The St Martin Belle Roche stone is extracted essentially from two locations just a few kilometers apart:
One producing the St Martin and the other producing the St Albain. They are usually cut with bed .
In St. Martin, there are 3 colors: grey, beige and yellow; St Albain has a color in bronze tones.
When these stones flame, heat reaction stains the yellow stones in pink, while the greyer of the materials becomes beige.
If you stay in a size not exceeding 40×80 cm or 16” x 32” , St Martin can be cut against veins : Grey, Beige or Yellow.
There is still a natural variation in color and inherent in the stone around these three basic colors. It is traditionally cut with bed but could be in small sizes cut against bed.
It is a hard limestone.
Usual slab sizes are : 180-220 cm x 120-140 cm.
Quarry capacity allows to supply projects of 1000-2000M2.
Burgundy area , Saint Martin Belleroche, France
OTHER NAMES OR SIMILAR STONES
Rochebelle, Pierre de Senan, St Martin Rochebelle, St Romain, Buxy, St Baudille, Pierre de Senonville….
St Martin stones are hard stones, low porosity and frost-resistant. Thus we find these stones in many uses:
From roads and pavements , outdoor terrace or pool, in flamed finish, bush hammered or scratched to the wall covering, and interior floors honed or brushed. These stones are also used dimensional stones; warm colors are also popular as rubble and split face stone
ALSO AVAILABLE IN
- Rough sawn
- Flamed and brushed