Unique Color Palettes
Marble is a metamorphic rock made of calcite; a soft and fragile-like mineral. Marble is a stone that is often easily identifiable given its unique veining and color palettes.
Marble Practicality and Functionality
Marble is a pristine stone that brings an element of luxury and simple elegance. Marble has a natural luminescence that brightens the room. Marble is typically white, yellowish, neutral or even colorless with gray and neutral random veining throughout that instills an aura of elegance to any room. It can however come in bold colors such as green or blue. It’s naturalness makes it unique to every installation as no two marble slabs are alike.
Typically used in bathrooms, marble is a softer stone that can be scratched easily and is more susceptible to common, mild acids. These common acids, including citrus juices, can etch and “patina” the polished surface of marble over time, since marble is porous. Consumers should be aware of these inherent properties before selecting it for high traffic areas such as kitchens or bar areas. Marble is the perfect choice for upscaling your bathroom as it is suitable for wet areas, so tub surrounds and showers are common applications for marble. This stone is also highly heat resistant so it can even be perfect for fireplace surrounds. However, depending on your willingness to accept these flaws and maintain the beauty of the stone through refinishes and maintenance, marble can certainly be an option for any room. If you wish to add an extra element of awe in your marble design, we often suggest this stone for backlit application due to its natural luminescence. Many of our customers have found themselves unapologetically pleased with their kitchen marble custom countertops.