Perlato di sicilia

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Sicilian Perlato, better known as Perlato di Sicilia, is a very elegant variety of Italian marble used to build and decorate many monuments like St Peter in Rome.

Recently, it has been used also for the new Central Station of Milan.

 

Features of Perlato di Sicilia

Thanks to its great features, both technical and aesthetic, Perlato di Sicilia marble can be used in several fields. It belongs to the family of the always fashionable Italian marbles.

 

Perlato di Sicilia: marble quarries in Italy

The quarries of the Italian marble Perlato di Sicilia are situated in the western area of Sicily, in the district of Custonaci town, next to Trapani.

Here, Perlato of Sicily is quarried, manufactured and produced for interior and exterior design, street furniture, home decoration, etc.

 

Perlato di Sicilia is really famous worldwide and especially required by Middle Eastern countries.

 

Perlato di Sicilia composition

Perlato of Sicily takes its name from its wonderful shiny surface that makes the space where it is used absolutely stylish. It has a light ivory color, due to the presence of fossiliferous limestone, with brown arabesques and lighter spots of pure calcite spaced out by little fossil shells, like brown spots, and brownish or yellowish veins.

 

Perlato di Sicilia uses: where to use the Italian marble from Sicily

Sicilia Perlato is an excellent material with great aesthetic and technical features, like many Italian marbles. Its distinguishing quality is its versatility: Perlato di Sicilia is perfect to decorate both interior and exterior spaces, streets and homes, combining functionality with a really fine taste. 

Technical specifications:

 

 

 

 

  • Composition: 97% CaCO3 with of oxides of Fe, P, Al e Mn
  • Compression breaking load: 2002 kg/cmq
  • Compression breaking load after freezing: 2088 kg/cmq
  • Absorption coefficient: 0.90
  • Indirect tensile breaking load by bending: 139 kg/cmq
  • Impact resistance: 29 cm
  • Linear thermal expansion coefficient: 0.0043
  • Frictional wear test: 0.57
  • Specific gravity: 2687 kg/mc
  • Modulus of elasticity: 705.000 kg/cmq

Production

  • Blocks
  • Slabs
  • Tiles of different sizes
  • Steps / Risers
  • Skirting boards
  • Special works
  • Urban furniture
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