Marble is one of the oldest materials to be used for interior and exterior decoration. Quarried since ancient times, no slab of marble is quite like the next, so that uniqieness is always characteristic and individual.
Marble is one of the oldest materials to be used for interior and exterior decoration. Quarried since ancient times, no slab of marble is quite like the next, so that uniqueness is always characteristic and individual.
The diversity of marble which may originate from varied quarries around the world, means that an interiors design project may enjoy a colour and shade of marble with its own particular nuances and markings. Even if one decides to opt for pure white Carrara marble from the marble quarries near Rome, it may be a challenge to find just the right shade of white, just the right second matching slab and just the right size to suit your project.
The fascination of marble is that it is used for just about anything you can think of. Floors, walls, bathroom tops, kitchen tops, seating, furniture, decorative accessories, lighting......
Choosing marble for your project may require some extra consideration, especially because of the specific characteristics which belong to this material. For istance, marble can give a very enriching appearance to a space. however it tends to become soiled very quickly. Therefore, using marble for a kitchen bench, for a dinner table top or for a bathroom vanity unit may be somewhat risky since liquids such as red wine, vinegar, perfume and astringent juices can leave indelible markings. Hot objects may also blemish polished marble, so avoid placing hot metal or candle bases on marble slabs. Such marks can possibly be removed with mechanical polish procedures. There is also the aspect of fragility, since marble be caused to chip, crack and fragment if accidentally hit, dropped or improperly handled ( during transportation for instance ).
Therefore before selecting marble for your project, ascertain that you are aware of the necessary precautions and care methods needed to keep this natural material as beautiful as it was when you first became attracted to it. No matter how large the marble is, no matter its colour, it will be a unique piece to you, knowing that, pretty much like a cut diamond, there will never be a slab identical to it in the whole world.
About Tanti Interiors
At Tanti Interiors, we offer professional interior design in Malta and overseas and pride ourselves in having worked on some of the most exclusive homes and commercial properties. Backed up by almost twenty years of experience we have built up a name on trust and knowledge on how to get it right.