Whenever we enter a house, building or store, we will see aesthetic crystalline stones and we know at once that it is “marble”. So, we wondered what is marble.
In the following lines, we will try to identify this stone, which is almost not without building, whether old or new, and at first we must know that there are two types of marble, natural and industrial, what are they and what is the difference between them in terms of the characteristics of each type and its suitability for our different uses
It is a transformed limestone rock that originated in the ground due to stress factors for long periods. Italy is the most famous in producing this type of marble, then Turkey and Spain. As for the Arab world, the Sultanate of Oman is the most famous.
Natural marble is used in works of artistic sculpture and in construction, especially floors and decorative works in general, whether internal or external decorations for villas, palaces, etc.
The natural marble is characterized by strength and durability, and is by its nature a heat insulator, and if it is polished it is a good lampshade, and it is easy to clean, therefore it is usually used in the external facades of buildings.
It is a chemical mixture that includes materials such as polyester and oxide and may be added to it (lime) and white sand to reduce the cost, and is produced by many countries, including China, and the mixture is poured into molds according to the required shapes such as decorations, bathrooms, and marble kitchens, and the advantages of artificial marble are easy to form, It absorbs moisture and is Flame resistant, and because it is easy to break, it can be easily repaired
And now we will ask immediately, is natural marble better or manufactured marble, and in fact, which one meets our needs is the best.