Marble has long been used in the construction of buildings in Rome, Greece and other parts of the world. Marble is a type of metamorphic limestone with colorful minerals. Calcite is the main mineral that makes marble crystallize and thicken during the metamorphic process. When limestone is exposed to high pressure and heat, it transforms and marble is formed.
This type of stone is found both uniformly and with veins of various colors. The streaks seen in marble are due to impurities that were present in the early limestone. The color variety of limestone is due to the presence of materials such as iron oxide, silica, mica, serpentine, graphite and calcareous materials in its structure.
Features of marble
The specific weight of marble is 2560 kg / m3 and in terms of compressive strength and reliability is higher than travertine and lower than granite. There is a possibility of scratches on the surface of marble and this point should be determined in determining the place of use Note that this stone is also vulnerable to acid, despite its reliability against moisture, if this stone is exposed for a long time, it will change and erode.
Due to these cases, its use in areas and spaces that are constantly exposed to moisture and atmospheric factors; Except with special considerations of storage and optimal physical condition of the stone used is not recommended.
Types of marble
Marble Although most people confuse this type of stone with its marble family; But there is no similarity between marble and marble, and marble is obtained by changing travertine; But not marble. There are different types of travertine, travertine, marble and marble in Iran.
There are different types of marbles such as: Khoyeh marble, Harsineh marble, Dehbideh marble, Kashmar marble, Bastam marble, Mahkam marble, Cappuccino marble, Sabzvar marble, Abadeh marble, Samir marble in Iran. These days, marble, with its glazed appeal, can sometimes not be separated from resinous terrarot.
The beauty of marble
Marble is found with colors not found in other natural stones. Due to the strength and durability of this type of stone and its unique beauty, architects and interior designers use this type of stone to make their executive designs look more luxurious. It has become a popular and expensive stone for use in buildings. Marble gives splendor to home decoration and is worth investing in the interior design of the building due to its high strength and attractiveness.
Application of marble
Some marbles have a very high water absorption due to their calcareous nature. For this reason, they should not be used in places where there is a lot of runoff, such as bathrooms, toilets, kitchens and bathrooms. This stone is not against natural factors such as rain, cold and heat and weathering, such as travertine, and is weaker. Therefore, marble stones can be crushed if used in places that are subject to shrinkage and expansion.
The difference between marble and marble; Marble is a type of sedimentary limestone, while marble is a type of limestone resulting from metamorphism.