Types of Marble: Beige, Black, Kitchen and Bathroom!
Thinking about investing in marble, but don’t know which color to choose? So, you’ve come to the right text! Here, you will know the names of the various types of marble, as well as the indications of each shade for your home.
Marble is a natural stone, which can only be extracted from nature, rather than manufactured by man. Metamorphic rock, the product is derived from another limestone rock. To form it, the limestone underwent transformations, due to high temperatures and pressure in the soil. The process took centuries to occur. As a result, marbled stones appeared, with a very characteristic look: uniform color, with veins of more intense colors spread throughout its length.
Much of the marble deposits are located in places that, over thousands of years, have suffered volcanic activity. Although volcanoes no longer exist in Brazil , the national territory has already had these formations, and therefore has its own marble. Thus, many of the marble pieces come from Europe, but some types of marble can be extracted in Brazil.
How to apply marble?
Throughout history, marble has become synonymous with luxury. Many castle columns were made of stone, numerous statues were carved out of the material. Today, the elegant and high-value aspect of the pieces continues, but at much more affordable costs.
It does not mean, however, that marble is cheap. It is common, for example, that the product is found at values of approximately R $ 1 thousand per m². The cost is much higher, for example, than granite, which is often confused with marble. The square meter of granite usually revolves around R $ 350.
Read the text Difference Between Marble And Granite and learn more.
But the incredible beauty of the marbled pieces is usually worth it. Especially because the mineral has less granular characteristics, and has good resistance to moisture.
The applications of the mineral are the most varied. It is common, for example, that it is applied as a floor or in furniture. Another option is to use it as a cladding or countertop.
If desired, the consumer can even carve the sink tub out of marble. In this, and in other cases of contact with humidity, however, the stone needs to be waterproofed. Thus, it will not absorb water, which could damage its strength and beauty.
Below, we list some of the many types of marble available on the market. Its price varies according to the color of the stone, and international stones tend to be a little more expensive.
Botticino marbles have a light beige tone, and their veins are darker brown in color. The option is widely used in floors and coverings, and is of Italian origin.
Estremoz White Marble
As the name of the stone indicates, the main color of this marble is white. The veins of the stone, on the other hand, are brown, close to brown, and there are still some orange spots scattered on the pieces. Estremoz is ideal for any type of coating desired by the consumer.
Carrara Gioia Marble
One by Gioia is white, with dark gray veins very prominent. Generally, this marble is used for floors, furniture and interior of a property.
Perlino Bianco Marble
The look of Perlino Branco is marked by gray-green veins. This type of stone is usually applied to coatings and floors.
Piguês White Marble
From Greece, this white marble has gray veins, but more widely spaced than those of other types of marble. Piguês is very common in furniture, indoor and outdoor environments.
White Sivec Marble
As in the previous type, the Sivec has gray shafts. However, in addition to the veins, the stone has gray or crystallized spots. The look is a little different from the usual, but very attractive. The use of the product is indicated for internal and external areas.
Another option is Alpi, which is emerald green in color and has great white veins. This type of marble is widely used in countertops, especially in the kitchen. Combined with lighter furniture, the result is quite beautiful. It is also common to find the stone on floors.
The veins of Carrara marble are gray and/or black, on a white background. The piece is more suitable for indoor spaces and with little humidity. This is because, it has great porosity, and can accumulate a lot of water.
Daino Reale Marble
Beige with beige. These are the colors of Daino Reale: a lighter beige as a base color, and darker veins. The option can be used wherever the consumer desires, since the piece fits well in any environment and surface.
Onyx pieces usually have colors like gold, beige-orange or red. Another highlight of the stone is that it is naturally translucent, which makes it possible to have a slight view on the other side of where it is positioned.
Delicato Crema Marble
Italian, this type of marble is ivory in color, but quite clear. Its color points are more delicate, of slightly darker ivory. The stone is very common in facades and furniture.
Suitable for indoor spaces, the Imperial stone has a very attractive and elegant look. Its color is dark brown. Its veins vary between white and light brown, creating an interesting mixture on the surface.
Nero Marquina Marble
A Nero marble has an intense black color, which further highlights the large white veins of the piece. The ideal is to use the material indoors, where the consumer desires. It is very common to apply it on countertops and walls.
Rosso Alicante Marble
A mixture of red and orange, with white veins or very close color. This is Rosso Alicante, very common in facades, floors and walls.
Nero Portoro marble
Another black marble is Portoro, but its veins are different. In this stone, the color marks vary between white, yellow, brown and other tones. In addition, they are more continuous, creating large marks on the piece, rather than just a few spaced points.
Perlino Pink Marble
Looking for a more “delicate” material? Perlino could be the solution! The stone is pink, with dark beige veins. The look resembles older houses, or even castles. Invest your application indoors.
Rosso Verona Marble
Rosso Verona stones are stained, instead of having veins. All its colors are variants of brownish red, which gives a beautiful result to walls. The option can also be applied to furniture and as a surface coating.
Roman Travertine Marble
The veins of the Roman Travertine are a little different. Instead of looking like veins, the color patches of the piece are dotted and continuous. The effect is very similar to a layer of sand deposited on the surface of the stone.
As it is more porous, this marble is not widely used in damp places. If the user wishes to do this, however, simply apply powerful waterproofing to the part. The predominant color of Travertine is beige, of various intensities.
Those looking for a piece with intense white, can invest in Statuary. Despite having gray veins, the white tone of the stone is intense, and the veins are few. Therefore, it is very interesting for environments that require a cleaner look, such as the bathroom. The piece still works very well in furniture and coatings, internal or external.
National White Marble
If you’ve ever walked into an old house, you’ve probably seen the National White marble. After all, the material is very common in old buildings, due to its beauty and resistance. This type of marble is white, with very few veins in light gray.
Golden Spider Marble
Golden Spider marble pieces have a yellow tone, with more intense yellow veins. This type of stone can be used in any location, as a coating.
Emperor Brown Marble
This type of marble is brown, quite dark and intense. Its veins have different colors, between beige and white. In addition, the color patches remain very close, more similar to several cobwebs. The result is a strong and elegant look, and quite different from the ordinary.
How about a marble with golden veins? This is Calacatta, which also has some grayish spots. All on a white background, so that the tones are accentuated and become even more beautiful. It is a good idea to use this variation in furniture and coverings.
Bahia Beige Marble
Beige Bahia marble has three basic characteristics. To start it is a light beige. Then there are its various spots, in different shades of beige and also white. Finally, the piece always has small veins of color, of a darker brown. The material is widely used in walls, bathtubs, floors and fireplaces.
Thassos White Marble
Also from Greece, Thassos has a few gray spots and veins. It is very worthwhile to apply it on stairs, furniture, floors and coverings.
Crema Marfil Marble
Originally from Spain, Crema Marfil is a very light beige, with small, delicate and white veins. The resistance of the stone is intense, which is why it is suitable for floors and walls.
Types of finish for marble
When installing marble, it is important to choose, in addition to the best type of stone, its finishing mode. The finish of any piece makes a total difference in its look, in addition to ensuring greater resistance of the product. After all, when the pieces remain natural, they may have cracks or the like. This type of problem impairs its durability.
There are six types of finishes available for marble: polishing, rough, sandblasted, levigated, crystallization and resin. See a little more about each one below.
When polishing a piece of marble, it gains shine and becomes slippery. Due to this last aspect, it is interesting to avoid polishing in damp areas, as accidents can happen. The contraindication is even greater for floors, especially outdoors, as they tend to accumulate rainwater. The polished appearance can facilitate slips in these places.
As mentioned, leaving the stone in its natural, rough, may allow some cracks to pass. Still, this is not as common as you might think. Just acquire a quality stone, and with specialized companies. Maintaining the raw look of the piece helps to create a space with a more “basic”, rustic decoration, but still very beautiful.
One of the processes used to make the marble rougher is sandblasting. It consists of the application of strong jets of sand on the stone, which makes it less smooth. The result is non-slip and less subject to slipping. For this reason, it is very common to use sandblasted marble on the floors, especially in the external areas.
In order to achieve a light appearance, the marble is sanded. Then, your look becomes smooth, but dull. For this reason, incidentally, this type of finish is also called semi-polished.
When making the stone more durable and resistant, the best option is crystallization. The process creates a thin layer of protection on the marble, which makes it even more interesting for application on floors.
The resin, on the other hand, aims to protect marble from stains, especially those caused by the accumulation of water. After the application of the product, the marble is polished, and gains a beautiful shine.
Where to use marble types: room suggestions
Now that you know the types of marble and their finishes, it is possible that you are asking yourself: “ok, but which marble do I apply in the room? And on the floor of the room? ”. Doubts are common. That’s because, there are many options and visuals available. To help you, we have listed some colors and types that you can use in each room of the house. Follow us!
Types of Marble for the Bathroom
It is always interesting to keep light colors in the bathroom. After all, the space is a place of hygiene, and white and beige convey that cleaner aspect. Therefore, choose light marbles, which also have good water resistance. You can keep the Piguês White or the Roman Travertine Marble, for example, for floors and sinks.
Either way, black is also often a common option. In this case, it is worthwhile to insert the Nero Marquina in the sink, and leave the rest of the bathroom with a simple white (non-marble) coating.
Types of Marble for the Bedroom
In the bedroom, marble is most common on the wall. And not in all of them, but in just one. Thus, the residents guarantee a strong decoration point, but without making the look too “closed” or cold.
The colors can vary as much as the user desires. Just match the tone of the stone with the rest of the decor in the room. Pay special attention to the bedroom furniture: harmony is necessary, or the visual tranquility of the room will be lost. Calacatta marble, for example, can give an exquisite look to the space, in the right measure.
Types of Marble for the Kitchen
If the goal is to invest in marble in the kitchen, your options will be even more diverse. You can put the stone on the countertops, table, sink, floor and even on the wall.
The colors indicated are also the most varied. You only need to pay attention to two points: choose only one type of marble for the environment, and match the tone with the rest of the space. Thus, it is possible to maintain greater harmony in the environment. The result is a striking space, but at the same time, visually light and pleasant.
Also, think of the contrast between marble and appliances. If the combination is done properly, the result will be incredible! For a more intense look, consider applying Rosso Alicante marble or Alpi.
Types of marble for the Living Room and Dining Room
To whet your appetite, and also ensure tranquility, it is worth investing in light marble tones. Both in the living room and in the dining room. Stones in beige, white and other softer colors are the most suitable.
Also, remember to combine the pieces with the furniture and the rest of the decoration. Generally, Sivec Marble gives a beautiful result in these environments.
Another fundamental tip is to have a good professional in the installation of marble. It is useless to have a beautiful stone, if it is not well installed.
Having a specialized company can be even more interesting. Do a lot of research, especially the reputation of those responsible. Thus, when hiring the necessary professionals, you will be sure of a good result.
Did you see how many types of marble there are? Take advantage of our tips and choose the ideal piece for your home! Its decoration thanks you.