Marble is an astonishing natural stone that remains hidden underground for millions of years. MKW Surfaces’ professional installers help in fitting the wondrous marble in different areas of an interior or exterior, including the kitchen, to make it stand out without being over-the-top.
MKW Surfaces provides the luxurious marble collections in different colour options and characteristics, which vary depending on where it’s excavated. While marble is extracted in different countries around the world, it is majorly associated with Italy. Many Italian architects, designers, artists and engineers have been installing this wonderful material onto different monuments for centuries.
Some of the most famous Italian marble varieties that we have in our collection are Calacatta, White Carrara, Portoro, Bardiglio, Red Verona, Statuario and so on. Besides all these varieties, a grey marble worktop is another great option to add subtle elegance and sophistication to any home interior area, including kitchens and bathrooms. Here are some interesting facts about marble that end users might not be aware of:
Designers and Architects Love Marble
Being a versatile material, our timeless grey marble kitchen worktop is the favourite material among many designers and architects. It is also strong and durable and therefore, used in constructing various monuments to stand the test of time.
New Extraction and Transportation Techniques are Developed
We offer the best quality natural marble, which is quite a hard material and durable at the same time. But this ability also makes it heavy, as it comes in large slabs. But all thanks to the new-age technologies and transportation facilities, marble is easier to move to different parts of the world. Nowadays, many advanced train tracks and freight trucks are used to handle the heavy load of marble slabs.
Many Countries Import Italian Marble
Italian marble is popular worldwide. With over $3.5 billion of raw, finished and semi-finished varieties, Italian marble is exported to over 140 countries across the world. The US is the biggest importer of Italian marble, followed by Germany, the UK and France. But just so you know, natural grey marble is not exclusive for Italy. Also, you can find grey marble in countries such as Greece, Spain and Iran; to name a few.
The purity of Veins and Colour
Unlike artificial grey marble laminate worktops or quartz worktops, our natural marble countertops have pure colours and veining. These colours and veins depend on the geographical location where it’s quarried from. Usually, the colour of marble depends on the content of these three minerals:
However, the majorly adored shades of marble range from pure white to elegant pearly white due to the presence of calcite.
There’s Lightweight Marble Too
While Italian marble is very heavy and somewhat difficult to install and transport, some lightweight varieties of marble are also available. One famous Company, Cosentino, has created the latest marble variety called Dekton. This grey marble effect worktop variety is lightweight, custom-shaped and available in carefully finished marble slabs. It is at least fifty per cent lighter compared to natural marble. It is durable and bend resistant as well.
MKW Surfaces’ natural marble is available in different finishes opposed to only the polished finish. Thanks to the new advanced cutting technology, homeowners can get the marble in Satinato, honed, leather, matte and high-gloss finishes depending on their personal preference and kitchen interior. Due to advanced techniques, the marble stone is cut with fine precision to prevent cracking or chipping.
With various new-age technologies, cutting tools and 3D mapping, our experienced team of skilled stonemasons and installers can mould marble into many different types of items. It can be shaped to form customized countertops, sinks, tables, bathtubs, stairs, flooring and other types of interior and exterior applications.