Many designers encourage homeowners to limit the use of marble to low-traffic zones, like chair rails, side tables, maybe a bathroom vanity at the most, because the scratch- and stain-prone nature of this popular stone make it seem impractical for such a busy application.
This is unfortunate, because the dramatic veins and swirls of marble are best displayed in large applications like kitchen countertops and backsplashes. There are many classy ways the marble can be incorporated into the home décor to brighten up the home. As we know marble is an elegant and very sophisticated.
Marble Kitchen Countertops
You can use marble in the kitchen, as long as you are prepared to commit a little more diligence when it comes to upkeep, or a perspective shift when it comes to the imperfections caused by daily life. If this is acceptable, then yes, you can have those white marble kitchen countertops that you’ve always dreamed of.
It is used in high traffic areas. It has a smooth and glazed finish which gives luminous shine. It is scratch-resistant and fire-resistant. It is very easy to clean marble flooring.
Marble Accent Walls
Not often used in wall décor, marble actually creates a great look for any kind of room. It is also easy to work with, and soft which can be applied to different uses. Marble can either be used decoratively for a small area or a single wall, or for the entire room. Unlike difficulties in using tiles for crown molding and door casing, marble’s versatility makes it a great stone for certain areas of the home.
Marble Handicrafts Items
Because of its unique attractive features and looks, marble makes a great material for religious idols and deities. Its softness and character, make it a great alternative to metal and other materials. It also has a longer shelf life and needs less maintenance. Marble lamps are a great addition to the home. If it isn’t possible to incorporate marble into other interiors, lampstands are a great option since they tie the space together.
Our history is the witness of the beautiful architecture and known for the beautiful marble temples. Choosing a marble material for your pooja mandir is magnificent, especially when it comes to white marble. Pairing it with a vibrant colour like yellow, green or red, will amp up your home interior.
Marble stone is often used in carved décor and accessories such as crockery, tableware, pen/pencil stands and even cutting boards. They lend quirky little touches, are sturdier and blend with any décor and colour palette.
Among the classic Italian whites, there are three dominant styles: Statuario, Carrara and Calacatta.
Statuario White Marble
The Statuario Marble is a very exclusive white marble from Italy that is currently used on several high-standard and exclusive projects. One of the all-time classic marbles, Statuario is a highly dramatic white and grey marble. With vivid and artistic veining, Statuario is bound to be the focal point of any design interior it occupies. Whether for backsplashes, feature walls, cladding, bathroom vanities or flooring, Statuario marble will make a statement.
Carrara White Marble
Carrara White generally the more budget-friendly option, has fine veining typically, lending more grey and silver undertones to the entire stone. With less dramatic variation in the different segments, Carrara generally has a more uniform appearance, although you can often find slabs with more dramatic veins.
Calacatta White Marble
Calacatta White meanwhile, is characterized by large, broad veins and big movement. This style is more dramatic and luxurious, perfect for a fireplace surround or statement kitchen island. Because of the variation, Calacatta marble is best showcased in large applications.
Marble can be finished in three different ways: polished, honed, or leathered.
Polishing marble will give it that iconic gloss that highlights the bright whites and sparkle of the stone. This is the most popular option, because it gives the stone a luxurious appearance, and is easier to clean. However, polished marble can show streaks, scuffs, scratches, and etches more easily, so your marble may show the wear of your kitchen more quickly.
Honed marble has a matte finish that varies from completely flat to semi-matte, which is a bit more forgiving when it comes to scuffs and scratches, and “dresses down” the feel of the marble so it’s softer and warmer, rather than pristine and sterile. While honed countertops may hide scratching, it also makes the stone more porous and susceptible to stains and requires more frequent re-sealing.
The final option, leathering, gives marble a more natural feel, with varying texture that mimics the movement of natural stone – perfect to emphasize the straight-from-the-earth aesthetic. Like honed stone, leathered stone won’t show watermarks, fingerprints, or scratches as easily; however, the tiny valleys allow liquids to collect, increasing the chances of staining and etching.
By D.C. Bhandari
Bhandari Marble Group India
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