Marble has been valued for thousands of years for its rich palette of beautiful colors and appearance and is perfect, pretty much anywhere in the house. Marble is suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and fireplaces, living & dining areas. Marble floor tiles are used for both interior and exterior flooring applications.
Our marbles are imported mainly from Greece and Italy. We offer a great selection of colors and patterns to choose from. You can view our range and receive expert advice on how to choose the best one for your space by visiting our showroom.
Marbles are formed from limestone or dolomite that has undergone enough heat and pressure to get metamorphosized into a crystalline structure. This metamorphosis takes place when the weight of overlying material, pressure from crystal collisions and heat from the earth's core generate temperatures in excess of 18000 F.
It has an interlocking or mosaic texture composed of crystalline grain of calcite, dolomite or both. Generally calcite and dolomite marbles are of pure white color. Variations of whiteness of pure marbles are due to the mixture of foreign substances. Such impurities form bands, streaks and clouds. Black and grayish shades are due to graphite; pinks, reds are mainly due to the presence of manganese oxides or hematite.
The Athenian Treasury, built in the sixth century BC, was the first building constructed entirely of marble. The Parthenon was built to be the beacon of the Acropolis. From miles away, incoming ships sailing through the Mediterranean could see the shining Pentelic marble columns of the most famous temple in Athens. The Parthenon still stands today, a testament to the resilience of one of the world's most luxurious building materials. Marble has been used in the patios of Caesar, in the palaces of Europe, and throughout the world.