Cristallo Citrino Close Up
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3/4" (2cm slab)
1-1/4" (3cm slab)
Cristallo Citrino is a quartzite with many variations of striking, organic veining throughout. With colors ranging from deep brown to rich tones of copper, the veining is artistically displayed on its white background, underscored with hints of grey. An alternative to marble, Cristallo Citrino’s hard, resilient surface can be used for kitchen countertops without having the scratching and etching issues experienced with marble. Furthermore, because its background color is comprised of milky white quartz, it is transluscent and therefore can be back lit. This makes it a very attractive alternative to onyx as well, which is typically used for back lit applications. Since onyx can scratch and etch, Cristallo Citrino is a much better option due to its durable surface. During the polishing process, an epoxy resin is applied to the surface of the stone to fill in any natural pits, cracks or fissures that may exist. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the stone. It is possible for some of the more minute pits that are too small to effectively hold the resin, to reopen during other finishing stages. However, this will not detract from the overall quality or appearance of the stone. Due to the qualities of the stone, the slabs are book-matched, meaning slab one and slab two will be cut and polished to create a mirror image of each other. These are then kept in sequence, which allows for a consistent flow in pattern. Finally, a mesh backing is adhered to the back of the stone to ensure safety while handling and fabricating the slab.
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