A modern twist on the traditional arabesque design. Create a beautiful contemporary design with echoes of Moorish pattern. The technique of handmade etching is where natural power of water fluidity and ultra sound waves come together to create the embellished effects on stone. A durable painting technique creates an antiqued aged appearance.
Our Sophia Dove decors are individually etched & hand painted on to Sophia Dove marble. The inherent variation and veining found in all natural marbles transposes beautifully through the paint giving light and dark variation, creating timeless understated elegance. By their very nature no two tiles will ever be the same, so you can expect variation within the tile itself and between tiles.
To ensure you create the desired finish to your project, we advise that you should dry lay the product to ensure a suitable blend before fixing.
Please note this tile requires sealing and is not suitable for use near a fire or log burner.
Please note this product is a natural stone and therefore you will find colour and pattern variations in the tiles due to the way the product is made. We recommend laying out your tiles before fixing to ensure you get a good mix of shades across the area. For very large areas please ask our experts in store for further advice.
PREPARE: Diluted First Wash 1:30 covers 50m2. Allow the solution to sit on the tile for 5 minutes and work residue off with a soft white emulsifying pad or cloth. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. Sometimes after using a First Wash, residues may be left behind, this may be due to the polymer within the grout. In these instances use Tile and Stone Stain Remover diluted 1:5 in the same way as the First Wash.
PROTECT: If using Polished Protector, apply 1 coat using a brush or a roller, allow to dry thoroughly. A 1ltr bottle will cover apprx. 30m2. If using Unpolished Protector, apply 2 coats using a brush or a roller. Ensure you apply the second coat within 4 hours of the first coat. A 1ltr bottle will cover approx. 20 m2.
CLEAN: To prevent the build up of deposits it is important that the correct cleaner is used, to maintain the tiles we suggest Tile & Stone Cleaner diluted 1:200.
PLEASE NOTE: Acidic or Alkaline cleaners are not recommended for use on marble. Marble does not require pre-sealing. Contrasting grouts can cause staining, so it is advised to test the grout on a small area before grouting commences.