What is Marble?
Marble is a metamorphic rock – that has undergone transformation by heat, pressure, or other natural method while in the earth’s crust. Marble is made primarily of mineral calcite and most of the time has minerals such as clay, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron, and graphite, which lends it the veining on white or provides the different colors marble is known for.
Under the pressure, heat or magma delineated by the metamorphic process, the calcite in the limestone re-crystallizes to form a stone that is characterized by interlocking calcite crystals. This is why you will see marble deposits seismic plate boundaries where large areas of the Earth’s crust are exposed to these events. This re-crystallization is what indicates the separation between marble and limestone. The metamorphic process makes marble more compact and less porous
What colors does Marble come in?
Marble comes in a large variety of colors, depending on the amount of minerals deposited with the calcite (limestone) and the region and metamorphic conditions that creates the marble. Therefore marble comes in a variety of colors with a combination of vein colors. Colors range from white, light beige, beige, yellow/gold, red, gray/silver, light brown, brown, and black.
Veining and color textures caused by other mineral deposits have a similar color variation as well as different pattern variations, appearing as defined or diffused veins, diffused color, granular texture, streaks, crackle or a combination of any of these. As a product of nature, each piece of tile or paver is unique: expect to see some variations within each selection of stone.
Sefa Stone has the following color of stones available: White with veining or defused color or veining, Beige Marble with veining and/or speckled color, Light Gray or Dark Gray with veining and/or speckled texture, and Brown with veining and/or diffused color. The Marbles we have available are Calacatta, Equator, Fantasy White, French Vanilla, Botticino, Crema Marfil, Cappuccino, silver, Black Pearl and Emperador Light. Mosaics are available in several other types of marble.
Sefa Stone offers a wide range of beautiful Marble tiles in terms of size, quality and colors. The stone can be easily identified by plain and smooth surface with no holes on it. Our marble tiles come in a variety of colors with a combination of vein colors. Colors range from white, light beige, beige, yellow/gold, red, gray/silver, light brown, brown, and black.
Tiles are available in standard as well as custom sizes according to your specific needs. These tiles are best for decorating indoor areas like kitchens, bathrooms and living areas as well as outdoor areas like walk ways and lawn boundaries.
Sefa Stone is proud to offer high-quality marble pavers which are best for outdoor use and decorating your pool decks, pool steps, driveways, patios, walk-ways, fireplaces and outside stairs. These travertine pavers are available in different unique colors like Aegean Pearl, Fantasy white, ocean blue, silver beige and tundra gray.
Marble Pavers are available at Sefa Stone in standard sizes. However, custom sizes can also be obtained. The price range of these marbles pavers is $4-$20, and you get special discounts on the bulk purchase as well. Select your Marble paver today and we’ll deliver your order right in time.
Marble Mosaics & Split-face
Marble Mosaics are Small Square shaped stones while split faces are triangular tiles with a rough surface. Split faces usually come in free length size in boxes of 5.5 square feet with an assortment of 4 different sizes: 4×4, 4×8, 4×12 and 4×16. These split faces are used for outdoor decoration and very famous among the designers. However, these can also be used for indoor decoration.
Currently, we have 4 products in this category. Marble Emperador Mini Pattern Mosaics, Marble Equator Basket Weave Mosaic Tile, Marble Fantasy White Basket Weave Mosaic Tiles and Marble Tundra Gray Basket Weave Mosaic Tiles. You may have a look on all products and select one which is best for your specific needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How durable is marble?
Marble is a rigid and strong stone. It is durable for many years with appropriate cleaning and maintenance procedures.
Is it possible to D.I.Y install marble?
We recommend an expert to install marble products.
How many color options for marble is avaiable in the market?
We have 11 different marble tiles these are: Cappucino Tiles, Botticino Tiles, Fantasy White Tiles, Tundra Gray Tiles, Equator Tiles, French Vanilla Tiles, Crema Marfil Tiles, Black Pearl Tiles, Calacatta Tiles, Silver Marble Tiles, Emperador Tiles, Emperador Light Marble Tiles.
Aegean Pearl Pavers and different mosaic orientations are also available. You can contact our specialists for further information.
Are the cracks on the marble surface normal?
These crack like looks on the marble surface is normal because it is due to the nature of marble. Marble has a vein like look which makes it unique.
Does marble need sealing?
Marble has a porous surface and the liquid droplets on the surface may leech into the body which may result in discoloration and staining. To prevent discoloration and staining sealing is recommended.
How should I clean marble?
Impurities should be removed from the surface immediately. Cehmicals in acidic nature should not be used to prevent corrosion.
Is it possible to repair marble if it is damaged?
Mostly it is possible to repair marble damages. you can contact our experts for more information.