Marbles are the number one stone in the present world. But how many of us know its history, origin and other extremely interesting facts. Let us introduce you to your favourite stones’ background and help you get acquainted with it better.
Discovering the history of the massive marble
Firstly, let us understand what marble is? Marble is actually metamorphosed limestone and therefore occurs only at places where there was a sea bed once. The term “marble” is derived from the Greek word “marmaros” which means a “snow white and spotless stone”.
It has been used for architectural purposes since thousands of years. It dates back to the ancient mesopotamian and egyptian cultures. As they can bear an immense amount of weight, they have been used in monolithic columns as well as supporting magnificent structures in private, religious and public buildings.
A few of the finest examples of the use of marbles is in some of the truly awe inspiring structures or buildings of the world. They are the breathtaking walls of the Palace of Versailles, the rich red floor of the basilica of Saint Paul, the wonderfully designed and created nave of the Salisbury Cathedral of England, the stunning Taj Mahal in India, etc. The first building that was created using marble alone was constructed during the sixth century and was named the Athenian Treasury. Another building, Parthenon was also erected during the same period and which stands tall even to this day as a fine example of the resilience and strength of the world’s super luxurious and beautiful building material.
In earlier times, most of the countries imported marble from Greece to build their national monuments. Their glistening and shining white marble was widely popular and was even considered as a treasure.
But soon colored marble also became widely appreciated and used for it had a wonderful texture, crystalline surface, grain and remarkable aesthetic properties.
CORPOREAL ESTABLISHMENT OF MARBLES
The metamorphism of an extremely pure dolomite protolithic leads to the creation of white marble. The reason colored marbles have various swirls and characteristic patterns in it is due to the mineral impurities of sand, silt, clay, iron oxide etc.
THE CONTRIBUTION OF ELITE STONE INDIA TO THE MARBLE INDUSTRY
Over the years, ELITE STONE INDIA has played a vital role in the excavation and development of exceptional quality marble. It has exported tons of good quality marble to its clients spread across the country and the world which has eventually led to a satisfied consumer experience. There is absolutely no compromise on the quality of the marble and each one is unique in its pattern, design and structure.
Therefore, it is wise to conclude that marble is a one of a kind stone that makes our buildings and structures elegant, timeless and truly mesmerizing. The fact that it can be used for a variety of purposes makes it multi-functional and a symbol of refined taste.