Forest Green Marble: An Introduction
Also known as Verde Guatemala marble, Forest Green marble comes from the Rajasthan state of India. This marble is known for its eye-pleasing looks as well as durability. The dark green and brown veins that haphazardly run against the green background on the surface of this marble give an impression of a dense teak forest; hence given the name, Rain Forest Green.
Its elegant texture and ability to shine brilliantly after polishing make it an equally popular material for both exterior and interior designing. An ideal choice for kitchen and bathrooms installations, Forest Green marble is extensively used to create kitchen countertops, vanity countertops along with steps and risers.
This unique marble product is basically used in the form of tiles, blocks and slabs. The veining pattern as well as the base color may vary from one shipment to another; depending upon the section of the quarry from which the marble has been extracted. Once the marble is cut into slabs, it is then book matched, i.e., cutting and polishing of two slabs to create mirror images of each other. A polyester resin is then applied to fill the naturally occurring voids prior to the polishing stage. These slabs are further arranged in sequence to allow a steady flow of pattern.
At Regatta Universal Exports (RUE), we offer a wide range of green marbles in different dimensions and finishes, including polished and tumbled. Being a major Indian manufacturer and exporter of Indian Forest Green-hued marble, Regatta ensures safe and timely deliveries of premium quality products at various locations around the globe.
|Density||2.5 – 2.65 Kg/m3|
|Compressive Strength||1800 to 2100 Kg/cm2|
|Hardness||3 to 4 Rating on Mohs Scale|
|Water Absorption||Below 1%|
|Weather Impact||High Resistance|
|Silica (SiO2)||20 – 25%|
|Lime (CaO)||38 – 42%|
|Alumina (Al2O3)||2 – 4%|
|Loss on Ignition (LOI)||30 – 32%|
|Other Oxides like Mg & Na||1.5 – 2.5%|