MARBELLA SHELLSTONE

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.

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Albany Spa Floor & Wall Cladding
Resort Pool Decking
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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. 

Tile

3x6

4x4

4x8

8x8

12x12

18x18

12x24

24x24

Pattern 

Pavers
Pool Coping
  & Stair Treads
Split Face

4x8

8x8

12x12

18x18

12x24

24x24

Pattern

4x8

12x12

12x24

2x8

4x8

8x24 Ledger

Ledger Corner

 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.

Slip Resistance

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

Heat Absorbtion

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.

Frost Resistance

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

Adhesive:

Mud or thin set base.

Grouting:

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.

Sealing:

Water-based penetrating sealer. Gloss or mat finish sealer may be applied depending on desired appearance.

Maintenance:

Maintenance programs available on request.

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