So here is what you need to know in when choosing marble for your project.
Samples! Stonemason’s/Marble suppliers are kind enough to offer samples for you to look at and match with finishes and appliances of your space. It is a great idea to collect samples of marbles you are interested in to colour coordinate and have a better idea of how that space will look. To get the best result, it is ideal to take pictures of the samples under natural light and artificial light, next to your chosen floors, by splash back options and other details you’ve chosen for your home. But keep this one thing in mind; when using your sample as a model remember that marble slabs vary from each other, even if they are the same type. Marble is a natural material; no two slabs are the same... don’t forget that.
Care! Marble is beautiful but it needs to be looked after. It is great to do some research and consider the best marble material for you. Choose a slab that fits your lifestyle and consider where this marble is being fitted, for example; marble in your kitchen should be a material that is durable and less maintenance because of the kitchen is a busy workspace.
Carrara: Another Italian marble and also a very popular choice for kitchens. This is a cost-effective option and it has a spectacular beauty. It is a white stone with blue and grey toned veins throughout.
Statuary: This sort of marble is very similar to Carrara but has a slicker finish, in terms of colour that are the same but the appearance of the Statuary is glossier.
Eperador Marble: This Spanish marble is unique in colour; it is a statement piece that has it displays earthy tones with a distinctive brown.
Crema Marfil: This marble option is great if you’re not looking for an overpowering white, it has a creamy-hue and can have blue or tan undertones.