Italian Marble

Throughout history, Italian marble has been favoured by the wealthy for decorative purposes. The Victorians frequently used Italian Carrara marble for statues, sculptures, fireplaces and internal surfaces. Italian marble is a versatile stone and can be used in many areas of the house. It is well known as a flooring material and it has been…

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Portuguese Marble

Although still not as widely known or used in the UK as Italian marble, Portuguese marble is steadily gaining recognition in architectural design circles. We have delivered a number of projects using this marble in the last few years to interior designers and private clients for bathrooms and also to London restaurants where it has…

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Spanish Marble

Spanish Marble Crema Marfil is probably the best known Spanish marble in the world. However, technically speaking, it is not actually a marble but a limestone. But because it is a fine-grained, hard stone that can be polished, the confusion is understandable. Spain boasts a large selection of marbles including the hard limestones that are commonly…

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French Marble

French marble is well known for its striking colourings and patterns giving it the grandeur which made it so popular for use in places such as the Palace of Versailles and the Georges V hotel in Paris. The range includes the stunning Opera Versailles and Opera Fantastico marbles from the Pyrenees as well as the…

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Marble

Marble is metamorphosed limestone. This means it started as limestone but then was heated and put under massive pressure in the earth’s crust. The limestone that becomes molten then cools and reforms into marble. Some hard or partially metamorphosed limestones are incorrectly referred to as marbles because they can be similar in appearance. They can appear as hard as a marble and may even be polished to a high shine. In true marbles, you will never see the remains of fossils as they will have disappeared when the rock became molten.

In its ‘purest’ state, marble is white. The different colours that we see indicate the presence of different minerals. In some cases the colour appears as irregular shaped patches (brecciation) or as substantial veining such as in the classic Italian Statuary.

Specialist advice should be obtained as to the suitability of different marbles in particular locations. Some marbles are harder than others and some are better suited to use in wet areas than others.

For many people, marble is the top choice for a wide range of uses because of its vast range of colours and natural beauty. We have supplied it for floor tiles, wall coverings, fire surrounds, table tops, feature panels, worktops and vanity tops. It has even been used in fountains, swimming pool surrounds and wall copings.

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