EXTERIOR MARBLE FLOORS
EXTERIOR MARBLE FLOORS
An outdoor marble flooring needs particular characteristics that few materials possess.
For the choice of outdoor floors it is essential that customers be followed by a professional in the sector as not all marbles have suitable characteristics for the external climate of each place.
Our Beige Alpi (or Rubbio Verdello), Rosso Asiago (or Rosso Verona) or Travertine can guarantee and certify with years of experience and placement in various environments, quality and resistance to any element of risk.
What can damage the marble floor on the outside?
- areas with a cold climate, such as Scandinavian countries with temperatures below 0 ° (CE certified),
- areas with too much humidity
- mountain areas
- sea areas where sea salt is corrosive (Venice is a demonstration of this where our Beige Alpi is widely used),
- areas with poor quality of the substrates, this is something that should not be underestimated as the basis for a good job.
- places or localities where the materials are solicited for various reasons (public environments)
- the quality of the installation and the perfect closure of the joints. This is a very important factor because it does not cause water infiltrations which could cause major damage over time. For exteriors we recommend 5 mm joints so as to allow the application of the stucco, guaranteeing long-lasting work. At the same time, this will allow easier maintenance, cleaning and arrangement, especially in the event that some joints should open due to settlement of the structure and require some filler.
Our Beige Alpi, Rosso Asiago and Travertino marbles are materials resistant to frost, corrosion by sea salts and, last but not least, resistant to damage created by the sun, even more so by the moon. In summary, we guarantee materials suitable for the worst climates, while maintaining the ability to decorate your gardens in the best way with the naturalness and beauty of the veins and various sizes of the marble tile. Widely used for furnishings for urban centers, suburbs and house walls.
The main characteristics that outdoor materials must have are: waterproofness, durability, frost resistance and resistant to all atmospheric agents. One of these is the Classic Travertine, famous for being the natural stone used to build Rome.
The most used finishes for outdoor marble floors are all those that have the main non-slip feature such as bush-hammered, tumbled, antiqued, brushed, rolled and satin finishes. It is offered to customers who want a rustic and aged look with a natural look. They also have the advantage of being processes that facilitate cleaning, being light and not aggressive in depth processes.
How much does the outdoor marble floor cost?
First of all it is essential to understand what it is to be used for. Since if it were a driveway, it would need to be at least 3 cm thick, otherwise there would be the risk of having to replace it after a few years. What matters is the strength of the substrate and the application adhesives.
It starts from a minimum price of 40 € x sqm up to 100 € x sqm based on quality, sizes, finishes and thickness of the material.