Marble: types, applications, colors and prices

Are you looking for information about Marble? We tell you its history, colors, types, environments and prices by application of this natural stone that is a masterpiece of nature.

What is marble and what is it made of?

Marble is a metamorphic rock that is created as a result of the metamorphosis of a combination of rocks under intense pressure and temperatures. These rocks include calcite, limestone, dolomite, and serpentine.

What is marble made of? What is it made of? The main component of marble is calcium carbonate and it contains acid oxide. The formation of marble is due to the high pressures and temperatures in carbonate rocks, which for a long time undergo a process of "recrystallization" of all its minerals that form it and where all its sediments and impurities are transformed into crystals that with a treatment of polished give the marble its final appearance.

Where is the marble found and where is it from

Marble can usually be found in open-air quarries or in caves, it can be found both at ground level and at a great depth, so its extraction is a complex and very expensive process.

Marble can be found all over the world, but the four countries where it is most frequent are Italy, India, China and Spain, especially in the part of Almería (Olula, Macael ...) and in Caravaca, where our factory is located, a large number of marble quarries are also concentrated. The most prestigious famous white marble comes from Carrara, Italy. This marble was used by Michelangelo, Canova and Donatello for their sculptures.

What is marble for and why are marble surfaces so popular?

Marble, in construction, is a material that serves as a constructive and decorative element given its exceptional characteristics and properties . One of the main reasons that homeowners choose marble for their countertops and floors is the elegant beauty it imparts to the home. You can decorate the dullest looking bathroom, kitchen or walkway with its wide variety of colored marble patterns. With proper care, marble has good longevity and can be used in different parts of the home to add a sophisticated and elegant look.

Types, Tonalities and Colors of Marble

Marble is a natural stone, therefore it is impossible to find two floors or two countertops that are the same, since each one has a unique touch. The types and colors of marble are very varied and wide, with an infinity of shades, that is why we have collected the most representative and attractive colors and types of this fabulous natural stone.

Of all the types and colors of the The most popular marble are cream marble, red, black, white, green, brown and yellow . Of course there are many more varieties of marble tones and colors, but these are the most common in the construction and decoration sector in the world.

Marble Applications

Floors, pavements, skirting boards, shelves, walls, countertops, sinks, shower feet, bathtubs, stairs, tables, facades or exterior floors for swimming pools and gardens are some of the applications where a natural stone such as marble stands out in splendor, giving as The result of environments of unequaled elegance. The extensive catalog of natural products, surfaces and applications of allows you to design unique and incredible spaces and configurations.

Marble from our factory to your home

In Tienda del Marmol you can buy all the natural marble you need without intermediaries, from our Caravaca factory in Murcia directly to your home at unbeatable prices that only one manufacturer can offer you.

We have a high production and stock of all marble applications, which allows us to have very short delivery times and anywhere in the world. Do you have an idea? Do you need marble? get in touch with us wherever you are.

We ship marble anywhere in the world

We ship all our marble and other natural stone products to any part of the world with special packaging for proper transportation. You can order our formats for professionals for subsequent application by workshops, stonemasons and other professionals.

Shipping costs are based on the order, so during the purchase process you will be informed about them. We also put at your disposal a large number of forms and types of payment.

Types of Marble Finishing / Treatments

The finishes are the treatments that are applied to marble and give it an aesthetic touch of great beauty, which allows each client's own personality to be impregnated. The finishes, in addition, cover the own needs that habitability requires and demands. There are specific treatments that can be applied to the surface of the marble and others that are only applicable to the edges.

Treatments that are applied to the surface of marble

There are basically 8 types of finish applicable to the surface of marble. Each of them provides specific characteristics, not only aesthetic but operational. Depending on various factors and especially on the use that is going to you, one finish may be better than another.

Bush hammered

Bush hammered marble

The so-called "bush hammered" finish of marble is achieved by hitting the surface of the marble with a hammer or also called bush hammer, achieving a uniform and rough appearance. The bush hammered finish is recommended for outdoor marble.

A coarser or finer finish can be achieved by adjusting the size and number of bushing tips, as well as the striking force. The holes will be between 1 and 3 mm deep.


Marble Honed

This finish gives the marble a smooth, matte surface. Just as the polished finish has a crystalline shine, the honed finish has a shine although it gives us a very smooth texture.

More and more customers are choosing the honed finish because of the possibilities it offers.

How to obtain the honed marble

The type of honed finish on marble is achieved with rotating wheels on its surface that "scorch" it, presenting different granulometries depending on the goal to be achieved.

Main uses of the honed finish of Marble

  • Interiors, it can be used on floors and wall cladding
  • Outdoors mainly on facades

Sandblasted Marble

The sandblasted finish gives the marble a slight grainy relief, which results in a base with a very fine dotted pattern that is not smooth, but uniform in its texture. The sandblasting of marble is obtained by exposing the surface to a jet of silica sand, causing a soft abrasion.

Main uses of sandblasted marble

  • Outdoors, especially floors and facades
  • Indoors it is not usually used for its rough texture


Raw Marble

The finish of raw, sawn or cut marble is achieved by sawing the piece of marble with diamond discs or strips. The result is a rough, scratchy and dull marble.

Uses of raw marble

  • Exterior floors and paving, due to its grip capacity
  • Interior floors for polishing "in situ", it is the ideal to achieve the best result


Aged Marble

The aged marble finish seeks to transmit the passage of time and allows us to achieve a classic atmosphere. To achieve this finish, different types of discs and brushes are used that make it smooth, old and worn at the same time, but also rough.

Uses of Aged marble

  • Mainly in interior marble floors, paving, cladding and cladding


Marble Polish

With the polished finish on the marble, a smooth and very shiny surface is achieved, with little or no porosity that highlights the texture of the marble to the maximum splendor.

Uses of polished marble

  • Mainly in interior marble floors and cladding
  • Kitchen countertops, although there are other more appropriate stones< /li>
  • It is ruled out for outdoor use and pool areas because it is very slippery when wet.


Ground marble

The ground marble, quite simply, is a dull marble to prevent it from slipping, which is why it is widely used on outdoor floors.

Grinding is achieved with fewer passes than for honing, that is, a puttying process is passed (covering the pores and fissures with the marble-colored putty) and it is treated in the polisher with a single pass to smooth a little and Go over the remains of the putty from the pores and fissures.

With the grinding, the cut marks that have remained from the rough phase and the finish of the marble are eliminated, being matte although with less pores and rusticity. To obtain ground marble, a 60 granulometry carborundum wheel is used.

Uses of ground marble

  • Ground marble is used mainly on exterior floors and facades

Uses of ground marble

  • Ground marble is mainly used outdoors


Scarfiled Marble

The scarfilado gives the marble a rustic appearance, discovering reliefs and irregularities that give it a unique touch. Its appearance is very similar to that of a split fragment with a natural cut but with more reliefs. It is being used not only in rustic settings but also in the most avant-garde spaces.

This aspect is achieved by striking with chisels and traditional tools on the marble that gives off splinters.

Uses of scarfiled marble

  • Grinded marble is mainly used in interior and exterior facades and marble cladding


Flamed Marble

The flamed finish is achieved by means of a thermal lance or direct flame that changes its properties, causing undulations and roughness, giving the marble a rough and natural touch. This process makes the marble slip resistant.

Uses of flamed marble

  • Due to its non-slip properties, it is used in floors and outdoor coverings.

The treatments applied to the edges of a piece of marble

There is a wide variety of finishes that can be applied to the edges of the marble. Remember that we can make any type of finish you need, although the most common are:

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What is the price of marble? How is the marble subway?

Marble prices vary depending on many factors such as the type of marble, color, application, finish or the treatment it receives. The price of marble per m2 is also affected by factors such as cutting measurements or the number of pieces to be cut. What is the price of the square meter of marble? as it is not a general price, we bring you a table of the prices per m2 of the different types of marble and in the different surface finishes that can be applied. You can obtain more details of prices by entering each of the types of marble that we bring you.

Tipo de Mármol Polish Rawn Honed Aged Sandblasted Bushhamered
Macael Yellow
(Losas de 30x30x2 cm)
Emperador Chirivel
(Losas de 30x30x2 cm)
Beig Serpiente
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Ibiza White
(Losas de 61X30.5X1 cm)
Macael White
(Losas de 30x30x2 cm)
Altea cream
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Levante Elvira Cream
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Cream Loja
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Pearl Serpent Cream
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Daino Reale
(Losas de 60x30x1.5 cm)
Light Emperador
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Cenia Ulldecona
(Losas de 30x30x2 cm)
Ivory Cream Coto
(Losas de 30x30x2 cm)
Classic Ivory Cream
(Losas de 30x30x2 cm)
Imperial Brown
(Losas de 30x30x2 cm)
Marquina Black
(Losas de 30x30x2 cm)
Red Brechado
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Coralito-Quipar Red
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Alicante Red
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Pink Chirivel
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Pink Zarci
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Saint vincent
(Losas de 30x30x2 cm)
(Losas de 60x30x1.5 cm)
Sierra Elvira
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Indian Green
(Losas de 30.5x.30.5x1 cm)
Nice Cream
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Coral Cream
(Losas de 60x30x2 cm)
Carrara White
(Losas de 60x30x1 cm)
Macael Gray
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Cehegin Red
(Losas de 30x30x2 cm)
Quipar gray
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Cehegin Gray
(Losas de 40x30x2 cm)
Pink Levante
(Losas de 30x30x2 cm)
Calacatta Gold
(Losas de 60x60x2 cm)
White Venato Calacatta
(Losas de 60x30x1 cm)
Portuguese Rose
(Losas de 60x30x1 cm)
Perlino Pink
(Losas de 60x60x2 cm)
Saint Laurent
(Losas de 60x60x2 cm)
Portoro Black Gold
(Losas de 60x60x2 cm)
Calacatta Estatuario
(Losas de 60x30x2 cm)

(Losas de cm)

In what type of applications and uses is Marble recommended?

Marble is a natural stone with impressive qualities and characteristics that make it the best possible material in many situations and applications, but not so much for others. We have prepared an informative table for you so that you can see the strengths and weaknesses of material such as marble.

The marble in your kitchen

Is it advisable to use marble for your kitchen? Yes, here we detail you by application.

Application / Use Is it recommended?

The marble in your bathroom

Is the use of marble recommended in your bathroom?

Application / Use Is it recommended?

Marble inside your home

Marble is an optimal material for any interior application. We detail its main applications

Application / Use Is it recommended?

The marble in your exteriors

Marble is recommended for your exteriors but with nuances, we tell you about them.

Application / Use Is it recommended?

Marble on your patio and terrace

Is marble recommended for your patio or terrace?

Application / Use Is it recommended?

Marble in your pool, garden or garage

Is marble the optimal natural stone to put in my garden or pool?

Application / Use Is it recommended?

Advantages of Marble in Interior Design and Architecture

  • Marble is resistant to fire and high temperatures.
  • Marble is a unique natural stone: it is a material where nature itself has been in charge of forming it over the centuries, therefore no two pieces are completely alike and therein lies one of its charms. Each grain is different and each piece is unique.
  • Immense variety both in color and texture, that is why it is so widely used when creating or designing architecture and interior design projects.
  • Withstands shocks very well and does not produce dents
  • It has a natural beauty that makes it optimal in architecture and interior design projects. With the polished finish we get a mirror effect that maintains its appearance as the first day.

Disadvantages of marble in your home

  • It is a porous natural stone, so it is susceptible to stubborn stains that can be solved with treatments to close those pores and make it more waterproof.
  • Low resistance to abrasion and can be scratched with some ease
  • Although its life is very long, it requires certain care to keep it impeccable
  • Acid-based products, such as bleach, can easily stain marble.
  • It is priced higher compared to other natural stone options

Frequently asked questions from our clients about marble

These are the most frequent doubts of our clients about marble in the help and contact channels. I hope they help you to solve your questions, but if not, contact us through one of our ways and we will give you a quick, free and no-obligation response.

Yes. Marble worktops not only look great but are durable too. Naturally cool to the touch and resistant to heat, they make a favourable choice for those who like spending time cooking and being creative in the kitchen, as catching the surface with a hot pan or dish won’t burn or melt the stone. That said, we would never recommend placing a piping hot pan directly on any surface – be it marble, granite, or quartz – as you run the risk or discolouration and damage over time.
Marble is a porous stone, which does mean that if spills are left unattended, it can absorb stains. Liquids like red wine and oil are the usual kitchen culprits but all that is needed is a little care and, as long as you remember to wipe a stain up when you see it, your marble will stay looking as good as new. In fact, provided your work surface is professionally sealed when it is first installed, and regularly maintained, there’s no reason why you can’t gain a lifetime of enjoyment from marble worktops.
This depends on many factors and, unfortunately, there is no easy answer! The price comes down to a number of factors, including what brand it is and, in the case of marble and granite, where it comes from. Thickness is obviously a factor, and a lower price can be achieved by offering finer cuts of marble or granite. In summary, as a rule granite is more expensive than marble, but there are cheaper granites than some marbles and there are more expensive marbles than some granites.

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