A Close Look at Limestone Tiles
Here at Marble Matters, we know a lot about stone. We’ve been supplying it to our customers for more than 15 years, and we are dedicated to quality and ethical practice. We also make a special effort to ensure that our entire supply chain follows environmentally sound principles.
Limestone tiles are among the products that we supply our clients, and we’d like to dig a little deeper to share our knowledge of this material.
Limestone is a naturally occurring rock that forms from the remains …
Marble Basins: A Detailed Buyer’s Guide
Marble stone basins, sinks and bathtubs can help to transform the look of your home’s kitchen or washrooms. In fact, few building materials match the appearance of marble. It’s elegant, timeless and will elevate the appearance of any interior space.
Marble stone works particularly well for sinks and basins. Bathtubs, handwashing sinks and kitchen sinks constructed from a single block of marble /natural stone are available in a wide range of styles, shapes and colours.
Are you considering a natural stone basin? If so, here are a few considerations you should make when purchasing a marble stone basin.
How to Warm Up A Living Space with Marble Flooring This Winter
When it comes to flooring options, marble is the most luxurious choice you can make. There’s a reason marble floors are associated with luxury hotel lobbies, palaces and the world’s most famous concert halls. The stone is naturally elegant, sleek and ultra-chic.
Like all natural stone, though, marble tile can feel cold to the touch in winter. And marble can look cold and sterile if it’s not properly styled.
Fortunately, this is an easily reversible problem. A few interior accents can help you naturally warm up the look of an interior space. Plus, heating options are available to literally bring warmth to …
Large Vs Small Tiles in Your Home – How Does The Effect Vary
There are many different choices that we have to make when building or remodelling our homes. These range from the big decisions – such as how many extra bathrooms would we like to put in – through to the very small – do we need space for a toaster in the kitchen cupboard or will we simply keep it on the bench?
One of the decisions that you will have to make is about the finishes that you want on your floors, walls, countertops, splashbacks, and …
Décor That Looks Stunning With Dark or Black Stone Tiles
The darker shaded varieties of tiles are a great option for any room in the house and when you buy dark stone floor tiles from Marble Matters you have the option of being able to decorate with any colour scheme of your choice.
It’s the neutral look of black marble floor tiles that can be enhanced using any eye-catching colours. You can add a splash of colour using wall decorations and accessories – rugs, pillows, throws, vases and other knick-knacks.
Select A Theme for Your Room
Choose your colour scheme and follow …
Why Marble is the Epitome of Opulence
Marble is a metamorphic rock which is made up of recrystallised carbonate minerals, usually calcite or dolomite. Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure limestone or dolomite protolith.
History of Marble
Before it was used for the traditional marble basin, or for marble floor tiles, marble was used in some of the finest pieces of art in ancient times. Marble is usually associated with the classic artistic objects. Not only was the Parthenon of Athens created out of marble, but so was the Taj Mahal and other grand palaces and structures around the world.
This beautiful and luxurious …
7 Surprising Facts About Marble and Marble Tile
For hundreds of years, marble tile and marble stone have been widely used in construction. In fact, marble was the primary material used to build the centuries-old Taj Mahal, the Pantheon in Rome, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Here in Australia, too, marble is a popular building material. The Parliament House in Canberra, for example, utilised the stone for its Marble Foyer which features 48 columns wrapped in green Italian Cipollino marble, as well as Paradise White marble tile flooring.
These are just a couple of interesting tidbits about marble. There are dozens.
Here are a few of our favourite quick …
Is Marble Hygienic For Your Kitchen Floor?
When you’re either building or renovating a kitchen you need to take extra care in checking that the materials that you are using for your surfaces are hygienic.
Because you prepare food in the kitchen, it can be very easy to get sick if germs accumulate on these surfaces, which then accidentally get into your food. This is the reason why it’s always important to thoroughly clean your cooking utensils and wipe down all surfaces after you’ve had a meal.
Now, some materials fare better than others in the kitchen. For instance, an unfinished concrete floor is likely to catch all manner …
Why the Type of Natural stone or Marble Matters
There’s something to be said for interior and exterior decorators – they really know what’s good! Because unlike many of us, they have a keen eye for how different aesthetic elements will work together, how they fit together and enhance one another. But that’s not to say that we can’t get better at developing this keen sense ourselves.
We can work hard to find the best type of stone or marble for our homes and projects. With a bit of time, and a bit of patience, we can choose the marble type that’s going to make our homes look both …
Travertine Pavers Buyer’s Guide -Types, Durability, and Maintenance
Travertine is a highly durable, natural type of limestone that has long been used in construction. In fact, travertine was a primary material used to construct the Colosseum in Rome. Travertine pavers are smaller, brick-sized pieces that are cut from large travertine slabs. And today, the pavers are widely used in landscape design for patios, pool decks, retaining walls and stone pathways.
Overall, travertine is an ideal building material. It’s available in a variety of natural colour, which accentuates earthy, rustic designs. Plus, it’s highly durable compared to other outdoor paving options and requires little-to-no …