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3/4″ (2cm slab)
Daino Reale is quarried from a bedrock quarry in Sardinia, Italy. This marble’s qualities appear much like those of a vein-cut travertine, but without the natural pits. It was formed at the bottom of a shallow sea and sediments from a river built up over millions of years to create the exceptional layered structure. Due to its unique formation process, it is not unusual for this stone to have one portion of the slab or tile darker than the other. It is also a softer stone, and may be susceptible to scratching or abrasion. There will be noticeable variations in color and movement between pieces. Therefore, it is important and recommended that a range of this product be viewed before finalizing a purchase. 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. It is a common characteristic for this stone to have voids in the raw material. Before it reaches the polishing stages, these voids are filled with a polyester resin. Depending on how deep the void is, the resin may shrink as it dries, leaving the surface of the filled area slightly lower than the rest. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the stone. Finally, a mesh backing is adhered to the stone. As a natural stone product, it is recommended that this be sealed to extend their longevity.
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