architectural purposes, such as columns and fountains. Its deep red colour was favoured for its ability to add richness and vibrancy to any design setting.
Throughout modern times, red marble has become increasingly popular as a decorative material due to its affordability and ease of use.
Unique Characteristics of Red Alicante marble
Unique properties make our Spanish red natural marble famous for construction and interior design.
- Durability: Red Alicante marble is a hard, durable stone resistant to scratching and chipping. It is also resistant to staining, and you can clean and maintain it effortlessly.
- Versatility: You can use Rojo Alicante marble in various applications, including flooring, worktops and wall cladding. In addition, you can install it in both residential and commercial settings.
- Elegance: The reddish-pink colour of Red Alicante marble, combined with its smooth, polished surface, gives it a luxurious and elegant appearance. It can add a natural touch of refinement and natural to any space.
- Natural beauty: Marble is a natural stone, and no two pieces are exactly alike. It means that each piece of Red Alicante marble is unique and has its unique characteristics and patterns. This alone will add character and interest to any room of your choice.
- Heat resistance: Red Alicante marble is heat-resistant and can withstand high temperatures without damage. As a result, it makes it a suitable choice for use in fireplace surrounds and other areas where it may be exposed to heat.
Red marble worktop combinations
Classic and timeless Red marble is a choice for luxury worktops.
We offer stunning marble in honed and polished finishes, allowing homeowners in West London to choose the perfect level of gloss or matte effect that best complements their existing décor.
Those wishing to create a more modern look in the kitchen can use black accents for an ultra-chic contrast with the red Alicante marble worktop. Those wishing to make a warmer ambience can opt for brass fixtures that complement their warm tones beautifully.
- Alicante Red marble worktops paired with sleek, modern cabinets: If you want to create a contemporary and stylish look in your kitchen, consider pairing red marble worktops with elegant, modern cabinets. The bold colour of the marble will make a statement against the clean lines of the cabinets, creating a high-impact look.
- Red Alicante marble worktops with natural wood accents: Try pairing your red marble worktops with natural wood accents for a more rustic, earthy vibe. The warm, rich tones of the wood will complement the reddish hues of the marble, creating a cosy, inviting atmosphere.
- Rojo Alicante marble worktops with black appliances: Consider pairing your red marble worktops with black appliances for a bold, dramatic look. The contrast between the dark appliances and the bright, bold marble colour will create a striking visual impact.
- Red marble worktops with white cabinets: Try pairing your red marble worktops with white cabinets for a crisp, clean look. The bright white of the cabinets will provide a beautiful contrast to the rich, warm tones of the marble, creating a fresh, modern look.
Our Red Alicante marble worktops are a beautiful and unique addition to any kitchen, and there are many ways to incorporate them into your interior design. Whether you choose a modern, rustic, dramatic, or clean look, natural red marble worktops are sure to make a statement and enhance the beauty of your space.
Red Alicante marble specifications
Price Group: 2
Finishes: Polished, honed
Thicknesses: 2 cm, 3 cm
Average slab size: 280 x 180 cm
Heat resistance: 350 °C
Hardness: 3 (out of 10 on Moh’s scale)
Applications: kitchen worktops, barbecue, pool liner, fireplace, interior and exterior walls, house fronts, furniture, splashbacks, shelves, columns and other internal and external applications.
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.
Red Alicante marble's technical features are the following (petrographical classification):
Density: 2680 kg/m3
Water Absorption: 0,2%
Flexural Strength: 11,4 MPa
Fire reaction: Class A
Open porosity: 0,6%
Resistance to abrasion: 19 mm
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.
Red Alicante marble belongs to our Price Group 2 (two), representing a low to a medium price point.
The final price of a Red Alicante marble worktop depends on the size of the worktops you require, the location, and the accessibility of the property for its installation, dictating the number of installers your project may require.
The reddish tones in Red Alicante marble result from the presence of iron oxide in the stone, giving it its unique appearance.
To remove wine stains from Red Alicante marble, you can mix an alkaline cleaner diluted in water. Apply the solution to the affected area and let it rest for one minute. Then, rinse with plenty of water and dry pat with a paper towel/
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.