The Many Uses of Marble

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Marble was used extensively throughout the building, including the marble domes and towers. The Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful and famous buildings in the world where the architects used marble stone to create this incredible palace  The inner courtyards were made using bright white marble from Greece, and the interior corridors and entrance halls are made from creamy white marble from Asia.


Marble occurs in a very wide range of colors. Marble formed from the purest limestones is white in color. Iron oxide impurities in the limestone will produce a yellow, orange, pink or red color. Clay minerals can produce grey colors that often occur in bands after the composition stratification of the original limestone. Abundant bituminous materials can produce dark grey to black marble.

Marble sources and content

It all begins in rock-mining quarries, and this type of stone can be found in much of the world. Most slabs for residential countertops are sourced from Brazil, India and Italy. It contains feldspar, quartz, mica, which give it a multicolored look that can include areas of sparkle. When mined, the stone is cut into slabs and is honed and polished to the desired shape and finish. Although it is an imported natural material, it is a stone that is in abundant supply which makes the cost of it very affordable. It is very strong and has been used as a building material throughout history.

Marble Sizes and weight

Stone countertops are typically one to three inches in thickness, and a thinner slab will require a substrate that provides support. Depending on the thickness, the stone marble can weigh between 10 and 20 pounds per square foot. A large slab of stone can be very heavy, requiring several strong professional installers to lift it into place.

Installation process of Marble

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At Our factory we cut marble slabs to size,and  polish on the outer edge, Our stonemason do all cuts, including a hole for the sink or other recessed elements. Stone slabs can often be designed to fit an existing kitchen, and depending on the decor, many elements such as the existing sink and backsplash can possibly be retained. The slab is leveled with shims, and it is attached to the cabinetry with adhesives that will solidly keep it in place. Installed in sections and with a large or complex countertop, the installation of slab countertops will result in some seams. A good installation will make these seams very inconspicuous.

Sealing & Cleaning Of Marble

Once the fitter install it, your marble countertop will require a penetrating sealant which needs to be reapplied every few years. This will prevent liquids from soaking into the stone and causing stains, ensuring that your countertops and marble floors will maintain their beautiful color and new appearance. Beyond occasional sealing, marble surfaces and countertops require nothing more than cleaning with a mild soap and water.

Durability Of Marble

Your new marble floors or bathroom surfaces will be somewhat resistant to heat, however, we recommend that you protect your marble countertops from heat to prolong their life and ensure they don’t get damaged. Knives will not scratch your new marble tops, so you can cut vegetables or other items directly on the surface of the stone. Diamond blades can scratch or cut your countertop, but this is the only type of tool you’ll need to avoid.

Practical Value & Beauty Of Marble

Granite is a popular choice for countertops. North American Stone is able to handle all of your countertop installation needs in Rochester, NY and surrounding areas. Your choice of this durable, beautiful stone for your kitchen, bathroom or outdoor countertops will add value to your home and a unique, colorful style to your decor.

Family Business

Palazzo Stone was founded by friendly experienced Albaqadleh family  who along with its members, four brothers, built it into the thriving business it is today. Now run by Jamal, Palazzo Stone continues to grow and help other local businesses and families who want to incorporate great stone into their homes.

Are you looking for the perfect stone countertops for your kitchen or bathroom? Look no further – visit our factory and office at Unit 26 Kencot way, Erith, London, DA18 4AB.

Questions? Contact our team on 02083124554  or email us at and we’d be happy to help.

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