How is a marble sculpture created

Marble - noble natural stone

From the worktop to the window sill - its unique texture makes marble a noble material for interior design. Marble also decorates the terrace or balcony outside as a floor.
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Properties of marble
Advantages of marble
Disadvantages of marble
Small stone lexicon
Interview with Dr. Patric Draenert from Draenert

Marble is created through the lengthy transformation of various minerals in the earth's interior. If the minerals are exposed to great heat and pressure, marbles are formed. Marble was coveted as early as the seventh century BC and was laboriously mined by hand. Countless works of art and monuments such as the Acropolis were made of marble. In addition, marble was used over the centuries in the interior construction of the houses and properties of the upper class. Today floor and stair coverings, kitchen countertops or unusual washbasins or decorative objects are made from marble.

Properties of marble

What exactly is meant by marble depends on the country in question and the legal requirements. In Germany, a distinction is made between limestone that can be polished, such as the so-called Jura marble, and real marble, which must consist of at least 50 percent calcite, dolomite or aragonite in order to earn the title marble. Due to the different composition of the raw materials, each type of marble has specific properties and an individual decor.

Marble has a wide range of colors that includes almost every nuance, shade and color combination. The crystalline nature of the different types of marble gives it its shine. In Central Europe, marble is mainly used for the design of interiors. Due to the frost resistance of many types of marble, it is also suitable for outdoors.