Options for Marble Floor
From Taj mahal to modern time marble flooring is the first choice of Architects and Interior designers.
When considering marble as a flooring material, most people think of the pure white MARBLE or flawless white marble or classic, glass-smooth white stone with smokey grey veining. But there are actually many options for color, vein pattern, finish, and size of a marble .
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is typically not foliated, although there are exceptions
Marble forms such as limestone are metamorphosed under pressure to recrystallize into a harder stone. Depending on the chemical composition of the original sedimentary rock, and the conditions under which it metamorphoses, the marble can take a variety of appearances, though nearly always with distinctive wavy veins running through it.
Types of Marble can be categorized in a number of ways, like colors, place of origin, finishes, size, and thickness, etc.
and knowing the differences will help you make informed decisions.
different types of marble are sometimes categorized calcite or dolomite marble
1.Place of Origin:-
The various types of marble sold by BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP are usually named for the region from which they are quarried. Nearly every continent contains deposits of marble, but most of the commercial marble sold for residential building materials come from India, RAJASTHAN, KISHANGARH, Turkey, Iran, Italy, Spain, or other areas of the World. The appearance of the marble usually gives clear clues as to its place of origin.
2.Makrana white marble:-
Makrana White Marble is the best quality of marble. Basically a calcite stone, Makrana White Marble is durable and becomes shinier with time and usage. Tajmahal, Dilwara Temples, and many other historical monuments are made of Makrana. It originates and produced in Rajasthan, India
3.Carrara white marble:-
Carrara white marble: This classic white or light gray marble is one of the lightest marbles used for flooring. It is typically white or very light gray, with soft gray veins running through it It is quarried in the city of Carrara in the northern tip of Tuscany, Italy. With hundreds of operating quarries producing it, Carrara marble is one of the most readily available marbles you can choose. By some accounts, more than 80% of all marble used in residential construction up to now is Carrara marble.
4.Vietnam white marble:-
Vietnam White Marble premium quality flawless White Marble. This is widely used for Residential flooring in offices, industries, Schools, Temples, statues and wall cladding. It has a perfect white color, the lustrous shine is its beautiful feature. Our Vietnam White Marble qualities match the international standards
Calacatta marble: A whitish marble with very pronounced veins ranging from gray to golden brown. Originating in the Apuan Mountains in Carrara, Italy, it is a high-end luxury stone that is used both in countertop slabs and flooring. It is available in both honed and polished finishes.
5.Thassos white MARBLE:-
dazzling white, with extraordinary purity, brings to mind the Greek island of Thassos, where scattered under an intense blue sky one finds houses of an almost snowy white, with distinct echoes.
is also quarried from the Carrara region of Italy, but it has a lighter field with less color variation that classic Carrara marble. The veins are usually a mixture of light and dark gray. LIke Calacatta, is a rarer and more expensive form of Italian marble.
7.Banswara white MARBLE:-
Indian Banswara white marble is a marble stone that is based on a white surface and it has some black lines. These lines follow some patterns which give a pretty look.
Breccia cicada marble: This is warmer, darker marble, with creamy browns and reds common. It is used both for countertops and floors. Breccia cicada is sometimes considered a form of limestone, and it has a more complicated veining pattern than most marbles.
8.Wonder white marble:-
Prepare for the majestic beauty brought to your spaces by our collection of superior white marble. Refreshing, chaste and ultra-exquisite, our white marble.
Arabescato marble: This is a very dark marble with light gray to brown sweeping veins. It is a premium, high-end marble that comes from the Brembana Valley in Northern Italy.
Katni Marble: Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. … Geologists use the term “marble” to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however, stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone.
Emperador marble: This marble is quarried from three different regions of Spain and is available in various shades of brown, with fine grains and irregular veins. The darker color makes is a good choice for floor areas that receive high traffic; it is also commonly used for fireplace surrounds.
Morwad White Marble is the best option for flooring purposes. It can be also used for the Countertop and wall cladding. Morwad White Marble has a stunning white appearance. It is the Indian Stone Mined in the Rajasthan area. It has nice strength and durability.
Crema Marfil marble: This textured creamy beige stone has an overall yellow, cinnamon, or golden beige color with very soft veins of darker color. Like breccia cicada, it is sometimes marketed as a form of limestone. It is quarried in Spain.
There are also unique and exotic marbles available from Turkey, Greece, and other regions. These often are quite expensive, but they can have truly unique colors, such as deep reds or greens.
Any marble can be finished with any one of several different surface finishes. The most popular are polished, honed, tumbled, and brushed.
the marble floor is its ability to take a very high polish. This allows the marble to be buffed until it glistens in the light and is perfectly smooth to the touch. In
marble is ground down until it is flat and smooth, but not to the point where it is slippery and polished. These marbles allow you to have the beauty of marble with less concern about slipping hazards.
Tumbled marble is created by processing tiles in a drum with rock and sand aggregate that create small chips, scratches, and rounded edges on the tiles. The resulting tiles have a rustic, natural look that many people find attractive. The texture of tumbled marble is a good feature for shower floors since it reduces the slipperiness of the floor.