Marble has been revered as one of the most beautiful and luxurious natural stones, for centuries and rightly so. The most coveted of them all being natural Italian marble. After all, marble is one of nature’s most amazing creations that take millions of years to form. It is loved by master sculptors, artisans, designers and architects equally, making it a favoured choice for their finest works, be it cathedrals, galleries, elaborate pillars, public buildings or a luxury marble home. Carefully chosen natural marble can add class to any space. However, there are many important factors to keep in mind while selecting the best marble for your home.
Here’s how you can choose the appropriate marble for your luxury living space:
Understanding natural marble as a building material.
Marble is an extraordinary natural stone that is formed over centuries, being subjected to extreme heat and pressure in the depths of the Earth. Every natural marble slab is formed through metamorphosis, but each marble piece is different from the other, making some stones highly sought after for marble interiors compared to the others.
Curated from the world’s best quarries, you can find not only the most luxurious but also 100% naturalslabs at our 12,500 sq. ft. temperature-controlled, The Quarry Gallery and The Quarry CO:LAB.
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Where will the chosen slab be used?
Marble has come a long way from being used only for a luxurious marble flooring or a marble kitchen countertop. Today we can envision and apply different types of marble across different areas from marble bathroom, kitchen countertops, highlighter walls to outdoor marble seating, fountains, wall claddings, bathtubs and more. For inspiration on the many innovative application possibilities, all you have to do is visit our extraordinary 8,100 sq. ft. space called The Quarry CO:LAB. It is home to a collective of over 30 different marble, granite and onyx masterpieces designed to inspire, wow and keep you talking about it forever.
THE QUARRY CO:LAB
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Know the origin of your chosen slab.
Each marble slab that is displayed at The Quarry Gallery is sourced from the best quarries, only. This can largely help you determine the ideal application for the stone of your choice. Example – some slabs curated from South America like Ombiancaare suitable for both interiorand exterior uses; whereas the Carrara marble which comes from Italy can be used only for interiors, like a grand marble flooring or a flawless marble bathroom. The QuarryCurators are experts when it comes to our luxurious collection and would love to tell you more from origin to ideal finishes, applications and more.
Picking the right colours.
This is seemingly the best part of the marble selection process. Natural marble comes in many different shades, tints and tones. This spans across the purest white marble to the brightest reds and pinks, calming blues to the deep blacks and browns. Light colours can create the illusion of more space, whereas darker colours can make your room feel more intimate and cosier. You can also go for a combination of both light & dark in the form a classicblack and white marble design. Be sure to think about this factor while selecting the correct marble.
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Decide on a style and aesthetic.
Every natural marble slab is like a one-of-a-kind work of art, with no two slabs being the same. Where some may have very noticeable veins or patterns that easily stand out, the others might be more subdued with less graining. This is why the type of natural marble you choose must essentially depend on your taste, style and the decor and fittings you already have in place.
About the final finishing touch.
The finish you choose for your marble slab plays an important role in its upkeep. While a polished marbleslab may be more likely to show timely corrosion and etching, a honed finish will age a lot more gracefully. The same can be said for the way the corners are finished, narrow-cut corners may be more likely to chip than a rounded-off one. The Quarry offers you a wide range of innovative finishes like the honed finish or a polished marble finish, amongstmany others.
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Caring for your chosen marble.
Once you’ve done your research, discussed your options with our curators, picked your marble and confirmed a cut, you should also get familiar with what its maintenance might require. Although we offer 1000 day maintenance assistance for each slab, a certain dos and don’ts are recommended to ensure its longevity. For instance, acidic or oily substances like citrus, vinegar or cleaning products can leave markings on your marble called etching. This can dull the surface of your marble kitchen countertop and can be difficult to remove without professional help. To avoid this, we have invested in technologies like the QVAC – a special ultra-strengthening technology to increase the integrity and longevity of the stone. The Quarry Densification process makes each slab highly stain resistant and the amazing bacteria-resistant BactoFinish.
Keep all your options open, with sample slabs.
We insist you see a sample slab before making a final choice or better yet visit The Quarry Gallery. This way, you can study and compare different types of slabs and pick which one suits the best for your requirements. Our curators can guide you through the entire selection process and help you make the right choice.
Do book an appointment and allow The Quarry Curator to take you on a personalised tour.
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