Luxury Marble for indoor and outdoor use
Natural Stone Elegance and luxury for your living space
Marble for indoor use
Natural stone is very popular for indoor use. Whether wall cladding, bathrooms or tabletops – marble gives your living space that certain luxury touch. In order to maintain the glossy surface, care must be taken when cleaning and cleaning that no acids come into contact with the stone. Even commercial cleaning agents or cleaning sponges are not suitable for the care of the natural stone. Our experts will be happy to give you a personal appointment to discuss the many different options for marble as a design element for your living space and how you can best care for your natural stone.
Marble for Outdoor use
Crystal marble is particularly suitable for outdoor use. It has a slightly rough surface and is, therefore, one of the more slip-resistant floor coverings. Thanks to its mostly whitish to light gray surface, the stone reflects the sun’s rays. So you can rely on the cooling and pleasant effect of your stone floor even at the highest temperatures. Because of its properties, crystal marble is often used for pool borders and terraces. Let yourself be inspired by our previous projects! Our experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have!
A characteristic of marble is marbling. Both dark and light streaks, grains or stains can penetrate the stone – depending on the composition of the starting stones. Marble is available in a wide variety of color combinations, such as For example silver-colored, black, red, green, yellow-brown, gold & violet. The best-known marble types include Krystal (Austria), Carrara (Italy), Absolute Gray (Pakistan), Afyon (Turkey), Blu Argento (Italy), Impact Gray (Malaysia), Lukas Green (Greece), Ajax (Greece), Lappia Green (Finland) Estremoz-Rosé (Portugal), and much more.
Marble is a popular building material
The natural stone marble was already used by the Greeks and Romans as a building material. Numerous significant and impressively designed works of art and buildings were made from this material. The stone was also popular for the architecture and design of interior areas. Numerous imposing steps and stairwells are made of marble. This material was also popular for tabletops, wall tiles or washbasins. Polished marble, in particular, is extremely slippery on a damp surface. The floor can be made non-slip using laser treatments or chemical treatment. But be careful: there is no 100% slip resistance with marble.
The difference between Marble and limestone
Differences between limestone and marble can already be seen visually. Limestone has a rather matt surface. Marble, on the other hand, shines, especially when the surface is polished. In the transverse quarry of marble, you can also see a sugar-like, glittering structure. In addition to the appearance, the two types of stone also have different properties. So marble is much harder and denser than limestone.
What are the Marble properties
Sensitive to rain and acid
Not non-slip – except for crystal marble
The origin of Marble
Marble is a so-called transformation stone and is one of the most popular types of stone. The development is very slow. Due to high pressure and high temperatures as well as contact with magma, the rock melts and consequently transforms into the coveted rock. Starting stones such as limestone, dolomites or other carbonate-rich rocks are converted into marble. There are large deposits of marble in Europe. For example, Italy is one of the most famous mining countries for popular stone. The well-known Carrara marble is extracted there, is very popular and extremely popular. Marble is sawn from the quarries as a rough block using wire saws. Later in the factories, wire saws are also used to process the ingots further. Unlike limestone, marble is less common and therefore more expensive. Various other natural stones – such as limestone – are often incorrectly referred to as marble. The misnomer has been around for centuries. Marble is generally considered a cultural term and is often used incorrectly in the field of architecture, art history or interior decoration.
Due to its material properties, marble is ideal for wall cladding, floor slabs, steps, chimney surrounds, columns, washstands, window sills, counter shelves, terrace slabs, garden paths, swimming pool surrounds and much more. It should be noted, however, that not every type of marble is suitable for every application