The Pietra di Luserna is an alpine rock of magmatic origin. Its transformations, both metamorphic and structural, took place between 130 and 65 million years ago.
The Luserna stone is a Gneiss, that is to say today a metamorphic rock of the lamellar type and is composed in particular of white mica, feldspar, quartz and green mica. Feldspar gives the stone a gray color and the other minerals give the stone different colors and shades.
To date, this stone, which generates a business developed globally, is appreciated and desired both for its characteristics and for the high quality of the product. Thanks to its great resistance to atmospheric agents, in fact, the Luserna stone is ideal both for coverings and for flooring, stairways, kitchen tops and outdoor furniture components.
Frequent uses in both civil and public construction are reflected in the creation of floors, walls, exterior and interior furnishings with different top finishes: natural, flamed, polished, honed, brushed and sandblasted.
Examples of working with Luserna stone. Source: www.votteroriccardo.com
Following the extraction of the raw material obtained in large slabs, the Luserna stone is processed according to its final use as there are multiple stone processes based on its use in the order.
First of all, there are different types of top finishing:
As beautiful as it is delicate: if struck by small accidents, such as the action of oil or grease stains, the Luserna stone can be visibly damaged on an aesthetic level. However, it is important to know that there are remedies: it is possible to wash the stone always and only with soaps and neutral detergents. Even polishing must then be carried out with basic and never acid compounds in order to avoid damaging the aesthetics.
The delicacy of the material provides, whatever its use, professionalism and experience. In the world of construction, one of the most important points of reference in the field is Vottero Riccardo, one of the most renowned retailers as well as an extractor and manufacturer. Thanks, in fact, to the concession of three quarries in Cuneo, the city in the heart of the Luserna stone, Vottero Riccardo has been the ideal partner for more than three generations for creations, processes and renovations with this stone as the primary subject. In the Vottero Riccardo quarries, the stone is extracted with extreme care to preserve all the characteristics of the stone as much as possible. To realize your most ambitious projects, we can only recommend Vottero Riccardo.