Marble is a natural rock which is created as a result of limestone being put under an immense pressure and high temperatures.
During this process the limestone re-crystalises and any impurities cause the veiny look of marble that we all recognise. It has been used for construction and classical sculptures, popular in both ancient Greece and Italy for example.
Marble is exceptionally hard wearing when looked after well. Keep in mind that the pattern may be different so laying the floor in such a way as the pattern looks consistent is essential. Ensure the right treatments are used on the surface to prevent it from becoming slippery and susceptible to staining.
Marble worktops are an ideal choice for kitchen and bathroom surfaces. The surface catches the light in such a way as to make the worktops gleam and shine when hit with natural light. It also holds its own when it comes to being resistant to changes in temperature so it is ideal for kitchen and bathrooms where the temperature can fluctuate during the day.
Other uses of marble in the home
Marble can be used in most areas around the home for decoration as it is softer to work with than other stones. If you’re looking for an irregularly shaped item marble is easier to carve than other materials. Some other common uses are:
- Columns or pillars
- Coffee Tables
So now you know a little about Marble, where it’s from and how it’s used around the home. If you would like to see a selection of the marble we have to offer please visit the marble section of our website. If you would like to speak to someone about your next project or for more information give us a call on 01332 824 200.