Understanding the Diversity and Exquisite Beauty of Marble

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From the stunning columns of the Parthenon to the magnificent flooring of the Basilica of Saint Paul, Marble has been used in architectural masterpieces throughout history. Because of its strength, beauty, and durability, it is a great choice for designing and decorating your home. Marble is an exquisite metamorphic rock that can be found in a variety of colors and types and is categorized by a distinct marble classification system founded in 1963.

Soundness Classification and Why It Matters

Marble is classified into groups A, B, C and D. According to The Marble Institute of America, Group A features uniform working qualities that don’t require patching or filling. Group B marble is similar to A, but has some imperfections. While the most colorful stones are found in Group C, these tend to have more structural flaws. The right Marble fabricator, however, can keep this type of Marble strong and usable for many projects. This group is normally reinforced before being used for architectural purposes. Group D Marble contains the largest amount of natural faults, but is also the most unique as no two slabs are the same.

It’s important to understand the different types of classification when choosing Marble for various projects. Both groups A and B Marble are suitable for interior and exterior design. While Group C consists of the largest and most colorful Marble, it is normally recommended only for interior use. Remember, when choosing a Marble slab for your next project, you should always see the entire slab.

Marble is divided into subcategories based primarily on the color of the stone and where it was formed. There are over a dozen different subcategories. A few include Sienna Marble, which is primarily yellowish in color and is found in Tuscany, while Creole Marble is white and bluish and comes from Pickens County, Georgia. Gizmodo features a breathtaking video of Marble being quarried from the side of a mountain in Italy.

Marble in Your Next Design

Marble is naturally elegant, known for its versatility and can last for generations. When designing a home or any type of structure, there are many ways that you can implement Marble into the design. Marble can be used to create luxurious bathrooms, elegant flooring, and breathtaking fireplaces. Even walls and entranceways can be designed with Marble.

If you’re designing a new home or simply remodeling a room, Marble can add an immense amount of style and elegance to your decor. Marble would be a beautiful addition to many of the homes in the Westchester and Fairfield area. Make sure to find a company that uses the finest Marble from quality sources. 

For over 110 years Fordham Marble has established itself as the source for your projects. Whether the client is an architect, designer, builder or homeowner; Fordham Marble’s expertise in importing, fabricating and installing will create a finished project with everlasting value. Explore how we turn natural stone into beautiful pieces in your home.