Napoleon Gray




Phenix Marble is quarried in large blocks. These blocks can then be sliced in two different ways, vein cut or cross cut, to achieve two distinct patterns. 

Napoleon Gray is a vein cut marble produced by cutting across the stones natural layers. This cut shows a distinctive dark veining that looks something like a seismographic reading -- the technical term for this feature is a stylolite, and these stylolites are how Napoleon Gray can be recognized.

Fleuri is a cross cut, meaning it is cut along those natural layers, across the bed of the stone. When cross cut, the rock reveals the secret of how it was formed: it is the product of millions of pre-historic sea creatures, placed under pressure for millions of years. The Fleuri cut features the recognizable presence of fossils; it is not uncommon to find whole brachiopods or even starfish preserved within the stone.

Both cuts are equally durable, and suitable for any marble application.