Facts About Marble [Infographic]

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For millennia, marble has remained one of the most well-known and recognisable stone types used for interior design, stone staircases, flooring, architecture, monuments and sculpture. Coming in a surprisingly wide range of colours and finishes, every piece of marble tells a story, alluding to its origins.

Due to it’s versatility and lustrous beauty it can be used to add elegance, grace and grandeur to a building, making it a popular choice for our customers.

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Facts About Marble

Marble is a beautiful and elegant stone that is used for many products. It’s used in our homes as kitchen worktop surfaces, staircases, flooring and much more.

For thousands of years, marble has been a well known material source for stone staircases, buildings and monuments, it will continue to be a well used stone due to its charm and grace.

  • In ancient times, by looking at its colour, you could easily see where a piece of marble came from.
  • In India the Taj Mahal is fully made of white marble.
  • The oldest part of the Earth’s crust is where marble usually lays.
  • Marble’s qualities are useful for: architecture, sculpture, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, cosmetics, paint and paper.
  • Each piece of marble is unique. The veins make every slab and tile look different.
  • It can be cut into any shape and polished to perfection so that it shines.
  • Marble is transformed limestone that has been melted and formed into a new, differently shaped solid.
  • Marble used to be widely used by Greek and Roman sculptures.

Ian Knapper designs and creates beautiful things in natural stone. Ian has over 25 years’ experience as a mason with works across heritage, private and public sectors.

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