Marble: How to pick the right type for timeless interiors? (+buying options)

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Marble is an incredibly strong and beautiful metamorphic rock that can be sculptured into custom shapes for various applications such as flooring, countertops, and more. For that reason, it is very popular in modern architecture. Its malleability makes it easier to work with. Apart from that, it has several other attractive properties that make it ideal for architecture. For example, it is heat and fire-resistant making it compatible with houses located in regions with high temperatures. Indian marble is cost-effective yet it gives a very expensive look when used in homes. It is that timeless beauty that never goes out of style. Marble is great for counters, floors, pillars as well as accent walls. Its application in homes is varied and diverse. In addition, the stunning of marbles makes it ideal for flooring. The most commonly used varieties include Indian and Italian marbles.

So, if you want to know more about marbles and their application in homes, you have come to the right place. Also, look through our gallery of stunning pictures of marble being incorporated indoors in various forms to achieve beautiful results.

 

 

Types of marbles based on colour

 

White marble

 

white floors in a hallway with snake plant and stairs
Lavish floor

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It has the perfect radiant finish that, when used indoors, tends to instantly make the space look bigger and brighter. While this variety requires more maintenance, it is still the most sought-after and widely used marble for counters & flooring. It is so because of its pristine looks and its ability to refine room decor. Additionally, there are several subtypes of white marble as well, like, Talai, Opal, Carra, and Morward white marble to name a few.

 

Beige marble

 

aesthetically pleasing beige walled washroom with toilet seats
Warm suits this type best

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The beautiful beige colour is very effective in adding a sophisticated vibe to any space. The colour tends to bring warmth into the giving it a comfy, cosy feel. There are several types of beige colour marbles like Moscato, Boticcino, and Premium beige marble to list a few. The radiance of each variety differs according to the streaks. Some streaks are darker than the base and some are lighter. These streaks change the appearance of each type.

 

Yellow marble

 

stunning floors and black sofas in office hallway
Add a touch of yellow to your

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This variety of marble makes for great flooring options because of its attractive designs. These keep the traditional and the colour looks effortlessly stylish. The yellow hue looks great on counters and patio. Different types of yellow marble include Ita gold, Antique rainforest, Jaisalmer yellow, Rainforest gold, and Goldio yellow.

 

Green marble

 

green wall sticker accent wall with white furniture
Serene green for your

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The colour green signifies nature, wealth, and prosperity. For that reason, green is used to embellish homes. It invites calmness into any space it adorns. Nature lovers prefer it because the colour induces fresh tropical vibes. Mint green, Green onyx, Botanic green, and Emerald green are some of the subtypes of this variety.

 

Blue marble

 

serene blue floors in office hallway
Beautiful blue interiors

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It is the most serene type of marble available. The beautiful blue colour evokes a strong feeling of calm and peace. It tends to visually connect the viewer to the sky and sea. This beautiful variety comes in various subtypes such as Sky blue, Pastel blue, Calcite blue, and Macauba blue.

 

Pink marble

 

beautiful pink wall of a living room with pink sofa and a kids toy
Pretty pink for plush interiors

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This gorgeous hue is a simple way to add a little pop of colour to your interiors. It also has a very peaceful and calming vibe that makes it perfect for indoors. Colours play a vital role in setting the right mood for any space. That is why pink is often incorporated indoors for the tranquil vibe it creates. Udaipur, Lotus, Banswara, Katni, Maharani, Asaria crystal and Classic pink are some of the subtypes of pink marbles available in the market.

 

Brown marble

 

striking brown bathroom walls and floors
Rich earthy brown for minimalistic homes

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This beautiful earthy marble is a very popular choice for flooring because of the appealing designs it offers. The colour also makes it easier to maintain as compared to the other varieties available. They come in a wide range of rich chromatic earth tones making them an ideal option. There are various subtypes such as Ebony suede, Fantasy brown, Armani brown fossil, Torrento, and Oasis brown.

 

Black marble

 

black wall panels inside a shower
Stunning black accent wall

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This gorgeous variety has a stunning plush vibe. It can instantly make any place look polished and expensive. Again, the dark colour makes it comparatively easier to maintain which just adds to its overall appeal. There are several subtypes of this variety to choose from. These include Black dune, Ebony black, Portoro, Saint Laurent black, Grey carrara, and Indian black. Additionally, black marble is another variety widely used for counters.

 

Indian vs Italian marble

The most commonly used marble varieties are Indian and Italian. These differ in strength, durability, finishes, and aesthetic appeal. The following is a comparison for a better understanding:

 

Factors Italian marble Indian marble
Origin Italy India
Lustre Italian marble is pearly, luminescent with high lustre and glossy surface While the Indian variety has medium lustre
Colours Italian marble is available in white, blue-grey, grey, and rose colours The Indian variant is available in white, yellow, green, grey, black, and red colours
Polish Italian marble is available in one-side polished slabs It is available in both polished and unpolished surfaces
Hardness Italian marble is softer and more brittle While Indian variety is harder and less vulnerable to damage
Durability Italian marble is less durable and requires reinforcement with resins While the Indian variant is heavier and more durable

 

Application of marble in

This stunning natural stone has a wide range of applications in design. Its plush finish, malleability, durability, and cost-effective nature make it a very popular choice for architectural projects. The following is a list of areas where it can be incorporated –

 

 

immaculate white kitchen countertops
Immaculate white for kitchens

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Marble counters or islands add a classy yet modern look to any kitchen. The right type of marble used as a counter can easily brighten up the space while looking elegant. When installed as counters, marble gives a very luxurious finish.

 

 

immaculate white marble bathroom with mirror and bath tub
Spotless white for bathrooms

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A large tile floor is that classy, timeless pick that never goes out of fashion. Apart from floors, you can also use marble as a tub and partitions, on the walls, on counters and on sinks as well. It is an easy way to beautify your space.

 

Flooring

 

white bathroom floors
Spotless white floors with a hint of grey

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is fairly common in households and is available in a wide range of designs. It can give your interiors a grand and stylish finish. However, ensure that all the marbles belong to the same batch. Otherwise, you risk ruining the beautiful flow of the pattern. Having a flow would ensure that your floors look seamless.

 

 

dining table inside a dining room with black and white hues
Dining top with marble finish

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It can also be used for making furniture and accessories, like coffee counters, tops, sinks, and cutting boards to name a few. It is found in different colours which makes it an attractive option for the same.

 

Walls

 

white accent wall with wooden furniture
Accent wall

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It can be used to achieve stunning wall designs to create an accent wall. Also, it is a stunning and elegant option that will immediately catch the viewers’ attention. The unique patterns and variety of colours can be used to achieve great results.

 

Tips to choose the right marble for your

Now that you have an idea of the various applications of marbles at home, let’s look at how to select one. First and foremost, understand your taste and preferences. There are several varieties available in different patterns, colours, and types. To assess your taste, look at all the different options available in the market. Also, pay special attention to the following –

 

Patterns

Pay close attention to the patterns of the veins. Do you prefer heavier or lighter veins? Usually, people prefer uniformity in the pattern but you may be more inclined towards one that has striking differences. If uniformity is what you prefer, ensure that all your marbles are from the same batch. However, if you want to create something unique and eccentric, you can pick from different batches to come up with an exclusive pattern.

 

Colours

There is scientific evidence that colour has the power to influence our mood. It can make us feel calm or evoke triggering responses. Colours like blue and green are soothing. So, they are perfect for invoking positive feelings. On the other hand, yellow is a warm colour associated with joyfulness and optimism. Finally, white and black colours, as long as they are not overwhelming to the senses, are considered to be neutral. So, pick according to the mood you wish to create and ensure that it matches the colour scheme of your room.

 

Texture and finish

The texture of marble ranges from fine-grained to roughly fragmented. Keep in mind that the aesthetics that marble has to offer vary according to its texture. As far as finishes are concerned, marble comes in high gloss to matte finishes. So, pick one according to your preference.

 

Caution

Before purchasing marble slabs, ensure that they are free of stains and cracks. Also, buy from an ISO-certified supplier to ensure good quality. Finally, ensure that your marble is not artificially coloured as these tend to fade away soon after installation. Keep in mind that whatever you choose will be a part of your décor for a long time. So choose wisely after careful consideration.

 

Luxurious marble for interiors: Our recommendations (with enquiry links)

 

R.K.Marbles India, Imported Black Marquina

stunning black marble work in bathroom Italian marble for counter design flooring

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Nitco, Bianco Mist

white marble for counters in bathroom indoors with bathtub with design in Italian marble flooring

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StoneX India, white marble 

beautiful living room with white Italian marble counters, floors and design flooring

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A-classMarbles, William grey

bedroom with grey marble wall and a bed and design in marble flooring

ClassicMarble, Amber Onyx

onyx brown Italian marble flooring design counters

Lomrod, Lady Onyx Green

stunning bathroom interiors in Italian marble for counters and design flooring in beige colour with a bath tub

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R.K.Marbles India, Bianco beige

beige colour flooring

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Nitco, Belvedere Pelle

stunning black accent wall

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StoneX India, Cavali

beige floors with stairs and an indoor plant

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R.K.Marbles India, Rust Fantasy

beautiful accent wall with pink furniture italian marble and flooring design

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Bedazzle your with a plush marble look 

 

 

Conclusion

Marble has a very luxurious look and is available in beautiful designs and patterns ideal for flooring as well as walls. So, it can give your interiors an expensive look without much effort. It’s very easy to incorporate marble into existing homes or new constructions. From subtle incorporations such as accents and accessories to bold choices like designer flooring and counters, marble has a wide application.

Since it is available in a diverse range, one is offered a lot of options to choose from. For example, marble comes in a wide variety of colours such as pink, white, black etc. So, you can add a pop of colour with designs, counters, walls or even furniture. Furthermore, the various textures and patterns have their own aesthetic appeal and can be used accordingly. To find the right variety of marble, keep in mind its texture, colour, durability and pattern. Also, ensure that it is in harmony with your existing scheme so that nothing looks out of place. Now that you have taken a look at our images of using marble, select the style that aligns with your scheme, and buy from our handpicked selection!

 

*The featured image used in this article is from Arina Pinchuk on Behance

 

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