What is marble used for?
Marble comes in different shapes and sizes such as slabs and blocks. Primary areas of use includes walls, floors tiles, stairs treads, facing stone, window sills, ashlars, sculptures, benches, paving stones. It is also preferred as a kitchen bench-tops material. We should keep in mind that, marble is delicate stone which requires sealing and correct regular maintenance & care.
Did you know that Taj Mahal was entirely built with Makrana white marble? There are some legends saying that Emperor Shah Jahan intended to build another Taj Mahal in black marble but a war with his sons interrupted his plans.
Where is marble found?
Marble is found primarily in Turkey, Italy, Greece, Spain, India, China and the United States of America.
How marble is formed?
According to the description given by The University of Auckland marble is a metamorphic rock formed when limestone is exposed to high temperatures and pressures. Marble forms under such conditions because the calcite forming the limestone recrystallises forming a denser rock consisting of roughly equigranular calcite crystals.
Did you know? Marble usually lays among the oldest part of the Earth’s crust.
What is the best marble?
Calacatta Marble is considered as the most luxurious marble type due to its rarity. It has different colours and textures including Calacatta Gold Marble, Calacatta Michelangelo, Calacatta Borghini. Michelangelo and Donatello used Calacatta and Statuario to create some of the worlds most iconic works of art, including the statue of David.
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How can you tell if its real marble?
Marble is made by nature so the real marble does have its imperfections such as scratches and or signs of wear on the surface. That’s where is the beauty of this magnificent stone. Think about it, each line on its surface takes thousands of years to get baked.