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, window sills, columns. Marble is the most common natural stone used in interior decoration. It gives the impression of luxury.

 

marble properties

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

marble is 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

SPA and wet rooms

Window sills 


marble workers in lithuania


marble examples in home interior