If you have been longing for a nice feature to bring warmth and style to your home, or you are looking to update your existing fireplace, you will need masonry materials for the job. Having a functioning and beautiful fireplace is a must for the winter, and you have several options for the types of materials you want to make it happen. Here are some of the choices you have for masonry materials for your fireplace.(more…)
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Both marble and limestone are excellent materials for many masonry construction projects. And although they might sound like interchangeable terms, there are several important distinctions between them. Here are some of the key differences between marble and limestone.
Marble surfaces provide a unique look – elegant and sophisticated. It is often seen as a status symbol in homes. Though a big investment, marble provides a timeless look to a home and has its advantages, being a long term durable substance that it will withstand the test of time as well as adding potential re-sale value to your home. The only real drawback to marble is its susceptibility to potential stains and grazing. So now that you’ve made the investment, you must uphold your purchase, or let it be made in vain. Marble is commonly used in business furnishings as well. (more…)
For centuries, limestone and marble have been used to create man-made monuments and structures. The Great Pyramid of Giza was one of the first architectural marvels crafted with limestone. So what exactly is the difference between limestone and marble? Here’s a look into what makes these stones so unique. (more…)
Stone is one of the most enduring construction materials, and has throughout history been a lasting testament to architecture. Marble and limestone, valued for their versatility and beauty, are two of the most common materials used in historic structures. But despite their tenacity, even marble and limestone will suffer from wear over time. Pollution and urbanization are contributing to stone deterioration faster than ever before.
Using marble in a construction project can stretch a few budgets, but the benefits outweigh the initial price tag and provide a solid return on your investment.
If you’re about to embark on a new construction project, let’s take a look at the many benefits of using marble as your main resource.
Some construction materials have a hard time dealing with the heat. The sun’s rays can actually start to wear down certain materials, and you also may have to deal with the material being hot to the touch on especially blistering days. When marble is used in a project, however, it’s beneficial because it offers uniformity in the temperature levels throughout a home, building or other structure. In the summer, marble allows for a naturally cooler temperature than structures not made from marble. (more…)
Marble is a beautiful material to use for outdoor projects of any kind. Marble can evoke a particularly classy feeling for those who see it standing outside of their establishment. There are plenty of reasons to love it, but is it always the best choice for your structure? We’ve got the rundown on marble this week and we’re going to tell you some common issues with its upkeep. Let’s take a look. (more…)