|Other Names||Blue Sky marble, Brazilian Marble, Azul Celeste marble|
|Finishes||Polished, Honed, Sawn, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, Tumbled, Acid Wash, Antique|
|Country of Origin||Argentina|
|Fire Performance||0 flame spread (per ASTM E 84)|
|Freeze Thaw Resistance||Good|
|Panel Sizes||Up to 4'×8' (1220mm×2440mm)|
|Structural Performance (on Honeycomb)||Excellent|
Azul Cielo is named for the blue sky for which it is reminiscent of. This Argentinean marble is prized for its cerulean color. It is also an elegant material. When light is reflected off its crystal grains, the stone begins to shine as a reminder of why marble has always been regarded with renown.
Stoneply's Azul Cielo Marble stone panels accentuate the attributes of this particular kind of marble. Not only does it confirm the beauty found in nature, but it also amplifies its intrinsic might. Azul Cielo Marble stone panels have an impact strength of 60 times more than ordinary marble slabs. They have also been found to endure over 400 psf wind load capacity which is equal to 300 mph tornado force wind. Thus, properly installed StonePly Azul Cielo Marble panels can withstand even the most extreme elements such as storms, hurricanes, and earthquakes.
With this kind of resilience, one may expect the inconvenience of a heavy material. On the contrary, Stoneply's stone panels are so lightweight they can be lifted by hand. Because of this, the cost of transportation and installation is reduced. The strength, lightweight and ease of installation makes StonePly the ideal choice for exterior and interior wall panels, elevator cab cladding, and even yachts and cruise ships.
Azul Cielo Marble's color is not the only reason why it echoes the sky. Azul Cielo means blue sky or blue heaven, and like the name implies, Azul Cielo marble is worth looking up to.
You are probably more familiar with marble than you realize. From Michelangelo's mighty carrara marble David, to the intricately carved cenotaphs of the Taj Mahal, to the royal Marble Arch of Buckingham Palace, marble has been the stuff of civilized architecture and art for centuries. Being a form of limestone, it is softer than granite, making it more susceptible to deterioration and wear but a simple, regular maintenance routine will keep marble looking beautiful.
Marble has a soft, sophisticated aura. Small interior spaces will especially benefit from marble's less "busy" feel when compared to granite thanks to its large, flowing veins.
Certain marbles can be “book matched,” meaning the edges of two panels are paired to create a mirror image. Book matching's effect is best expressed on large panels.