Volakas Haemus Marble

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Volakas Haemus Marble , ΤΗΕ ΜΥΤΗ

Volakas Haemus Marble

Volakas, from which the stone takes its name, is a remote village on the eastern flanks of the Falakron Mountains (part of The Rhodope Mountains) in the Prefecture of Drama.In Greek Mythology, King Haemus of Thrace was the son of Boreas. He was vain and haughty and compared himself and his wife, Queen Rhodope, to Zeus and Hera. The gods turned him and his wife into mountains (Haemus or Haimos Mons and Rhodope Mountains). Hence in Greece, the Balkan Peninsula is still referred to as the “Peninsula of Haemus”. In these mountains there was a fight between Zeus and the dragon Typhon who driven off to Thrace, hurled entire mountains at Zeus in the battle around Mount Haemus.When these bounced back upon him under the force of the thunderbolt, blood
gushed out on the mountain. From this incident, it is said , the mountain is called haemus (“bloody”) in Greek (Αίμα) and Rhodope which means “Red Faced”.

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DESCRIPTION

Beautiful homogenous elegant marble of consistent white background with veins of grey and black colour.Well known and popular material for its unique veins and waves. Specified by architects for many of the world's most important construction projects.

APPLICATIONS

Residential, Commercial and Institutional development projects,
Mainly specified for interior flooring and wall cladding, Decorative Elements, Columns etc.
SUITABLE FOR:
Big and small projects

FINISHES

Polished, Honed

AVAILABILITY

PHYSICAL TEST

APPARENT SPECIFIC WEIGHT kg/m3 DIN 52102
ABSORPTION COEFFICIENT %wt DIN 52103
COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH MPa DIN 52105
MODULUS of RUPTURE MPa DIN 52112
ABRASION RESISTANCE mm DIN 52108