A Black stone from Italy with consistent coloring. The stone is split (cleft) to provide a rough, textured surface. A 1″ hand-tooled border detail is standard. Appropriate for infrequently used, formal dining tables or occasional tables (End, Coffee & Console Tables). It is a medium soft stone and scratching can occur. Therefore, coasters and placemats are recommended. Requires periodic reapplication of the final oil finish used in the sealing process. Frequency depends on use but approximately once every 2 years for an occasionally used dining table. Due to variation in surface texture, approximately 3/4″ thick. Available up to 48×84″.