Marble is known for its regal and grand appearance

Marble has been used tastefully since centuries. Marble is the recrystallization of carbonate minerals  which  results in   unique patterns  in a  vein  like format , that comes in different colors. Marble is largely used in making sculptures, statues , flooring,  novelties, tabletops , stairways, etc.

When it comes to using marble at home or office, there are three types of marble finishes . They are the  hone finish, abrasive sand finish and polished finish.

Marble for the outdoors is sturdy and looks timeless

Below are  ways you can incorporate this natural stone in your home: 

Marble in the kitchen: Marble  is mainly  used  as a countertop and that  looks stylish and yet simple. The thicker the layer of the marble countertop, the more sophisticated it appears. Marble  however is porous and can absorb stains .  No matter which area is it in the kitchen, opting for a marble backsplash  regardless of the type of  countertop is a visual treat.

Marble in flooring: If you desire for a home décor style that is simple and if you  attracted  to the exquisiteness of marble, a glossy polished marble flooring is the ideal choice . The casual wooden furniture items and woven textiles add a perfect balance to your rooms.  Wood and marble go hand-in-hand for their earthy and natural  properties. Together they blend in beautifully.  Even a simple coffee table made with marble   adds an elegant and simple statement to  any living room.

Marble on  the wall:  Add a darker colored marble to the wall along with the marble flooring  , this will make it into an accent wall .However , if both the walls and floors were covered in marble, the space might end up looking too stark and cold. Whichever element you pick, there are a variety of ways to execute an unusual design .

Marble on  a mantel and other small furniture items: An old-styled mantel made of matte marble exhibits graceful versatility in any type of  a setting. By incorporating small marble furniture items to the existing design of the home, you can add a sophisticated look to any space. Marble when paired with the correct pieces  makes an excellent material for furniture. It is strong, sturdy, and will last a lifetime. Don’t be afraid to invest in a statement piece of marble furniture. It can withstand a lot of wear and tear while still looking high-end.

Marble in bathroom : Using marble tiles in the bathroom has always been common in many houses. Marble flooring could add a luxurious feel to anyone’s master bathroom. A combination of an exquisite  marble counter top, with plain tiles can in an inexpensive way   enhance the look of the bathroom. A mosaic of marble chips on one wall of the shower area can also make a design statement .   

Marble for outdoors:  Using ornate  marble tables or carved benches  as outdoor furniture are perfect for that royal look and they are hard  enough to withstand all  weather conditions.

The viens of the marble give it character

Advantages and Disadvantages:

Marble flooring  is  known for its regal and grand appearance, making   a style statement. It’s very sturdy in nature and comes with different  finishes and is   known for its versatility of its uses, from floor tiles to wall tiles and from table tops  to sculptures. Marble tends to remain cool even during hot weathers, so they are a good choice for flooring and  is easy to maintain.

This stone is quite steep in price, the whiter the marble, the more expensive it gets. Marble is also heavy in weight, so the underlying area should be hard. Marble needs attention, as tough stains can be an issue with marble, as they are absorbent. It cannot be used in highly polluted areas, it loses its shine.

A note on choosing Marble pieces as furniture .Be sure to take measurements. Since marble is particularly heavy and unforgiving, you’ll want to be certain that your new purchase will fit into the space before you make the effort to bring it home.

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