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.
Travertine and Marble are very soft stones and should be maintained using PH neutral products as acid and alkaline will damage the stone and reduce the effectiveness of any sealers that have been used on the stone.
PREPARE: After grouting for an initial clean, use diluted residue remover for honed and polished stone. Allow the residue remover to sit on the tile at least 10 minutes to allow the grout residue to be broken down. The use of an emulsifying pad will aid with removal of grout residue. Sometimes, particularly on a textured surface, after using residue removers there is still some residue which may be due to the polymer within the grout. This needs to be softened with an alkaline detergent. Use Tile and Stone Stain Remover in the same way as the residue remover.
PROTECT: Use polished protector or unpolished protector, 2 coats are required. Apply with a brush or roller, allow each coat to dry thoroughly.
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.
Acidic or highly Alkaline cleaners are not recommended for maintenance of this tile as they will damage the life of the sealer .