The dolomite from Orgita is a natural stone that is easy to process and has a unique pattern. Although historically it was used in the exterior, it has recently also been used in interior decoration. Through centuries people have valued Orgita dolomite’s properties as a stone used for finishing and its weather resistance. This massive ﬁne crystalline natural stone that is more than 400 million years old is known to have been used at least from the 14th century.
Orgita dolomite is quarried near Märjamaa, in the area around the former Orgita (Rosenthal) manor. The oldest preserved construction details made from Orgita stone are mainly from churches. Details made of Orgita natural stone have, for example, been used in Tallinn’s Dome Church and Tallinn’s St. Nicholas Church.
Historically the dolomite quarried from Orgita has been used for carved stones and for exterior finishing. Nowadays the stone from Orgita is also used in interior decoration – including stairs, floor tiles, fireplaces, and other special details used for interior design.
Colour: from yellowish-beige to bluish-grey. Generally, the stones are not sorted by colour.
Surface treatment: sawn, honed, rock-face, planed, bush-hammered, scratched.
Recommendations for use:
- ideal for use on façades and interior decoration
- ventilated façade claddings and self-supporting masonries
- socle stones and masonry stones
- water diverters, cornice stones, beams and windowsills with different profiles
- exterior and interior stairs, stair landings
- terrace tiles, paving slabs, balustrades, pillars and fireplaces
- floor tiles and wall tiles – suitable for interior floors and walls
- different interior design elements and special details