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The Use of Marble

Marble originally refers to the white limestone with black patterns produced in Dali, Yunnan Province. The section can form a natural ink landscape painting. In ancient times, marble with formed patterns was often used to make painting screens or mosaics.

The marble is very beautiful when polished. It is mainly used for processing into various shapes and plates, as the walls, floors, platforms and columns of buildings, and is also commonly used in monumental buildings such as monuments, towers, statues, etc. Marble can also be carved into arts and crafts, stationery, lamps, utensils and other practical works of art.

The main color of this stone is multicolor, and the subjective attribute is pattern. It has high compressive strength and good physical and chemical properties. It is easy to process. important role in people’s lives. Especially in the past ten years, large-scale mining, industrial processing, and international trade have made decorative panels enter the building decoration industry in large quantities, not only for luxurious public buildings, but also for home decoration. It is also widely used in the manufacture of exquisite utensils, such as furniture, lamps, smoking sets and art sculptures. Marble is a luxurious and beautiful decorative material. The color of the stone is natural and has a natural texture.

Even the plates cut from the same stone have a little difference in texture, which constitutes the gorgeous color of the natural stone. Because of this, marble is the best material for individual and luxurious decoration.

The uses of marble: Hotel decoration, Home decoration, Kitchen/Living countertop, Floor, Toilet wall & floor, Wash sink, Windowsill, TV background wall, skirting, etc.

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In recent years, with the support of government policies, China’s urbanization process has continued to accelerate, coupled with the vigorous construction of infrastructure construction and construction projects in different regions of China, the demand for Chinese standard stone has increased year by year, and the market size of China’s standard stone industry in 2019 reached 12716 billion.

As one of the important categories of standard stone, the marble industry has also grown steadily in the past few years. In 2019, marble accounted for 33% of the total market size of standard stone. Marble demand is expected to climb further as construction demand and demand from downstream industries such as infrastructure and landscaping continue to rise.

With the development of the national economy, the improvement of residents’ living standards and the gradual increase of the urbanization rate, the marble industry has developed rapidly driven by infrastructure construction and the real estate industry. Therefore, the market demand for marble products is strong, which promotes the vigorous development of the marble mining and processing industry.

Calculated by revenue, the market size of China’s marble industry reached 414.9 billion yuan in 2019. Benefiting from the wide application of marble products in many fields, such as architectural decoration, artworks and infrastructure and landscaping, residents’ demand for marble products is increasing. In addition, the processing technology of marble products has improved significantly in recent years, which will help further promote the supply and application of marble products in China.

I. Where is marble used in home decoration?

Hotel decoration

Hotel decoration is often decorated with marble, what are the reasons?

  • Marble hardness is relatively strong, durable, and easy to clean.
  • The marble decoration is relatively shiny, the texture is also very natural, the permeability is very good, and the price is expensive. It is suitable for villas and mansions.
  • The texture of marbleis soft, beautiful and solemn, with elegant style and various colors. It is an ideal material for decorating luxury buildings and a traditional material for artistic carving.
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White Marble Reception Desk in Hotel

Home decoration

Natural marble is the easiest place to enhance and show the decorative effect and taste in interior decoration. Words cannot describe and explain the beauty and uniqueness of each side of natural marble. Therefore, more and more people nowadays choose marble to decorate their homes under the decoration trend of pursuing high-end, gorgeous and extravagant quality of life. This trend is more reflected in high-end decoration.

1. Background Wall

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Decorative Marble Background Wall

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Marble TV Background Wall

Why do you choose a marble background wall for home improvement? Today, let’s talk about the five advantages of natural marble. After reading it, do you still have a reason not to choose a marble background wall?

Natural Beauty

The natural pattern cannot be copied, and the natural luster presents a natural luster. It has high plasticity and can be processed into any shape. The long geological diagenesis process has created different patterns of marble. These patterns change and cannot be copied. From the perspective of color, natural Marble is rich in color, with white, black, beige, green, pink, red and other colors and luster, and is naturally soft, not rigid, and has a very good fusion; And showing different textures, warm, hard, well-defined or flat like a mirror, it is admirable!

Durable

Natural marble has unparalleled economic value compared to other man-made building materials. As the product of hundreds of millions of years of geological evolution, marble can have a service life of hundreds of years. Many architectural relics made of natural marble in history have a history of thousands of years, such as the Greek temples and the ancient Roman Colosseum, which have a history of more than 2,000 years. The two characteristics of refurbishment and repair make marble more durable and more beautiful, which is not found in any other related building materials.

Classic Timeless

Natural marble makes beauty eternal with its uniqueness and rarity. There are many imitation marble tile products on the market, but this product, which can be produced in unlimited quantities, is completely incomparable to the unique properties of marble. Rare and expensive is the best guarantee to reflect the eternal value of natural marble. Natural marble is the result of the forces of nature, and it is impossible for any artificial environment to truly replicate and imitate, and it will never be surpassed. Therefore, the beauty of natural marble is the most classic and the most timeless.

2. Countertop

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White Marble Dining Table Countertop

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White Marble Kitchen Countertop

Beautiful & High-grade

The marble surface is bright and smooth, and it has gorgeous colors, rich tones, and unique key patterns. It is the charm of the precious and high-grade marble slabs, and also gives it a good decorative effect.

When applied to home decoration, it can make the interior more fashionable, high-end and gorgeous, and when applied to the countertop, it can help create a dignified and atmospheric dining atmosphere.

Not deformed

Marble countertops are heat-resistant and have stable physical properties, which can ensure long-term non-deformation.

Easy to clean

The marble countertop is usually very simple to clean and maintain. It can be wiped with a damp rag, and the marble is not easily stained with dust, which is even more popular.

3. Floor

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Grey Marble Floor

Modern people choose marble as floor decoration because of the following advantages:

Beautiful

Perhaps the first thing that attracts you to marble floor tiles is its shape. Few building materials are as beautiful as marble. Marble comes in dozens of different varieties, with color choices ranging from black to pink to white, and even dark green with white textures. Marble can complement many different decor styles, from classic to ultra-modern.

Sturdiness

Marble is a very durable, hard stone. If you accidentally drop a ceramic dinner plate on the linoleum, the plate probably won’t break. However, if you drop a ceramic dinner plate on the marble floor, it will shatter into hundreds of pieces. The inherent solidity of marble is actually beneficial.

Long-lasting Durability

Marble has a lifespan beyond imagination and durability. Marble is one of the oldest building materials, especially favored by the Greeks and Romans. Their special marble pieces still exist today. If marble is properly installed in the right area, such as a floor that is not used frequently, you may never need to replace marble for the rest of your life.

4. Toilet wall & floor

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Marble Washbasin

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Bathroom Marble Wall

1. The marble floor has good anti-fouling performance, and the high temperature above 1200 ℃ is slow-burning to ensure that the marble tile has a dense structure, low water absorption and high anti-fouling performance.

2. The marble floor is resistant to acid and alkali. This is because the main component of the glaze on the surface of marble tilesis silicon dioxide. After high temperature firing, it forms a substance of andalusite, which can effectively resist acid and alkali.

3. The marble floor has high hardness and is more wear-resistant. The Mohs hardness of marble tiles can reach 5~6, which means that it is difficult to scratch the surface of marble tiles due to the friction of the shoes on weekdays, and it is difficult to form on the surface of marble tileseven with a knife scratches.
The flexural strength of the marble flooris high. Even if the marble tiles are laid diagonally and stepped on the surface of the tiles, they can still have a good bearing force, and the construction difficulty is greatly reduced.

4. The marble floor has good anti-skid performance, even if it is used in toilets and other public places, it also performs well.

The decoration methods introduced above are the more common marble decorations in our lives. In fact, marble has a wide range of uses in home decoration. The following is an inventory for you:

5. Marble door cover

10Marble door cover

Wooden door sets are the most common in home decoration, because they are very suitable for wooden doors, as well as aluminum alloy door sets, etc., and marble door sets are often seen on elevator doors. In fact, it can be used for door openings or passes. Marble is very tough and will not be easily damaged. It is more than enough to protect the entrance or door opening. In addition, the marble material has various colors and patterns, and the decorative effect is better.

6. Marble skirting

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Black Marble Skirting

Natural marble is attached with marble skirting under the wall, which is beneficial to protect the corner from damage.

7. Marble edge trim

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At the joint between the mirror cabinet and the wall, or the joint between the wall panel, you can cut a 10mm wide marble strip to close the edge, which is durable and beautiful.

8. Marble siding

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White Marble Background Wall in Bedroom

Marble has high appearance and durability, and the grade of marble siding is instantly improved.

II. How should we clear and maintain marble?

The use of marble has been introduced to you. While using it, we should also maintain marble. Next, I will tell you some methods.

1. Dust cleaning method

During the use of the marble floor, it is inevitable that some dust will accumulate on the ground, so it needs to be cleaned and cleaned regularly. The method is also very simple. Use a professional dust pusher and electrostatic dust collector for repeated cleaning, which can remove the dust hidden in the gap.

2. Yellowing treatment

Some marble floors will turn yellow after being used for a long time. Some people panic for a while and don’t know how to deal with them. In fact, it is very simple. As long as you use a decontamination cream for cleaning, you can restore the true color of the marble.

3. Stubborn stain cleaning

There are large areas or stubborn stains on the marble floors of some families. At this time, cleaning agents are needed. Nowadays, there are many marble-specific cleaning agents on the market, which can not only effectively remove the stubborn stains adsorbed on the marble surface, but also does not harm the marble surface.

4. Stain cleaning method

If the marble has some common stains, just wipe it off with a damp cloth. If you encounter some special stains, such as ink, oil stains, etc., you need to press the stain with a damp cloth first, wait until the stain is absorbed, and then wipe it with a dry towel.

5. Cleaning precautions

When cleaning marble, if you use detergent or decontamination cream, it is recommended to use neutral detergents, because acid and alkaline cleaning agents may cause damage to marble during use, it will not be worth the loss.

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