Pietra Serena

Sandstone from Tuscany region of Italy.

Grey coloured sandstone with minute mica shavings which reflect the sun like tiny mirrors.

properties

Colour variation is very limited

Weight - 2.60 kg/m3
Water Absorption - 1.82%
Tensile Strength - 102 MPa

applications

This natural stone is suitable for internal and external use: floor, wall, vanity tops and stair covering in both private housing and in public buildings with moderate and intensive collective use. The stone material and the stone finish should be selected to suit the area it is being applied to.

limitations

If not sealed properly it is prone to discolouring

finishes

Honed, Sand blasted, Sawn lines, Split Faced, Chiseled, Bush hammered

sizes

Standard tiles sizes, cut to size and bespoke.
Slabs 20mm, 30mm and non standard size slabs.

maintenance

For flooring it is advisable to use a dry micro fiber mop where possible, to reduce the risk of scratching.

When wet washing always use an acid-free product! Allow the floor to dry thoroughly during the first 3 to 6 months. During this period it is important to use only a small amount of water to mop the floor and allow the surplus moisture to evaporate from the tiles; also use a product that does not seal the pores of the stone (e.g. Lithofin MN Easy Care Cleaner). This product is always added to the wash water and can be used for future
regular cleaning.

sealing

When the finished surface is completely dry, sensitive areas can be protected with a suitable sealer
(e.g. Lithofin MN Stain Stop).

availability

Good availability.