Quarried from sites once covered with marine life, Marbella Stone is embedded with ancient coral, crustaceans and shells. It has a beautiful light sandy color and is ideal for a wide range of interior and exterior uses.
With an unmatched slip resistance and high heat reflection, Marbella Shellstone offers a safe, comfortable surface for pool decks, a beautiful insulator as wall cladding and its soft, smooth texture make it the perfect material to carry throughout an entire home.
Sizes & Formats
Finishes Available Include: Honed & Filled, Honed & Unfilled, Brushed, Split Face, Sawcut
Edge Options Include: Square Edge, Chiseled Edge, Eased Edge, Bullnose
Majority of stocked materials come in a Honed & Filled finish. Call for current pricing and inventory availability.
& Stair Treads
Custom Sizes and Shaped Pieces Available
Benefits / Technical Specifications
Full specifications available upon request. Tests performed by Smith-Emery Labs, California; a full service independent testing laboratory.
When testing a sample of Honed & Filled Marbella, our smoothest finish, it was no surprise that the dry sample passed non-slip ratings. However, when the wet sample also exceeded non-slip requirements by a wide margin, there was no question about how well suited this material would be as a safe option for wet floors. See Chart for Details
In a side by side test against a variety of similarly used materials, Marbella proved to stay the coolest at higher temperatures. At temperatures over 100°, Marbella Shellstone remains cooler than the temperature outside.
What does this mean for you?
No burnt toes on the way to the pool, your pool deck will provide a cool environment for outdoor fun.
And for wall cladding uses, Marbella acts as a beautiful layer of insulation, reflecting the sun's rays.
Compressive Strength - Density - Water Absorption
Marbella Shellstone has a higher compressive strength than many other shellstones and coral stones on the market.
With 3988 PSI, a 124.0 Density Average and an 8.088% Water Absorption Average, Marbella earns a Medium-Density (Class II) rating.
After being thoroughly soaked in water, test samples of Marbella Shellstone were subjected to fifteen cycles of freezing to 0°F and thawing to 55°F. Through all these cycles, the samples remained entirely unchanged demonstrating that Marbella is a great material to bring a tropical feel to a cold climate year round; and you won't have to worry as it sits underneath snow in the winter.
Installation & Maintenance
White mud and thin set base.
1/16" to 1/2" grout joint may be used. Tiles should be sealed prior to grouting to avoid discoloration and problems in removal of dry grout from tile surfaces.
Water-based penetrating sealer. Enhancing sealer may be used as long as it is penetrating.
Maintenance programs available on request.