A marble staircase certainly makes a grand entrance in your home or business. Marble is inherently luxurious and will make your guests feel like they are about to step into a royal palace.
Marble is a great choice for those looking to brighten up their dark stairwells. This stone is bright and inviting with unique veining that will add charm and elegance to any atmosphere.
Mohs Hardness Scale is used to determine how strong and durable various natural stones are. Diamonds, for example, come in at 10 being the hardest material, while marble (or calcite) comes in at a 3 or 4. Considering this, is there any reason to hesitate?
So, is there any reason why you wouldn’t want to use marble for stairways? There are certainly things to consider. Here is the best marble to use for stairways and how to ensure your stone remains durable in high traffic areas.
Aside from its aesthetic appeal, marble is a versatile stone that can be used nearly everywhere in the home, business, or office. You can use marble for kitchen counters, floors, showers, backsplashes, fireplace surrounds and of course, staircases. But, is it wise to use such a high-maintenance stone in a high-traffic area like a staircase?
It is natural for marble to age over time and change appearance, but you can slow down this aging process by taking good care of your stone. If you are using marble for a stairway you must be committed to keeping up with the maintenance. Because marble is porous, you must be quick to clean up any spills so that it does not stain the stone. Keep acidic liquids away from marble to avoid any etching. Sealing or polishing marble after installation can also help protect it from the elements.
Is one form of marble better or stronger than another? Besides the color and veining, there is very little difference from one marble to the next when it comes to durability. If you are worried about etching, choose darker marbles such as Marmol’s Obsidian marble. While these slabs will likely not be more resistant to etching than, say, Carrara marble, the dark tones will hide them better.If you are consistent with your cleaning and keep a healthy view that marble will have an organic, ever-changing appearance you’ll be good as gold.
Marble is an excellent choice to bring out the best in any stairwell. If you are consistent with your cleaning and keep a healthy view that marble will have an organic, ever-changing appearance you’ll be good as gold. Have some decor ideas of your own? Share with us @marmolexportusa.
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