Marble is classified as a metamorphic stone; That means, over time and under pressure and heat, the texture and structure of limestone is altered, recrystallized to form a large, coarse and veined calcite.
Marble is a type of metamorphic stone based on calcium carbonate, which is composed of calcite, dolomite and crystals. This stone has waves with different pattern and often in various and beautiful colors.
The difference between the appearance of marble and travertine is on the back surface of marble, unlike travertine, there are no pores, but it is seen as veins in it.
Despite its resistance to moisture, if it exposed to moisture in long-term, it will change and erode. It is not recommended to use this type of stone in spaces that are constantly exposed to moisture, except with the maintenance and optimal physical condition of the stone.
Marble is weaker than granite and harder than travertine. There may be scratches on the surface of the marble.
This stone is vulnerable to acid, despite its resistance to moisture, it will erode if exposed to moisture for a long time. It is not recommended to use this stone in spaces that are constantly exposed to moisture, except with the maintenance and optimal physical condition of the stone.
Marble is weak against natural factors such as rain, cold and heat and weathering. Therefore, if they are used in places that are exposed to contraction and expansion, they will corrode.
Generally, marble is not a very good choice for exterior design unless it has a large thickness that can prevent water penetration and corrosion of the stone and also delay deep cracks or the surface is not corroded. This stone is the ideal choice for use in interior architecture, especially flooring.
This stone is available in light to dark colors due to the presence of impurities such as red, cream, brown, pink, black, mustard, green and so on.
Marble is a unique, beautiful and luxurious choice that has been welcomed by most interior designers with a modern sight. The arrangement of marble slabs in the form of bookmatch, fourmatch(diamondmatch) and even asymmetrical and irregular combination of this type of stone is used in the interiors of building and construction such as lobbies, walls, elevator frames, floors, parking walls and etc.