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Marble

Marble

Marble is a metamorphic rock formed from recrystallized limestone or dolomite. The transformation occurs due to high temperatures and extreme pressure in the depths of the earth, so marble is usually free of any fossils. The whitest marble is formed by the transformation of extremely clean limestone. Other colors, veins and bands are the result of impurities - sand, clay, iron oxide, aleurite. The largest deposits of marble are found in India, Pakistan, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Egypt, Brazil. Marble blocks from different places come in different colors and patterns.

Due to its durability, color range and partial translucency, marble is used for interior and exterior decoration. It is suitable for wall and floor cladding, stairs, fireplaces, countertops, windowsills, columns. Marble is the most common natural stone used in interior decoration, and gives the impression of luxury.

 

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Marble properties

  1. Porous (depends on individual stone), but can be made less porous by polishing
  2. Will stain
  3. Will etch
  1. Relatively soft (3-4 Mohs scale)
  2. Very heavy (high density)
  3. Resistant to UV rays
  4. Resistant to temperatures (depends on type)
  5. Relatively fragile
  6. Requires sealing every 12 months (depends on type and colour)

What is Marble used for?

  • Kitchen worktops
  • Bathroom vanities
  • Living room furniture tops
  • Wall cladding
  • Flooring
  • Stairs
  • Patios and outdoor flooring
  • Exterior wall cladding
  • Fireplace surrounds
  • Swimming pool tiling
  • Spas and wet rooms
  • Windowsills