A noble natural stone

No other type of stone has culturally shaped the history of mankind more clearly than this natural stone. For thousands of years, mankind has been fascinated by its unmistakable grain, which is created by the irregularity and frequency of the calcite veins, making each stone unique. Marble is created very slowly by the transformation of limestone, dolomites and other carbonate-rich rocks. The slow and ductile deformation under enormous pressure and high temperature contributes to the hardness of marble. Marble belongs to the family of soft rocks.

For our products we use the following types of marble:

Carrara Marble | stands for highest quality

Probably the largest deposit of marble in the world is located in the Tuscany region of Italy. The marble varieties from this region are called Carrara marble. This marble stands for the highest quality and is available in a variety of over 50 types. We use Carrara marble for our marble plates BATLER and the plates made of marble NOOK, as well as the marble butter dish BADI.

Nero Marquina | black elegance in natural beauty

Nero Marquina is a black limestone with white veining or texture. A combination of calcium carbonate and calcium-laden components have developed over thousands of years into a hard natural stone that can house fossils or shells inside. The unusual black coloration of Nero Marquina is due to natural accumulations of bitumen.

Ebano Marble | noble and modern

Ebano marble is a first class material and has its origin in Spain. Due to its noble modern brown color with slightly beige-rose inclusions it fits into every modern ambience and can be combined very well with all wood designs.

Macarel white | the white gold of Almeria

This minimalist white natural stone comes from the Almeria region and is characterized by the purity of its white color and its delicate texture. It consists mainly of calcite, although it also contains other components such as quartz or muscovite. White Macarel is a kind of compact and medium-grained natural rock in which some greyish veins can appear, although its white color is usually homogeneous.  A guarantee of quality, strength and beauty.

Marble - what makes it so expensive

The prices of marble are as different as the cost of a bottle of red wine.
There are a number of reasons for the price differences of marble.
- Its formation is a protracted natural phenomenon and its extraction is still very laborious today, which is why marble is traded as an exclusive and therefore more expensive than other natural stones.
- The hardness of the material plays just as much a role as the quality of quarrying and processing. As a natural product, not every type has the same properties in terms of appearance, character and material quality.
- Moreover, many marbles are only available in limited quantities, which also influences the value of exclusive and high-quality materials.

Marble - why does it always feel cold

Just like wood or plastic, marble takes on room temperature and thus has the same temperature as the other materials. However, when we touch an object made of wood, it appears much warmer than a marble slab. This phenomenon is caused by the different thermal conductivity of the materials.

If we touch an object that is colder than our skin, our heat is transferred to this object. Wood is a poor conductor of heat and when we touch it with our hand, the area directly under our hand heats up. However, in marble the heat is immediately dissipated and distributed, so the area under our hand cannot heat up. It withdraws even more heat from our skin and therefore appears much cooler than other materials.

Marble surfaces

A rough distinction for marble, which also has consequences for later handling (sensitivity, cleaning & care) is the surface treatment:
Marble is polished, whereby the stone is grinded with a grain size of up to 3000, the marble surface is gradually polished finer and finer, creating a silky shimmering shine. Marble rough leaves the surface usually matt and has coarse pores.

Marble - Cleaning and Care

Clean the marble stone with a damp cloth, preferably chamois leather, in gentle, circular movements to avoid scratching the stone. Then wipe the marble dry with another soft cloth.
Never clean marble with acid, as this will make the surface dull, possibly discoloring or even making holes. Suitable as a cleaning agent:
- lukewarm water mixed with mild dishwashing detergent
- Marble cleaner
- light soap
- Corn starch against grease stains

If you are unsure about the choice of your cleaning agent, try it beforehand on an invisible part of the marble. Do not use agents that are strongly alkaline, contain acids or oils. Also avoid household products such as lemon and wax, as these also cause stains.

Marble - removing scratches from surfaces

If small scratches have formed on the marble surface, it is sufficient to rub the scratch with a wet cloth and a little dishwashing detergent with gentle movements. If the scratch is no longer visible, the marble can be carefully wiped dry and then polished a little.
If the scratch is a little stronger, fine-grained sandpaper for natural stone can be used, whereby here very carefully from coarser grain to ever finer grain in no steps must be worked. Afterwards this area can be polished with marble polish to match the rest of the surface.