Marble is a stunningly beautiful stone used in building art around the world for thousands of years. Today, it is primarily associated with exclusive bathroom furnishings, but it also fits perfectly as wall and floor coverings indoors and as an outdoor decoration.
Marble stone is found especially in older seabed beds. The foundation of marble is limestone and the marble itself is formed when limestone is exposed to a high pressure and high temperatures for a long time. The heat and the pressure on the stone make its structure change. It changes the characteristics and appearance of the limestone to the extent that the stone is seen as a new form of stone. Marble is broken all over the world. In Sweden there are, for example, marble grapes in Kolmården and in Ekeberg at Hjälmaren beach. There is also dolomite marble at Sala silver mine.
Marble is a popular building block for many reasons. One of the major reasons for its popularity is that it is a very aesthetically pleasing material. A polishing of the marble stone gives a surface with deep and exclusive shine. The stone appears in all imaginative colors and often has a living pattern. The pure marble stone is basically white, but because the stone rarely consists of limestone, but rather is slightly contaminated by different substances, almost always a flaming pattern occurs in different shades. Some contaminants color the entire stone, which can then be anything from black to green and red. Different pollutants occur in different regions where the marble is broken, and have different names to distinguish them. The Dolomite marble found at Sala mine is, for example, a white with amber flames. To get an extra appealing look and to give the stone a water repellent surface, the material is almost always polished.
Because the marble is basically made of limestone, it is easy to shape and manipulate. This is another important reason for the great expansion of the stone as building material. Like the limestone, marble stone is also sensitive to acids. Acids usually occur in some detergents, wine, juices and carbonated drinks. This does not mean that the stone itself breaks if it is exposed to such funds. However, there is a risk that the marble will have beauty spots. A well-polished marble stone is more dense and resistant to moisture and acids and thus less easily stained. In addition, it's a lot of time to reduce the risk of stains by growing marble.
Marble is considered to be an exclusive stone and is popular as both floor and wall materials throughout the world. This may not be as common in Sweden as in countries at southern latitudes. Marble is also very popular as material for benches and other products in kitchens and bathrooms, even in our own country. In the garden, marble is often used as a decorative stone. Having whole stones and marble tiles in the garden is not always so convenient as they can get really slippery when wet.