Kategorie Archiv: Marmor

Greek Marble

Greek Marble

Marble is a metamorphic rock, formed when limestone is subjected to staggering amounts of pressure. It consists mostly of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), or a combination of calcite minerals and dolomite. The rock’s name stems from the Greek word “marmaros”, which in literal translation means “shiny stone”. In it’s purest form, the stone is white, but […]

Damasta

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Damasta is an exceptionally beautiful marble from the island of Crete in Greece. Damasta features a dark grey, almost black colour as background with strong, wavy and scattered white veins throughout the stone. Its appearance is eyecatching without ever boring or tiring the eye, a trait that makes it suitable for both small and large […]

Ägyptischer Marmor

Egyptian Marble

Ägyptischer Marmor – Über Jahrhunderte beliebtDie Beziehung Mensch und Marmor ist Jahrtausende alt. Der Abbau und die Bearbeitung von Marmor gehören zu den ersten bekannten Wirtschaftszweigen unserer Zivilisation. Schon vor über 5000 Jahren hatten die Ägypter 40 verschiedene Steine für Ornamente und Architektur entdeckt, und zu diesen zählte auch Marmor. Einige Historiker gehen sogar so […]

Portuguese Marble

Portuguese Marble

Portugal has a long and rich history in stone extraction. Its history stretches back to the heydays of the Roman Empire, where it was used in major monuments spread across Spanish and Portuguese landscapes. Interestingly, the Portuguese marble was also exported throughout Brazil, India and Africa. It underlines the importance of marble in the architecture […]

Marble Processing

Marble Processing

Overview of marble processingMarble is one of the many natural stones found on the surface of the earth. It is quarried and is used extensively in the field of architecture and construction. Marble is always a unique and rare material as nature is in charge of providing it for centuries. From the moment it is […]

Hierapolis

Hierapolis / Pamukkale

Founded: 2nd century B.C. Abandoned: 14th century A.D. Location: Southwestern Anatolia Periods: Roman Republican to High Medieval Material: Marble, travertine, calcite alabaster, and polychromatic breccia Hierapolis is the ancient Greek Holy City, surrounded by the unreal landscape of Pamukkale in southwestern Anatolia. It is referred to as Holy City in archaeological terms due to the abundance of […]

Marmor Reinigung

Cleaning Marble

Wie reinigt man Marmor am besten?Marmor ist ein wunderschöner Stein, und die Freude über seine Ästhetik ist groß, wenn man bedingt, das eigene Haus damit auszustatten. Fliesen, Wandverkleidungen, Arbeitsplatten – der Möglichkeiten gibt es viele. Aber wie hält man den Marmor instand? So schwierig ist das gar nicht: Tägliche PflegeDie regelmäßige Pflege ist wichtig, auch […]

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Location: Abu Dhabi Construction: 1996 – 2007 Dimensions: 290 x 420 metres Base Area: 12 ha Capacity: 40,000 people Built for: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Materials: Marble, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals, and ceramics The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an excellent example of timeless architecture that represents both the traditions and modernity. It […]

Finishings of Natural Stone

Finishings of Natural Stone

Finishings of natural stoneAfter the quarrying process, natural stones can be modified by the finishing process in many ways. The finishing’s are often selected based on the intended use of the stone and according to the interior and exterior application using a variety of techniques and mechanical processes. Some of the typical natural stone finishes […]

Carrara Marble

Carrara Marble

Marble is an all-time favourite natural stone used by many architects, sculptors and artists to enhance the beauty of any space. This luxurious stone is famous for its royal status throughout history and has been used as flooring of monuments, cathedrals and palaces, decoration of building facades and carving of famous sculptures. Marble origins lie […]