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Globally, there was a void between tile and natural stones. Derived from a Greek word that means "to sparkle, flash and gleam," marble is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious materials in the world. Tile was bound by size limitations, and stone slabs were reserved for the rich. Our vision is to bridge this gap by harnessing our experience with advanced Italian technology that imparts full potential of porcelain in a product, offering performance and appearances with high application potentials.
In Italy, well-known travertine quarries exist in Tivoli and Guidonia Montecelio, where the most important quarries since Ancient Roman times, like the old quarry of Bernini in Guidonia, can be found. This quarry was used to build the famous Colonnade of St. Peter's Square in Rome in 1656-1667. Michaelangelo also chose travertine as the material for the external ribs of the dome of St Peter's Basilica. Travertine derives its name from the former town, known as Tibur in ancient Roman times. The ancient name for the stone was lapis tiburtinus, meaning tibur stone, which was gradually corrupted to travertino (travertine).
Onyx, with flesh-colored and white bands, can sometimes resemble a fingernail, which holds true from its Greek latin root. Onyx, as a descriptive term, has been applied to parallel banded varieties of alabaster, marble, obsidian and opal. Superstitions by the ancient Romans lead to battle jewelry, engraved with Mars, the god of war. This was believed to bestow courage in battle. In Renaissance Europe, wearing onyx was believed to bestow eloquence.
Concrete has become a quite popular material, especially in modern and contemporary architecture and design. There’s only one problem. There are only two types of concrete. The type that is cracked, and that’s going to crack. Sintered porcelain is double the life cycle, with no maintenance, at a fraction of the cost.