Fratantoni Luxury Estates creates dream custom homes across the nation in a variety of styles. One element that our luxury home builders see often is the use of marble. Marble has been used in architecture and building because of its beauty and structure. There are many benefits of using marble in your custom home such as durability, aesthetic, and feeling. Read about why below:
The durability of marble:
The use of marble as a building material over time has been primarily used for flooring, but also for decorative elements. Elements such as countertops, decorations/statues, and wall coverings. One reason we absolutely love marble is its durability. Marble is an extremely durable material perfect for high-traffic places such as staircases, entryways, bathrooms, and kitchens. In kitchens, marble is a perfect countertop option because of its heat resistance. As a natural stone, marble is a softer material that can be cut into straight lines for countertops and staircases which creates a beautiful aesthetic.
The aesthetic of marble:
Speaking of a beautiful aesthetic, no marble slab is the same. Marble slabs are like fingerprints and snowflakes, no two are the same. The veining in marble slabs is different because of the mineral deposits which makes each piece unique. One of the most common types of marble is Carrara which has a lighter gray veining and background. Traditionally, people want white marble slabs with light veining to brighten up a space with a light ambiance. However, there are colored marble slabs that often are chosen as decorative pieces or wall coverings in homes. These colored slabs have accent colors such as yellow, pink, gray, and blueish, due to non-limestone materials and mineral changes in the natural stone, which can cause the coloration.
The feeling of marble:
We have talked about the use of marble, and the look of marble, but often overlooked is the feeling of marble. If you are looking for a material for your staircase, you want something that will be comfortable as you walk, that will not chip over time, and that will not wear after continuous use. Marble is a solid soft stone that is extremely smooth underfoot while walking. Don’t worry about wearing shoes inside, marble slabs are extremely easy to wipe off if you track in mud or debris.
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