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Trends in Marble Architecture 2020

Trends in Marble Architecture 2020

As we just passed mid 2020, architectural trends are becoming more evident and more defined by the day. We have seen and expect a rage of diversity this year with trends and designs concocting a little bit of everything, which is excellent news! Even though 2019 is long behind us, those among us that love […]

10 Different Colours of Marble

10 Different Colours of Marble

Marble is available in so many colours that it often becomes difficult to choose the right kind of marble. It can be categorised on the basis of colour with each colour having unique properties they are preferred for. Examples of different types of marbles are as follows: White MarbleThis kind of marble is appreciated because […]

Famous Marble Landmarks

Famous Marble Landmarks

From the first time it was discovered to today, marble is one of the most commonly used stones in exterior and interior designing. Marble has specific properties that make it the number one building material choice for those who can afford it. It is created when limestone undergoes intense pressure under the surface of the […]

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Date built: 1372Height: 55.8mOriginal use: Churches bell towerUse during history: Supposedly by Galileo Galilei for his free fall experiments; during WW II Germans used it as an observation post Use nowadays: As a tourist attractionMaterial: Marble and limestone The tower of Pisa is amongst the four structures that make up the cathedral complex of Pisa, […]

Egyptian Marble

Egyptian Marble

Egyptian Marbles – Popularity that Transcends CenturiesMan and marble is a relationship that dates back to centuries. The marble quarrying and processing industries are one of the earliest industries known to man. As early as 5,000 years ago, the Egyptians had discovered 40 different ornamental stones. Their personal favourites were granite and Alabaster marbles, among […]

Travertine – Armenian, Italian, and Turkish

Travertin - Armenian Italien Türkei

Travertine is one of the most commonly found and used building materials today. Having a concentric appearance and a refined touch, an exceptional rustic texture as well as neutral and striking colours, travertine is prevalent in both residential and commercial applications. Turkish TravertineTurkey has vast deposits of a broad spectrum of natural stones, travertine being […]

Onyx for building

Onyx for building

Onyx is an intriguingly marvellous and translucent natural stone. It is composed mostly of calcite minerals, just like marble, limestone and travertine; therefore, it’s often commercially called onyx-marble. Usually onyx forms in areas where mineral-rich water meets the rocky soil, at mouths of springs, hence the very formation process is much more similar to travertine […]

Travertine Maintenance

Travertine Maintenance

Travertine is a popular choice for flooring, roofing, backsplashes and kitchen counters. Travertine is not just durable, but it also has excellent thermal and soundproof properties which makes it ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. While travertine is quite a pliant and resilient natural stone, it is not entirely immune to damages by natural […]