Real

Marble

The name originates from the ancient Greek verb “Marmairo”, meaning “TO SHINE”.

Carrara C - Honed finish

Carrara marble has been used since the time of Ancient Rome. The Pantheon and Trajan’s Column in Rome are constructed of it, and many sculptures of the Renaissance were carved from it.

Carrara C has more white value than the type CD.

Carrara CD - Poco Vecchio finish

A unique feel-me texture of Havani, makes the natural stone colour lighter. The Carrara CD is normally much more grey but thanks to the finish, it becomes more white and more practical.

Read more about this finish in the methodology at the bottom of this page.

Emperador light - Honed finish

Emperador light is a hard marble from Spain with similar visible swirls and twists of the darker (brown) Emperador. A beige marble is much easier to maintain than a dark one.

Read more about the advantages of white and beige marble in Havani’s methodology at the bottom of this page.

 

Emperador Light - Poco Vecchio finish

A unique feel-me texture of Havani, makes the natural stone colour lighter.

Read more about this finish in the methodology at the bottom of this page.

Calacatta Verde - Honed finish

Originating from Angola, Calacatta Verde marble shows amazing yellow to green long vains combined with dark grey long vains.

Every block of this marble will be unique.

Kalliston - Honed finish

A beautiful marble orginating from Greece, that has a very warm white value and soft violet to brown short and long vains.

Every block of this marble will be unique.

Breccia Capraia - Honed finish

Quarried in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, Breccia Capraia is a highly unique white marble, that shows gorgeous swirls and details in multiple rare colours.

Every block of this marble will be unique

Blue limestone of Hainaut - Blue flamed

A Belgian limestone of approximately 350 million years old, used for multiple indoor and outdoor purposes, showing very appealing grain markings and crinoid fossils, skeletons of ancient marine animals.

We recommend this stone for outdoor usage because of the difference in darkness of surface and mass but it can be used indoors as well.

We like this slightly rough and light blue finish because on a table, lime attacks and scratches will be more difficult to detect and thus won’t disturb users.

Because of the rain, possible stains from the last bbq season will be vanished before the next season.

Characteristics & Maintenance

It’s a living thing!

The most attractive designing stone thanks to a swirl of gorgeous visible details, veins and colour varieties. Mineral ‘impurities’ that used to be just grains or layers in the earth, mobilized and recrystallized over the course of millions of years.

Marble is not a scientific word but in reality, marble is a hard crystalline metamorphic form of limestone.


HAVANI’s MARBLE METHODOLOGY

  • Old but strong
    Only hard marbles are selected at Havani because their structure offers greater compactness and fewer porosity, making them more suitable for furniture tops. These are rocks that are approximately over 200 million years old.
  • White & beige
    We avoid dark marbles for indoor use because the rock’s inside colour often differs from the surface colour in terms of darkness, making scratches immediately visible as well as lime attack stains that transform into a lighter colour than the surface. Dark marbles are good to look at, but not to consume or ‘work’ on.
  • Zero polished
    We don’t recommend polished surfaces on marble tabletops or kitchen worktops because one, the polish will fade. Two, the product to impregnate the rock that must protect it cannot enter the pores fluently and three, marble already shines and will gain more ‘satin gloss’ over time due to the patination effect. Polished marbles are good to look at but not to consume or ‘work’ on.
  • Feel-me texture
    Havani also offers unique ‘slightly textured’ surface finishes, making our white and beige marbles even more usable because scratches and lime attacks become as good as invisible. A unique feel-me texture also adds a very stylish character to the design and an increased urge to touch it.
  • Nanotech
    Recent implemented nanotechnology in impregnation products now better protect marble of discolouring due to the exposure of acids. Products were already water and fat repellent in the past but colourful stains due to lime attacks were more likely to occur before.
  • Patination
    After some time, a beautiful ‘satin gloss’ will appear on the honed surface from usage, comparable to that of a used natural parquet floor. Even small dull spots from lime attacks that weren’t cleaned in time, that became visible in the flood light, will become invisible over time from daily usage.

Indoor usage only.

MAINTENANCE:
Our marbles are protected by Lithofin Nanotop.
We recommend Lithofin Easy-clean to clean and maintain your Havani marble top.