Friday, November 2, 2012

Calacatta Crestola Marble

Calacatta Crestola Oro Marble
The Calacatta Crestola marbles are the most beloved & sought after Calacattas EVER! Why?! Well, the Crestola Quarry is the absolute King out of all of the Calacatta quarries. Surely an experience to behold when seen in person, this magnificent quarry is so massive & so entirely white you'll need shades & a great big heart, trust me! If you think the country of Italia has already won your love through her delicious anti-oxidant rich vino's, rolling verde Tuscan hills that beckon you to tumble down like a child... oh and yes, lets not forget the wood-fired baked pizza's! Well to even further your adoration for this admirable country I would suggest that the next time you ought to take a trip to the crown of the country high up in the Italian Alps, the actual provenance of this fine marble OR you may just simply come visit us here at Crocodile Rocks...where this exquisite stone currently resides shining brigher then ever!
The unsurpassed beauty & prominence of this material is within the stone, offering a sublime translucency akin to an Onyx. It has a tight grain calcite crystal structure probably due to the way it was cooled during the formation process. The overall color has a soft creamy-white with pale milky grays and sublte warm golds. This is quite the stone may I shall see, once you have graced this stone yourself!!!
This stone has been used through out the centuries as Kitchen Countertops, Backsplash & Islands as well as bathroom vanities, shower surrounds, flooring etc..It is available in a Polished finish with a 2cm thickness as well as a 3cm, in addition we offer this material in a Honed finish in a 3cm thickness.

Find it at Crocodile Rocks Inc.

If Spiderman could have Granite Kitchen Countertop's

My eyes have graced the unique, beautiful & strong presence of our Polished, Iron Red Granite on several occassions and always in admiration. Yet today I had this realization, perhaps a bit silly yet really quite on key in my opinion. Spiderman came to mind...Yes, that whom most of us know as a treasured & classic Superhero. He who has the one & only transformational ability to morph into the red & blue Spidey, whom displays massive strength, versatility & total magnetism! Well my correlation between the two has led me to believe that this natural material exudes the same characteristics...well except for the super-power transformation that Spidey can perform...although we must give this natural stone some serious credit as it too has gone through some major geological transformations, adopting wallops of Hematite a mineral which is the main source of Iron. This stone displays rich vein's of a dark griotte red with silver blue lunar-like brecciated type features. Iron Red is an extremely hard material and yet would be most endearingly capable of supporting you and your many culinary adventures. Are you prepared to behold such a stone, Iron Amazing material born out of the courageous mountains of Brazil. A super-stone to say the least, come see for yourself & let your imagination run wild!
We have this natural stone available in a 2cm thick slab with a polished finish.

Calacatta Paonazzo

Paonazzo Marble
Paonazzo Marble is a rare Italian marble that is stone deep with unsurpassed beauty. Just a mere glance and you'll find yourself in a state of stone me, there are stone's that I've just absolutely fallen in love with and this stone is definitely in that category. The overall white matrix is pure like a soft cotton with a luminescent transparency that captures these diamond- like crystals. The vein's are a delicate combination of creamy as well as an intermixing of a sage like denim color and graceful grey-blues.
In my personal opinion Paonazzo is one of natures most excellent stone creations, as I feel this stone reflects the power and gentleness of the Italian Alps!
Purely precious!
This Marble is commonly used as Shower surrounds, Tub decks, Vanities, Interior wall cladding as well as Kitchen Counter top's! This stone is available in a Polished & honed surface with a 2cm & a 3cm thickness availability.

Find it at Crocodile Rocks Inc.

Difference between Vein-cut & Cross cut?