GREY OROBIC ARABESQUE
The unique peculiarities of the orobic arabesque are its natural colors and patterns, which originated in tropical environments similar to moder-day Bahamas, with warm water and coral reefs as far as the eye can see.
From a petrographic point of view, it is a veined or laminate limestone with very specific colors, mainly due to iron oxides and hydroxides, dolomite and volcanic ashes. Orobic arabesque is quarried in open mines, using diamond wire to cut the rock.
From a technical point of view, orobic arabescque is uncomparable: its resistance to compression and bending strains is high, wear resistance (i.e. to pedestrian traffic) is good; its very low water absorption ensures negligible porosity, which determines a low tendency to suffer from frost damage; Overall, these features indicate that this type of material is suitable and perfectly compatible with the traditional use for flooring, wall coverings, counter-tops, etc., but also for use as rustic-surfaced external covering.
Orobic arabesque is very popular for floors and walls, especially in large spaces that enhance the beautiful open grain geometric designs that can be obtained by careful processing and elaborate installation studies, for each block. Its unique color characteristics are made particularly prominent with polishing, but also by splitting processes – performed only by hand – which enhance the stone’s warm tones and are suitable for outdoor use in one-of-a-kind constructions.