Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is coral stone?

Coral stone is a natural product found in quarries. The stone is distinguished by fossilized inlays and marks of sea organisms such as corals, calcareous algae that excrete carbonate, and other fossilized organisms with a base of calcium carbonate.

It is rustic-looking, calcareous stone of a metamorphic origin, containing pores in different sizes and depths. It can also contain small quantities of minerals such as hematite, siderite, quartz, and other minerals that can sometimes slightly modify the color and degree of coherence of the stone. Its color and tone can range from a light cream/beige, to almost white, to pink to ochre yellow. These tones are defined by the minerals found within it, as well as its place of origin.

The pure, white color of our quarries' coral stone comes from the limestone formed in shallow warm seas near tropical regions where the contribution of debris (the disintegration of body residue) is less important.

Nature gives a unique character to each stone, thanks to the existence of these beautiful fossils.

Aside from its beauty, one of its most notable characteristics is that of maintaining a cool temperature even when being exposed to high summer temperatures in tropical regions. This makes it ideal to be used in pools and exteriors.

How does coral stone adapt to changes in climate ranging from extreme cold, to tropical heat, to rainy season?

There is no harm in exposing our coral stone to extreme cold, heat or rain. As you can see in our coral stone's test results, we have subjected our stone to cycles of extreme temperatures of -40 degrees Fahrenheit without noticing any sign of cracks or changes in the structure of the stone.

Where can coral stone be used?

The most common use of coral stone is in floors, exterior and interior wall cladding, pool coping, moldings, columns, balusters, arches, pots, stairs, cornices, etc.

How many different finishes does coral stone have?

In its natural state, coral stone has an opaque look (matte), but it can be polished to obtain a shiny and glossy look. Additionally, it can be honed, honed and filled, brushed, polished, chiseled, beveled, hammered, split faced, sandblasted.

On what surface(s) can coral stone be installed?

It can be installed on concrete and sand.