Taking its cue from the statues and monuments of Ancient Greece, the trend for using marble in interiors is making a grand impression. This eye-catching and timeless natural stone can be used on many areas including countertops and sinks as well as floor and wall tiles. We are attracted to the natural colour and variability of the veining, but it’s important to know that marble is softer and more porous than granite and is more prone to scratching and staining. Honed marble is a more kitchen-friendly option than polished, particularly for countertops, as it’s more scratch-resistant and feels smooth to touch.

 

 

 

Shown from top to bottom and left to right: Island unit in Marmara marble, from £30,000, Mowlem & Co; Nantucket polished marble, from £80 per sq.m, Fired Earth; Black marble wall clock by Norm Architects for Menu, £219, Houseology; Chamber vessel lights in Carrara marble, from £840 for the small size, Lee Broom

Article by: EKBB