Granite vs Marble : Which Suit Me ?

Granite and Marble are the most commonly used natural stone in the interiors and exteriors of your home. When we compare Granite vs Marble, the texture, colour and appearance plays major role in determining the type of stone.  Both are different in terms of aesthetics, degree of hardness, their ability to resist staining and overall durability and of course cost. Please note that all the stones that come out of…

Calacatta Marble

Calacatta Marble is one such marble – a gorgeous, high-end natural stone desirable for its distinctive look and precious rarity for a range of applications. Calacatta Marble is distinctive with its thick, bold veining. Rather than the plentiful soft veins of a marble like Carrara, Calacatta’s hallmark is fewer but more dramatic and unstructured veins. Overall the color has a global appeal with designers and architects due to its soothing…

Making of Stone Sculpture

Carving stone into sculpture is an activity older than civilisation itself. Prehistoric sculptures were usually human forms, such as the Vebus Of Willendolf and the faceless statues of the cycladic cultures. Later cultures devised animal, human-animal and abstract forms in stone. The earliest cultures used abrasive techniques, and modern technology employs pneumatic hammers and other devices. But for most of human history, sculptors used hammer and chisel as the basic…

2019 Bathroom Trend for Marble

Lately, we observe on the international design scene an increase introduction of technologies in the bathroom’s designs – not only the high-tech Japanese toilets or the occasional wall-mounted phone and TV screen in hotel bathrooms, but the implementation of new technologies, materials, and approaches for the creation of innovative and expressive bathroom decor. In this exquisite creation of Alfredo, the marble gives a dramatic contrast to the dominating wood, and…

What Once Was Old is New Again- TERRAZZO

Once you start seeing terrazzo, you won’t believe you didn’t notice it before. If you’re out in a city, it rarely takes more than a minute before terrazzo—marble chips in concrete—shows up on a shop floor, on the stairs leading down to the subway, or in an office building. It was also the material of choice for airports, schools, or any public building built during the mid-20th century, when terrazzo…

Arabescato Marble

Arabescato marble is a very precious white natural stone with dark grey veins. .Arabescato is part of the white Carrara marble family. Like white Carrara marbles, Arabescato has been exploited since antiquity. The main quarries of Arabescato marble are found in Serravezza Lucca in the Carrara region in Italy. It is a crystaline, transclucide white marble, with grey and black veins, and is well known around the world.    This marble…

Tips for Marble Countertops Cleaning & Maintenance

Marble is one of the most beautiful stones in the world, and all home design enthusiasts know that the elegant shine and textures found within our marble countertops is exactly what give both large, expansive kitchens and those small breakfast nooks that extra “wow” factor that home-owners love. There is nothing more elegant and luxe that running your hand along a well-textured marble, like a classic Staturio Venato or Arabescato.…

THE PINK MARBLE – NORWEGIAN PINK

Selected for its unique aesthetic and origins from Norway, the Norwegian Pink has a classic soft pink tone with white and grey variations throughout and randomised green veins. Admired for its striking aesthetics, Norwegian Pink marble is an ideal choice as a decorative emphasis to any project, as well as applications to floors, walls, bathrooms and vanities. Norwegian Pink  for more than a century this pink and white marble has…

PROS AND CONS OF QUARTZ COUNTER-TOPS

Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops Quartz countertops are relatively new, but they’ve found a loyal following because of their many good qualities such as their attractive appearance, durability and the fact they don’t have some of the weaknesses of natural stone. Also called engineered stone countertops, quartz countertops are here to stay. Here is a look at their strengths and weaknesses. Reasons to Consider Quartz Countertops Quartz is a…

How is marble formed?

Natural stone showcase: how is marble formed? When it comes to natural stone, marble is a material which has been used for sculpture and architecture and interiors for centuries. So how is marble formed and how can this beautiful natural stone be incorporated in your home or commercial space to add the luxe factor? Natural stone: the science behind marble Marble is a metamorphic rock that forms when limestone is…