Artificial marble

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A synthetic, molded stone prepared to imitate the appearance of marble. One type of artificial marble, called Marbelite, is made by heating potassium alum in water then adding 10% heavy spar and marble dust (Brady 1971). Another type of artificial marble, called Exsilite, is made by fusing grains of silica and pigments to form a slab that simulates onyx marble. Made from Keene's cement, marezzo marble is also prepared to look like marble.

Synonyms and Related Terms

imitation marble; Marbelite; Exsilite; mármol artificial (Esp.); künstlicher Marmor (Deut.)

Additional Information

G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1971.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 500