7 REASONS TO CHOOSE MARBLE
1. It has a remarkable history and is resistant to shattering
Since classical times, white marble, has been the prized use for sculpture with its softness and resistance to shattering. With its low index of refraction of calcite, light can penetrate several millimetres into the stone before being scattered out, resulting in the characteristic "waxy" look which gives "life" to marble sculptures of the human body. Michelangelo created all his Renaissance sculptures in marble; it was also the favourite medium for Greek and Roman sculptors and architects,
2. It's completely natural and highly durable
The trend toward a less processed, less synthetic environment has never been stronger. Marble is truly a beautiful, natural product with a reputation for durability that has been built up over hundreds of years. Marble has a certain purity that has enjoyed strong appeal for a very long time.
3. It's insulation properties can save you money
Marble is an excellent insulator. Even in direct sunlight, marble stays relatively cool which lowers air condition costs. In winter, once warmed marble will retain its warmth and stay soft underfoot.
4. It will increase the asset value of your home or project
Marble oozes luxury and class. Marble tiles are an excellent investment – they add value and look wonderful! With judicious use and good design, marble is an inexpensive way to enhance the value of a building.
5. It is an affordable option
Marble was once thought of as being expensive and decadent but the strong Aussie dollar has made marble more affordable now than ever before. To find out more about the cost of installing marble tiles contact us today!
6. It offers design versatility
Marble tiles are frequently used in bathrooms on floors walls, shower recesses and vanity tops. In kitchens marble is used on floors, benchtops and splashbacks. Marble is commonly used for table tops for both indoors and outdoors and has also been used fire hearths and mantle pieces.
7. It's a symbol of purity, immortality and education success
In folklore, marble is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini. Pure white marble is an emblem of purity. It is also an emblem of immortality, and an insurer of success in education.