Since the days of Ancient Greece, marble has been used for very wide and varied purposes.
These metamorphic rocks have been used to build both large scale architectural monuments as well as sculptures and decorative items.
In this case, we will take you through a journey to see how marble evolves from a raw material to its different uses as a building material.
Its manufacturing process marble begins at the quarry where it is extracted in the shape of large blocks before being transported to the marble factory for their preparation. At the end of this process, we obtain slabs and tiles with measures that shall depend on their intended use.
An example would be the marble slabs that measure approximately, 250 x 160cm and that are used for the following purposes:
- Kitchen and bathroom worktops
- Floor tiling
- Wall tiling
In this case, these Crema Marfil slabs will be used to obtain kitchen worktops:
Crema Marfil marble slabs
Worktop manufactured from Crema Marfil marble slabs.
On the other hand, marble tiles will be mainly used in façades, wall and floor tiling, as shown below:
Crema Marfil marble tile.
Crema Marfil marble flooring.
Below are other purposes that these marbles slabs and tiles can be used for.
Using marble in the kitchen
Marble is a very widely used material in kitchens and it is very commonly found as shown in the following cases:
- Worktops: This is the working area where food is handled and prepared. For that reason, surfaces must be resistant and easy to clean. That is why marble is one of the most popular materials to be used in the manufacture of worktops.
Flooring: Kitchen floors are usually very busy areas. Therefore, we must use materials that can withstand heavy footfall and that can be cleaned without issues.
Walls: Marble can convey its own character to any environment. That is why it is so commonly used in kitchens.
Usually, the marble tiles will be polished in order to achieve further shine and luminosity.
There are many reasons to use marble in your kitchen, including its high resistance and exclusivity due to its natural origin.
Worktop and sink manufactured from marble.
Using marble in the bathroom
Kitchens and bathrooms have many things in common when it comes to using marble as a building material. And by this we mean that it can be found both in floor as well as wall tiling, floor tiling, worktops and even sinks and basins.
Resistance, durability and cleanliness are some of the reasons why we may decide to use marble in our bathroom.
Onyx marble basin.
Marble bathroom flooring.
Marble worktop, wall and floor tiling.
Using marble indoors
Your walls and floors will be imbued with the beauty and singularity of marble, which is available in different size formats. Below are some examples of different dimensions:
- 120×120 cm
- 60×60 cm
- 60×40 cm
- 40×30 cm
A further element that may also be manufactured from marble are staircases. These are often the main hub in any home or building where they are installed, becoming the main centrepiece as shown in the example below.
White marble staircase.
Hotel’s interior with marble wall and floor tiling.
Using marble in furniture
Marble can be easily moulded in order to adopt different shapes or designs. Thanks to this feature, it can be used to create anything that our imagination can devise.
Marble table by Marc Newson.
Marble chair by Marc Newson.
Please contact us for advice on your project. We have over 25 years’ experience in the natural stonework and marble field.