Marble has never gone out of fashion, it’s just been more or less used in home decoration since ancient times. In the past couple of years it has become more and more a favorite for home designers, establishing itself as a major trend for 2016. According to decorators, this is a trend that will last for some time, so if you’re building or remodeling you can bet for sure on this beautiful rock as floor covering for pretty much any room in the house or as finishing for bathrooms and kitchens.
In the past few years, architects and designers have started exploring new textures that go beyond the usual, adding even more sophistication to environments.
In metaphysics marble is considered to provide clarity, self control and mastery of thought. It is also linked to serenity and a “good common sense” when it comes to home and family.
In more practical terms, marble is associated with comfort and functionality. One of its great virtues is that it doesn’t heat up, allowing for more refreshing environments during both day and night. It’s also very easy to clean: a damp washcloth and some detergent are enough to keep it looking great.
Another reason for you to chose marble is its durability, since it is considered one of the most resistant materials in the market. As far as conservation, it’s recommended that it gets polished at every three years, so that its durability is increased. If you compare to other options, it’s very low maintenance.
Marble is also multipurpose as far as decoration and there are numerous possibilities for its use, from countertops and tabletops, to floor covering and even walls. Lately many options have appeared in the market that imitate it, like marble porcelain tiles and adhesive films.
Besides, there are many different types and tones, from cold colors to warmer ones, and even black! All you have to do is pick the one that best matches the decor you have in mind or the use you’re looking for.
There are over 50 types of marble available in the market, so we have chosen some that are more sought for in order to show you how much you can choose from.
Polished: Glossy, shiny and flat.
Carrara: White and full of dark veins.
Flamed: Has a more rustic look, like concrete.
Sandblasted: Opaque and ridge.
Marble or Granite?
It’s easy to get confused between these two types of rock. Both are stones, may look alike and are also very durable. But if we get more technical, they are very different. Marble is usually more expensive.
Marble has inspired artists from Greek and Roman times to the renaissance artists. Many among the greatest monuments on Earth were built in marble, so we have no doubt why it’s still so appealing.
We hope you got inspired, too.