Marble is a metamorphic rock which begins life as limestone. Over time it transforms due to the intense heat and pressures it’s under and recrystallises to make the marble which we’re all familiar with. Marble is available in a variety of unique colours and often comes with flecks or veins which change the look of the stone. This material can be seen imitated everywhere from pens to coffee mugs and remains highly sought after.
One common misconception about marble is that it’s expensive. You’d be surprised how affordable a well-places statement piece can be in your home, and what a difference it makes. There are many places you can use this stone to add an instant splash of luxury. If you want to upgrade your home, we’ve collated our favourite places to use marble to add glamour to your everyday.
A marble staircase makes a statement in your home and is the perfect way to renovate any room. If you have tired carpet lining the floors, consider reinventing your stairs with luxurious marble. This feature is surprisingly easier to maintain than you may think. With some simple care tips you can utilise this stone to give your home a dramatic edge.
The effect the floor has on a room can sometimes be overlooked. Marble flooring is perfect for bathrooms and gives that room a beautiful edge, particularly in a lighter colour. Light shades are reflective and can make a space look bigger and more airy. Stone floors also work well with underfloor heating. If you want to step out of the shower onto warm tiles, marble is a great choice.
If you want the aesthetic of marble with a lower price tag and maintenance, there are several other stones which are popular for use when mimicking marble. Quartz is a great choice as it’s extremely hard-wearing, doesn’t need sealing and has a non-porous texture which makes it easy to clean. Quartz is available in a range of different shades which makes it perfect for a marble effect worktop.
If you have been inspired by today’s blog and want to see how marble can transform your home, don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team. At Surrey Marble & Granite, we provide a full service to our clients, from initial draw up and design to perfect execution and excellent customer service. We can answer any questions you have about utilising marble in your home. Our team can offer expert advice should you need it. Don’t take our word for it, come and visit our showroom where you can see some of our expert craftsmanship and take away some samples.
If you’re ready to transform your home, give our team a call today.