Lightened Marble with aluminium honeycomb
The term lightweight marble refers to an artefact produced in the stone industry through the combination of marble and honeycomb panels. Marble is famous for its hardness and durability, but this is true under conditions of high thickness. When thickness is reduced to decrease the weight of the slab, it starts to become brittle. Thus, when decreasing thickness, it is necessary to provide a support which prevents breakage. We could say that lightened marble resembles a veneer or a marble skin. Available in a minimum thickness of 5 mm, it is a very expensive product especially due to the presence of aluminium or pvc honeycomb.