Marble rock uses from gardens to bathrooms

what are the marble rock uses

Throughout history, marble rock has been one of the most used natural stones in art and architecture.

Marble has a series of characteristics that make it special. In ancient times it was an indispensable element when it came to construction, it was easy to work with compared to other types of elements and much more durable than, for example, wood, which was also for many years the basis for any type of construction, together with stone.

Nowadays, and thanks to technology, we can make authentic masterpieces of decoration with marble. Its carving still requires a technician and despite what many people think, the time of the chisel and hammer is not yet history.

Marble for decoration

Marble in certain types of work, as we have said, still requires the master hand of a craftsman.

To cut marble there are many tools that make life easier today, although it is true that cutting marble for use in floors is not the same as cutting it for use with any type of radial or grinder or on water-cooled tables. Therefore, to be able to work marble rock and depending on the use that is going to be given to it, it will always be necessary to take into account the knowledge of a professional technician.

The uses of marble

If we intend that the uses of marble rock are focused on sculpture, we can also sculpt the marble with tools such as chisels, grinders or, more generally, with pneumatic hammers. In the same way that for cutting marble, a good professional will be the one to determine how to work and sculpt each piece.

Marble in sculptures.

In sculptures, marble rock is the king, but unfortunately for many, at this time it is not usually worked as it used to be…  See as well this recommended note about Italian marble.

marble rock use for sculpture and art

Marble in garden elements

It is very common to see it in fountains, and not only in the garden fountains we all have in mind, but also in traffic circles and monuments in big cities.

Obelisks, porticoes and columns

As in the sculptures, they are less and less seen, in fact and if it is not for a commission of some architect in love with these… they are hardly seen.

Porticos

Here we can say that they are still the preferred elements. For their solemnity, the elegance and majesty of the types of marble, the carvings and ornamental elements of tombstones and pantheons made with marble rock are incredible.

Countertops and bathrooms

In the case of kitchen and bathroom countertops, there are other elements such as Silestone that for some time managed to unseat marble rock in kitchens and bathrooms, but like all good things, they are also back to stay and there is an increasing tendency to put marble back in these rooms.

Floors and facades

Yes, construction still thinks that these are elements that do not pass the time and given its characteristics, they become ideal for any type of environment in a work, whether rustic or modern, marble for floors and facades are a trend.