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a spectrum of brilliant colours

Mica

The wallcovering collection 'Mica' of Omexco comprises different structures and combinations of mica: roughly cut mica, small mica, natural mica, embossed mica, printed mica, mixtures of mica with recycled paper or with olefin.

Mica or “vermiculite” is a mineral formed out of a chemical reaction between quartz and granite. Exposed to extreme heat, the mineral expands into pieces 2000 or even 3000 % of their original size, in a spectrum of brilliant colours. The characteristics of this mineral have been known in Japan for 6 centuries. Mica is also known as “miracle stone”, or “breathing stone”. After the mica has been heat-expanded, it is crushed into small pieces and glued on a non-woven backing. Finally, the surface is coloured.
The natural sparkle of the mineral stones enhance dark colours like graphite, night blue, onyx; they confer a mother-of-pearl glow to gold, cream, grey; they brighten up purple, anthracite, brown, charcoal.