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Marble

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Marble

Marble is one of the most versatile materials discovered by man. Its elegance and durability make it a prime choice for many and varied uses. However, the three principal uses of marble are construction, interior decoration and sculpture.

As a construction material marble fits in perfectly in modern building designs due to its clean ascetically pleasing architectonic style. It combines well with ceramics, wood and other common construction materials. Marble is very durable, easy to clean and can be used in high traffic areas like staircases and hallways. Marble tiles can be applied over almost any surface. They can be cut to fit specific measurements and if well applied are perfectly adaptable to humid environments.

Famous monuments all over the world like the Taj Majal and el Alhambra have been built with marble. And although perhaps the greatest architectural innovation of the ancient Romans was the systematic use of concrete, marble still formed the foundation of all of the most relevant Greek and Roman buildings.

When used in interiors, the elegance and durability of marble make it a perfect choice for kitchens, bathrooms and staircases. Often marble is used to form beautifully complex tile mosaics by combining stones of different classes and colors. Marble flooring lends a sophisticated and elegant look to any room.

Last but not least are the artistic uses of marble. Although marble is considered a staple of the classic sculptures dating from ancient Greece to Michelangelo, it is still a preferred media for modern sculptors like Randophlee McIver. From the perfectly detailed anatomies of the classics to the breathtaking visions of modern abstract sculpture, marble morphs itself to the whims of an inspired artist.

But sculpture isn’t the only artistic use of marble. One of the most precious ways to employ marble is the creation of elaborate mosaics. This technique, perfected by the Romans, allows the natural beauty of the stone to shine through both abstract geometrical patterns as well as perfectly realistic images.