The rocks with carbonate composition such as limestone dolomite, which have undergone a metamorphism process and carry traces of metamorphism, are called marble.
The main areas of use of marble, which was previously used in artistic fields due to its aesthetics and durability, are the construction sector, decoration, sculpture and the making of ornaments.
It has different color options, it is a hygienic material, it has high resistance to impact and scratches, it is an environmentally friendly product.
Soap and abrasive cleaning agents should never be used on marble surfaces. Such cleaning agents react with the natural stone component to form a soapy foam, counteracting the formation of oily or slippery layers that destroy the beauty of the natural stone and trap or hold the dirt. The use of abrasive cleaning materials will cause invisible scratches on the surface.
It is often thought that travertine is a type of marble, but in fact, travertine and marble are two separate stones formed under completely different conditions. As it is known, marble has a hard structure, natural and bright appearance. Travertine, on the other hand, is a chemical sedimentary stone formed as a result of the precipitation of thermal groundwater and carbonate minerals with calcium bicarbonate content.
Surface type treatments that are commonly used for decorative purposes are polishing, honing, aging, sandblasting. While some of these methods can be done by hand, some of them are shaped by mechanical marble machines.
Commonly used tiles are from 4×4” to 24×24” (10×10 cm to 60×60 cm). Although the size of the tile is also a design preference, you can consider using larger sizes as the area you want to cover increases. Most indoor tiles are 12×12” (30×30 cm) or 18×18” (45.7×45.7 cm) with standard thickness ⅜” (1 cm) for 12×12” (30×30 cm) and ½” (1.2 cm) for 18×18” (45.7×45.7 cm). Unless you have a concrete floor and five screeds, we recommend tiles thicker than ½” (1.25 cm). Please contact your installer for more information.