Materials

Nevens Natuursteen NV proposes 5 exceptional marbles for your cottage kitchen.  Why do we specifically selected these 5 marbles?  Many years of experience helps of course but the following considerations mainly make our case:

  1. Tradition: the cottage style builts upon fine traditional materials.  Time has shown us how these materiales resisted the daily work they had to endure over the years.
  2. Intrinsic quality: we consider one cannot go wrong using fine natural products of great quality specially selected by us.
  3. Character: no way to explain how that these marbles have character which they express by their colour, drawings and shades!  One has to see them to understand.  Marble is moreover one of those few materials that absorbs the passing of time and naturally idealizes it.
  4. Colour: our selection represents a range of colour options so that we have a great solution for any type of cottage kitchen.
  5. Size of the blocks: the bigger the blocks, the bigger the slabs so we can make bigger kitchen worktops out of one piece.  This is important to respect our standards of work.

Discover more details about the 5 marbles we propose:

Belgian Blue Stone

blauwe steen

From the querries of the beautifull Ardennes in the south of Belgium this traditional material has been extracted and processed over the centuries.  Because of its quality Belgian blue stone has many applications but its unique colour and texture has made it since long a favorate for cottage style kitchen tops .

Minerological composition: Calcite ± 96%, traces of dolomite, quartz and pyrite.
Apparent density: 2686 kg/m3
Open porosity: 0.31 % vol
Abrasion resistance (Capon method): 19.3 mm

 

Rouge Belge.

Rouge Belge

Rouge belge is a traditional Belgian marble of exceptional esthetical quality.  The natural and lively red-grey-white pattern is unique, expresses lots of character and combines wonderfully with wood. Use this material in your kitchen and you make a statement of how you enjoy the quality of life.

Mineralogical composition: Calcite 90-97% with traces of quartz,
dolomite and ferruginous minerals.
Apparent density: 2692 kg/m3
Open porosity: 0.68 % vol
Abrasion resistance (Capon method): 18.3 mm

 

Gris des Ardennes

gris des ardennes

Gris des Ardennes is an extraordinary Belgian marble.  It is the less busy cousin of Rouge Belge but expresses a rare complexity.  For those who appreciate tranquility and security of tradition will gain by choosing this ancient material.

Mineralogical composition: Calcite 90-97% with traces of quartz,
dolomite and ferruginous minerals.
Apparent density: 2692 kg/m3
Open porosity: 0.68 % vol
Abrasion resistance (Capon method): 18.3 mm

 

Botticino

botticino

An Italian favourite with a soft beige hue. This marble invites you to relax and enjoy the pleasures of company.  Few marbles provide such a soft and light colour and still offer a hard surface with a good resistance to scratches and stains.
A wonderfull choice.

Mineralogical composition: Calcite with cream/yellow cracks
Apparent density: 2710 kg/m3
Open porosity:  0.14% vol
Abrasion resistance (not Capon method): 20,00 mm

 

Bianco Carrara C

A timeless classic from Italy. Its white pearl tint, accented with grey veins, makes it suitable for every interior. You will only find the very highest quality Carrara marble at Nevens Natuursteen.
One cannot go wrong with this classic of classics.

Mineralogical composition:
Apparent density:  2711kg/m3
Open porosity:  0.12% vol
Abrasion resistance (not Capon method):  0,58mm