|Other Names||Noir De Belgique Marble, Nero Belgio marble|
|Finishes||Polished, Honed, Sawn, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, Tumbled, Acid Wash, Antique|
|Country of Origin||Belgium|
|MIA Soundness Class||B|
|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|
Belgian Black is one of the many stone choices available for StonePly stone panels. The natural beauty of the marble combined with the strength of the aluminum honeycomb backing creates a stone panel that is easy to work with and durable. Marbles like Belgian Black have been prized for their luster and natural beauty throughout history. Belgian Black marble was formed eons ago when limestone was subjected to intense pressure and heat. The calcite crystals formed like millions of tiny gems locked together, giving the natural Belgian Black marble a beautiful luster.
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.