What do Buckingham Palace, Westminster Cathedral and ordinary Surrey homes have in common? While some wags might say they’re equally expensive or equally hard to heat, many Surrey families are now discovering the advantages of marble flooring, the same stone used in palaces and cathedrals. A natural stone with a unique elegance, marble has been used in important buildings for thousands of years. It’s incredibly durable and can withstand hundreds of thousands of footsteps. In Rome, the Pantheon’s marble floor was first laid over 18 centuries ago and a million […]
Innovations in home design are welcome not only as a means to diversify in a pleasant manner already familiar environments, but also as a method of achieving greater practicality and convenience, which is especially important in kitchens. New materials feature greater endurance and resistance. Innovative materials for newly built homes and for renovations feature granite and marble. Granite features very high on the list of modern materials, especially for granite worktops and for kitchen cabinets, as well as for bathrooms.
Kitchen worktops, as we know them today, started to appear around 1920 yet marble was in use throughout the home long before that. At Surrey Marble and Granite we often work on period properties and are fascinated by the details of home decoration and embellishment we see in these beautiful houses. Marble and granite have been known for their strength and beauty for thousands of years, yet some of the forms you see today are really quite new. Here’s our short jog through the history of marble.