Arabescato Orobico Marble, born 225 million years ago, is one of the most historical and characteristic stone of the world, extracted from 100 years in Brembana Valley in Camera Cornello (BG).

This marble, a buttonhole flower among the Italian dimension stones, it’s always been used as a status-symbol due to its preciousness in any environment, especially in open spaces which greatly anhance the pattern and the mirror-like effects than can be obtained by an accurate study of each block coming from the quarry.

The many varieties of the predominant colours can be seen inside the serviceable width.

The following varieties are currently available for sale: Arabescato Orobico Red, Arabescato Orobico Rose, Arabescato Orobico GreyRose and Arabescato Orobico Grey.

Semea selects carefully this material to supply to customer the product of good and high quality. Semea has made its patent creating a peculiar treatment on the back of tiles guarantees a stronger resistance.

Today any solutions can afford Arabescato Orobico. Easy to lay, beautiful to see, handy to live in.

  Weight per unit of volume   Kg/m³   2704
  Compressive strenght   MP a   123
  Imbibition coefficient   %   0,066
  Flexural strength   MP a   10,6
  Frictional wear test   Mm   0,71

The tests have been executed next to Milan’s Polytechnic in according to UNI conditions in force.

Technical data

Compared to similar materials (both limestones and materials), Arabescato Orobico shows very good physical properties.

From a technical point of view, Arabescato Orobico mechanical properties show that the its best uses are for flooring, coverings, tops, etc.

As the flexural strength and the water absorption (Imbibition coefficient) are very good, Arabescato Orobico can be used for outside, too.

Arabescato orobico is a limestone coming from the so-called formation: “Membro del Calcare Rosso”. It formed during the Ladinian period, about 225 million years ago, in a tropical environment, looking like Bahamas, with lagoons and reefs, cliffs, white beaches and very calm and warm sea.

As the sea level used to oscillate, during the emersion periods (wich might last for many thousand years) red palaeo-soils, seaweed “carpets” and volcanic ash used to lay on the beaches, while during submersed periods all these different sediments used to be packed.

Such a peculiar situation is what we can observe today, many hundreds millions years later, on Arabescato Orobico’s slabs. What’s more, these old structures are so well kept that scholars of sedimentology coming from all over the world come and see Calcare Rosso Formaton in order to study and understand its tidal cycles.