An Introduction to Dolomite
Dolomite, also called ‘dolostone’ or ‘dolomite rock’ to distinguish it from the mineral, is a sedimentary rock. Found primarily in sedimentary basins it forms in much the same way as limestone and shares much of the same properties such as hardiness. It is also used in many of the same applications, for example construction where it is employed to neutralise acids. In fact, the process of dolomitisation can even occur to previously formed limestone, changing it into a dolomitic limestone.
What is Super White Dolomite?
Super White Dolomite is a type of Dolomite boasting an exquisite white colouring infused with wisps of grey veining. This luxury-looking stone exudes the same stunning milky shades of marble, which is one of the many reasons why Dolomite is fast becoming an equally stylish and practical alternative to it.
In recent years, Super White Dolomite has enjoyed a surge in popularity among builders, renovators and interior designers because it offers that perfect match of gorgeous aesthetic with practical functionality.
Dolomite vs Marble
While similar in appearance, though of course this will vary from slab to slab, Dolomite is a far denser natural stone than marble. Not only does this mean it’s less porous, making it better for areas of the home that are exposed to significant amounts of liquid like bathrooms and kitchens, but it also means that it’s tougher as well. Super White Dolomite is extremely hardy and resistant to scratches, chips, stains and cracks.
Uses of Dolomite
Thanks to its versatility and durability, Dolomite is used for many applications. Super White Dolomite is most commonly used residentially for kitchen benchtops and splashbacks, or bathroom vanities, flooring and bathtubs. Low porosity, high resistance to water damage and extreme hardiness makes this more than just a fashionable choice but a functional one as well.
Other commercial uses of dolomite include:
- Construction – where it’s crushed and used as an aggregate in various projects, and used to produce ceramics and glass.
- Chemical Industry – where it’s calcined to produce lime, used for magnesia and utilised to neutralise acids.
- Steel Industry – where it’s used as a sintering agent in steel production.
- Agriculture – where it’s used as a feed additive and soil conditioner.
Where does Super White Dolomite come from?
Quarried in the south of Bahia, Brazil, Super White Dolomite is processed from the blocks in which they are cut and polished into slab shapes. These slabs are then inspected to ensure quality, structural integrity and visual appeal before being trucked and shipped to us, here in Sydney, Australia.
The Benefits of Dolomite
There are a number of reasons why this sophisticated and timeless stone is commonly used for internal and external home construction.
Variety of Patterns
While Super White Dolomite is becoming increasingly popular due to its visual beauty and seductive allure as a marble-like stone, that doesn’t mean there isn’t opportunity to customise your selection of slab. Like other natural stones, no two slabs of Dolomite are exactly the same. The intensity of the grey veining, the exact shade and hue of white and silver, and the undulating patterns all vary from piece to piece.
There are a lot of uses for Super White Dolomite (as we expanded on earlier) but one of the common uses is for a kitchen benchtop. Why? Because in addition to standing out as a visual feature of note, Dolomite is a highly durable and long lasting stone material. Your kitchen is bound to see a lot of action and movement, so choosing a scratch-resistant and non-porous natural stone like Super White Dolomite is a great option.
Heat & Pressure Resistant
If you’re thinking of installing Super White Dolomite in a kitchen or bathroom, you won’t just want a non-porous material – you’ll want something that can take the heat! Dolomite is very resistant to both heat and pressure, and even acidic etching, so using it as a splashback or benchtop is a no brainer.
Keeping your Super White Dolomite super and white is the key to enjoying the rich elegance this stone has to offer. Luckily, Dolomite is easy to clean if done regularly and will retain its appeal for many, many years if properly sealed and then resealed every couple of years.
Marble is one beautiful stone and we love using it, but for many customers a relatively more affordable option is the better choice. Super White Dolomite offers a more inexpensive choice without compromising on style or aesthetic flair.
We like to tell our customers that Super White Dolomite simply oozes “sensational charisma”. The rich silvery grey veins and the understated but luxurious white shading will inject a real sense of elegance into your kitchen or bathroom. Additionally, unlike some other more colourful natural stones, the timeless beauty of Dolomite means you’ll enjoy a style that won’t feel outdated in a decade.
How to maintain Super White Dolomite
While Dolomite is a super tough natural stone, it does require a little bit of maintenance to ensure it not only lasts a lifetime, but does so looking as sparkling and cleanly as you’d like. Luckily, it’s easy to maintain with just a little bit of proactive care.
- Clean up spills as soon as they occur.
- Avoid using knives or other cutting instruments directly on the stone.
- Seal your Super White Dolomite.
- Clean using warm water and a soft sponge.
- Avoid using abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals.
Let’s Find You Some Super White Dolomite
This increasingly popular stone will enhance your kitchen and elevate your bathroom. If you’d like to find out more about Super White Dolomite, visit our webpage, or give our expert team a call on (02) 8585 2999.