Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Using Marble in Office Decoration

Using Marble in Office Decoration

Marble is a metamorphic rock for use in home, office, etc in India and it is formed when limestone is exposed to extreme temperatures and pressures. Marble forms under such extreme conditions because the calcite forming the limestone recrystallizes, forming a denser rock comprising of roughly equigranular calcite crystals.

Why use marble in office?

The best reason why marble remains in heavy demand of countertops is because of its elegant good looks! This igneous stone comes in a wonderful display of color. Our choice of hues includes solid white, solid black and a range of colors in the rose, yellow, gray, green, white and black spectrums. No two slabs are alike. So, you will be assured of having a unique countertop for your home.

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How to choose a right marble for office?

While choosing between vitrified tiles and marble in office - your budget, design requirement, space location, and the utility will be your basic judgment criteria. Marble offers durability at a higher price whereas the other offers a huge variety of design options at a comparatively lower price. Remember, flooring is the decor element that lives long run. So, choose wisely!

Which one is better – Marble or Vitrified Tiles?

Marble is life-long while vitrified tiles have a coating like a colour-coating if u have seen in the malls, offices, showrooms etc where more people come with their shoes and sandals, sometimes coating comes out and mud like surface becomes visible on the surface. But for an average, if you use it in your home it stays for around 10 to 15 years.

Vitrified tiles can be used just after 1 hour of fixing it. There is absolutely no need to polish it like Marble. Vitrified tiles come in various designs and colors. It has a glossy effect and thus it looks good even at home and also in office and showrooms.

What are the advantages of using marble in office?

 In terms of maintenance and durability, natural marbles are best but it is costlier compared to the ceramic tiles. Ceramic tiles may tend to crack, color, glossiness goes off during prolonged exposure after 2-3 years but marble is really durable. Marble is highly durable and resistance to water and grease.

We are all aware that flooring plays a vital role in home decor. Professionals like architects, builders choose perfect types of material to be used as flooring but when it is time to replace or upgrade to the higher level of the flooring, you need to choose the best decor for your house.

Marble occupies a unique position in decorations. Marble stone is composed of limestone that has undergone extreme heat and pressure. Because it is a natural stone, marble has a porous surface. To help keep it looking beautiful, the marble flooring must be refurbished every 6 to 12 months with a quality stone sealer made for marble.

Unfortunately, marble also has a bad reputation for staining. Orange juice, harsh cleaners, and the acidic substances should be cleaned up immediately. Some homeowners report that even water causes staining on it. The best way to live with marble flooring is by assuming that, over time, the floors will develop a unique patina.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Maintaining Marble and Kitchen Countertops

Maintaining marble and kitchen countertops

It is nice to know what marble is, in order to understand how it behaves. It is a metamorphic stone, which is formed when sediments crystallize under extreme heat and pressure to form very hard rock. Marble is not the hardest of these stones, however, making it porous and thus susceptible to staining. Granite is also metamorphic and much harder (no staining), whereas soapstone is lesser in hardness (but more staining). Marble is also formed of calcium carbonate, giving it a chemical structure which reacts easily with acids and leads to etching on its surface.

maitaining marble and kitchen countertops

Maintaining marbles

Marble stones are mainly for use in home, office, etc in India. Marble & kitchen countertops require some maintenance required to keep it pristine, though one may prefer the gradually aged surface with etches and stains that blend into the gray veins with time.

What types of finishes does marble come in?

There are basically two main types of finishes you can get, but I would recommend the "honed" finish since it is the easiest wearing. Before I knew the difference, I had a polished finish installed in my kitchen, and it is great, but it feels messy more easily and makes me want to clean it more often. The shiny finish is the more uptight of the two:-

1. Honed Finish - 

Made by sanding the surface so that it has a soft, matte finish, the honed marble will not show scratches as much, shows the stone off as a little lesser in brightness and is more susceptible to staining because the pores are open. Sealing is, therefore, the answer.

2. Polished Finish - 

Polished to a shiny exterior, this finish will not stain easily but it can scratch and etch. Polished surfaces are shiny and bright, but they will be worn down with time. If you prefer the worn look, go right for honed and skip the polished.

Marble & kitchen countertop care and maintenance

When it comes to keeping Marble & kitchen countertops looking new, a little prevention goes a long way: Place trivets under hot pots and as well pans, set coasters under glasses, use cutting boards when slicing food and wipe up the spills immediately. Marble is prone to etching, so be extra careful with acids—that mean pouring orange juice carefully and not wiping down the counters with vinegar.

Wipe the Marble & kitchen countertops with a soft cloth and warm water daily. Mild household cleansers are suitable, but in the market, you can also find cleaning products specific to marble. Certain oils and acids can stain. Marble must be resealed periodically.

Why marble & kitchen countertops are affordable?

Being clear, not all marbles are affordable, but ‘Carrara’ marble, though it comes from Italy, it is one of the cheapest stones due to its grayer coloring (luxury marbles, like Calacatta, are brighter white with darker veins) and its porous nature. Some people do not like the gray cast, and because it requires maintenance, it is never specified for rental homes, making it a slow seller and therefore lower in price. 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

How to Choose the Best Marble Company in India?

How to Choose the Best Marble Company in India              


An important part of the civil work is the flooring. Flooring is one of the most important decisions that should be made before moving in and the reason behind that is that flooring cannot be changed once people start living in the house. In addition to that, it will improve the overall appearance of the house. It is, therefore, advised that the flooring should be done well prior to any interior designing under the guidance of the best marble company in India. Because of the fact that flooring cannot be changed again, it requires a good budget to ensure long-lasting flooring.

Though there are primarily two options for flooring, using natural stones like marbles or using tiles, using marble in the flooring guarantees a long lasting solution and minimum maintenance.

Using Marbles for Flooring

In some cases, the marble will cost more than tiles. However, in many cases with the advent of imported tiles being available in the Indian market sometimes choosing a marble for flooring will be more economic from one of the best marble companies in India. Here is a list of marbles that can be considered for flooring,

Abree: The Abree from Oman and some Middle Eastern countries is a cream colored marble. This kind of marble is not expensive. It usually costs somewhere between Rs 250 per square feet and Rs 350 per square feet. The Abree marble has been around for almost 10 years.

Rajasthan Marbles: A few years ago, the Makrana marble was a popular white marble but the availability of the Makrana marble is scarce. Therefore, it is difficult to get the Makrana marble at a reasonable rate. Another reason for the Makrana marble's scarcity is the fact that the mines have been mined extensively. In that case, Banswada could be considered as an alternative.
Italian Marble: Though Italian marbles are normally pretty expensive but these marbles are often found to be worthy of their price. Italian marbles price range starts from Rs 700 per square feet. Some popular examples of Italian marbles are Travertino, Carrara and Dyna or Diana.

Australian White Marble: The Australian White marble originates from Australia, as the name suggests. These marbles start from Rs 300 per square feet and are known for their whiteness. Another marble that also comes almost at the same price range and is very white too is the Vietnam-marble.

Choosing the Best Marble Company in India

Apart from the price of the different types of marbles for use in home, office, etc in India. One must consider all the expenses that involve every step from purchasing to the installation. In order to choose the best marble company, there are few more factors to be considered apart from the types of marbles and their price. Some of those important factors are as follows,

1. Unloading -  Unloading of marble to the site could cost depending upon the floor. Higher the floor, higher will be the rate.
2. Laying: The cost of laying marble is costlier than laying tiles.
3. Polishing: Polishing is needed for marbles and it costs around Rs 40 per square feet.

Therefore, while purchasing marbles for flooring it will be worthwhile to consider all the above expenses and depending upon the prices one can choose the best marble company in India.