Are you still curious about the other stone options that we have to offer? We have a new one for you to explore this week, Serpentine. We will explore what it is and the advantages that Serpentine has to offer.

Serpentine - What Is It?

Serpentine has been used in architectural stone for thousands of years. Its mineral composition usually gives it a greenish color with shades of black, white, and yellow. The stone got its name from how the stone feels slippery like a snake and how it is easily formed into different shapes.

What Are The Advantages Of Using Serpentine?


Serpentine has the ability to resist the transfer of heat. This allows it to be used in kitchens and around stovetops and areas where hot pans might be placed directly on the countertop. Serpentine isn’t a very hard material, which doesn’t allow it to be used in many places. It is suggested that it be used as wall tiles, on window sills, and as countertops.  

Easy To Clean

Serpentine is known for being translucent, which allows light to be passed through it. It takes to polishing and cleaning very well, but can also be easily cut into different shapes to fit in whatever area you decide to place the stone.


With serpentine not only do you get a surface that is durable and easy to clean, you’ll get one that is aesthetically pleasing and can bring that something extra to your home or business! Serpentine is available in a wide variety of colors such as various shades of green, but can also come in black, yellow, and white.

In this article, we’ve tackled the surfacing material Serpentine. We’ve explained what it is and its associated benefits. We hope that in doing so we’ve helped to narrow down the search for the perfect material for your client’s next project!

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So far we have covered Granite, Marble, Quartz, Onyx, and Soapstone. Don’t think Serpentine is the right fit for you? No worries. We’ll keep exploring other stone options over the next several weeks!

If you are in search of natural stone for your next project, contact us at Firenze International and we would love to help you and your clients out!


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