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Botticino Fiorito marble

What is Botticino Fiorito Marble like?

Botticino Fiorito Marble stands out for its growing popularity in Asia, especially in China and Korea, where there is an increasing demand for this material, with very important supplies.

Among the most iconic structures where this material is used, we can find floor and wall coverings in ambitious designs of large hotels and shopping centres in Asia.

The easy availability of Botticino Fiorito is due to an abundance of material in the quarries located both in Botticino valley and in Nuvolera area, in the province of Brescia.

These areas are not only renowned for the presence of Botticino Fiorito, but are also the place where the most precious variants of this marble, such as Botticino Classico and Botticino Semiclassico, are quarried.

What colour is Botticino Fiorito Marble?

Fine Botticino Fiorito Marble stands out for its fascinating white hue, enriched by a striking presence of flaking (or blooming).

This characteristic effect is the result of shades of calcium bicarbonate, uniquely distributed over the surface of the slab, creating a variegated look that is expressed in more or less intense shades of white. The colour breaks, then, can manifest themselves delicately or sharply, leaving that distinctive touch to the overall look of the marble.

This natural wonder is thus revealed in all its beauty, offering a range of shades and details that make each piece a unique work of art of its kind.

USES FOR BOTTICINO FIORITO

Botticino Fiorito stands out as an excellent choice for interior applications, where its refined elegance can really shine.

It is important to stress, however, that this type of marble may not be the ideal choice for exterior projects, as it shows a greater vulnerability to breakage than Botticino Classico and Botticino Semiclassico.

Its own characteristics make it particularly suitable for creating a sophisticated atmosphere in living spaces, offices or other indoor settings. Botticino Fiorito’s delicate texture and variety of shades add touches of elegance and style to interior design projects.

However, when it comes to outdoor applications, it is important to carefully consider the specific requirements of the project. Although Botticino Fiorito possesses an unmistakable beauty, it may not offer the same performance and resistance to breakage as Botticino Classico and Botticino Semiclassico, which are better suited to the challenges of outdoor environments.

A wide range of finishing

The particular beauty of Botticino Fiorito can be further enhanced with some specific processes:


Polished


The polishing process of Botticino Fiorito Marble is designed to enhance the distinctive characteristics of this precious natural stone. In fact, polishing enhances its particular bloom, with its more or less intense shades of white.

Honed


A smooth, even surface can be obtained by honing Botticino Fiorito Marble, although less shiny and with matt effect that is stronger compared to polished material.

Rough


A rough slab of Marble Botticino Fiorito offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of this stone before it undergoes further treatments that alter its appearance. Many appreciate the uniquely rustic nature and authenticity of marble in its untreated form.
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Technical data

Country of origin

Italy

Main use

internal

Real density „pb“

2740 Kg/m3

Compression strength

1185 Kg/cm2

Flexural strength

205 Kg/cm2

Abrasion resistance

0,98 mm

Average absorption of water

0,16 %

Thermal expansion coefficient

0,0036 mm/m °C

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The history of Botticino Fiorito Marble

With its timeless elegance, Botticino Fiorito Marble has its roots in the rich history of marble quarrying in the province of Brescia. This precious natural stone, with its distinctive floral veining, has been a symbol of refinement and elegance in architecture and design for centuries.

The history of Botticino Marble dates back to Roman times, when the empire used this stone to create majestic works; examples include the Capitoline Temple, the medieval base of the Broletto Tower and the façade of Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Over the centuries, Renaissance art and architecture further elevated the reputation of this stone, thanks to artists such as Michelangelo and Canova, who recognised its unique potential.

Today, Botticino Classico, Botticino Semiclassico and Botticino Fiorito Marble continue to dominate the world of architecture and interior design. The use of these precious marbles adds a touch of elegance and character to any space.