Often because of the steep price, many people shy away from using marble in their constructions projects. Although marble might not be your first choice, it comes with several benefits that help outweigh its costs. Here are a few things about marble to consider.
Heat and Fire Resistance
Because marble is a natural fusion of high-strength carbonate rocks, it is virtually impermeable to heat. Marble will maintain a consistent temperature even on a hot day, and you won’t have to worry about burning yourself if you touch it. Likewise, marble is highly effective against fire, enough to be one of the most popular materials for fireplaces. In the event of a house fire, having marble can even protect parts of your house from damage.
Another benefit of marble is that, with the right care, it can last for decades. Think of some of the famous historical monuments in Italy, from the Roman Colosseum to the leaning tower of Pisa. Those are all marble structures that have lasted for centuries to be the inspiration for monuments and buildings in our nation’s capital.
Marble comes in a near-endless variety of beautiful colors, and it’s signature “marbled” pattern has been the namesake of everything from rare animal species to cakes. But marble isn’t just versatile in its looks. You can find a use for marble in any part of your house. There are very few other materials that work equally well as flooring, countertops, fireplaces, windows, tables, and structural walls.
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