Marble is a timeless beauty that offers a soft elegance to the surfaces it adorns. Stunning in kitchens, bathrooms, backsplashes and surrounds, this centuries old stone is at home in a variety of interiors from classic transitional to casual coastal. Marble is available in many different color variations and usually displays a veining pattern. It is a softer stone than granite and should be sealed to protect the stone’s natural beauty and performance.
Nothing makes more of a statement than a beautiful marble slab.
Different types of stone are better suited for different uses due to their degree of hardness and porosity. Marble is a popular choice for kitchen countertops and backsplashes, but it does require sealing as it is more porous than other materials such as granite and quartz. Marble is a beautiful element in bathrooms for both countertop and wall applications.
Natural stone marble slabs begin as giant pieces of rock that are removed from large quarries and cut into slabs. Each slab has its own characteristics. Veining, crystallization, irregular markings, and shading are all considered normal aspects of natural stone and add to the beauty. Every slab of marble is unique.
"Stone is not perfect, it is original."
Veining is a natural part of the beauty of marble. It adds character and interest to any surface and may vary in consistency throughout the slab creating visual "movement" or pattern.
If the area where you are installing slab requires more than one piece, seaming is necessary. The placement of seams is dictated by the size of the slabs, density of the stone and the layout of the area. Marble slabs with more pronounced movement and veining may increase the visibility of the seams.
Even after the polishing or honing process, no slab will have a perfectly smooth surface. There may be small chips or pits that are sometimes apparent in different lighting conditions. Different lighting can also cause faint “cloudy spots” to become visible when viewing your countertop or wall from different angles.
Slabs are solid pieces of stone that are used for countertops, backsplashes, wall, and surrounds. The look is solid and stunning.
Different stone types are better suited for different areas and uses. Marble is more porous than other materials and requires additional care to maintain its beauty.
Seams in slabs are possible and can be visible depending upon the coloring, veining or movement and layout.
Sealing your marble slab after installation will protect the stone’s original beauty and provide additional stain resistance. There are different types of sealers depending on the type of stone.