Marble worktops are great. They truly are one of the finest materials for the kitchen and bathroom surfaces in the home.
Often though, there are things we do that don’t get as much coverage as we’d like, such as certain products and services we offer that you might not know about. Other times we get surprised by how people understand and search for the materials we use and interact with them in ways other than through purchasing marble worktops.
With those things in mind we thought we’d take a look and see what other uses or occurrences we can find from UK Google-search trends, aside from marble worktops, when thinking about the world’s favourite architectural stone, Marble.
So without further ado, here’s a list of 12 things that aren’t Marble Worktops but are great anyway.
The marble fireplace has long been an established part of interior decor in upmarket homes and residences around the world, thanks to the beauty of its appearance and its ability to be carved into ornate shapes, producing beautiful architectural details.
Modern marble fireplaces are often columns or stud walls clad in marble slabs, with the advent of wall-mounted and slimline modern electric heaters that have become prevalent in homes throughout the UK.
Whether you’re looking for a simple or more ornate marble fireplace design, we can fabricate and fit fireplaces, fire hearths and feature wall cladding in marble, quartz, granite or porcelain to suit your project. Get in touch to discuss your marble fireplace today!
Marble table tops are a very popular way to use marble slabs in furniture and although not marble worktops, we do supply and fabricate marble table tops at MGD for people looking for that unique elegance that marble offers.
Marble dining table and marble coffee table frames or table legs can be combined with one of our gorgeous marble slabs (we can cut to size and polish the edges to your liking).
A marble table is a sophisticated, eye-catching statement piece in any room, whether it’s a large marble table such as a dining or conference table, or a smaller piece such as a side table. If you’re looking for a marble table yourself, it’s always worth getting in touch with us. You might find it costs less than you think to create a unique marble table that’s one-of-a-kind and is sure to last a lifetime!
Marble cake is made from mixing two different batters together and mixing a certain way so as to create a marble effect sweet treat. Simple marble cake tutorials will show you how to get the basics right, but if you want to create something akin to Carrara marble or Estatuario marble, you’ll need to spend some time experimenting!
Marble Chopping Board
Marble chopping board is a bit of a misnomer in regards to this material, simply because the marble chopping board is more commonly used as a pastry board and for good reason.
The brilliant thing about marble is that it has a natural coolness, which is simply perfect for making pastry on. Coupled with its low porosity compared with wood and you have a great option for baking in the kitchen that looks good, to boot!
As far as chopping boards go – or cutting boards as they are also known, is wood, glass or plastic since these are either repairable or recyclable and easy to renew. If you have a marble chopping board you’re not going to want to get it scratched up or stained too badly because it is a piece of art on your kitchen countertop.
Marble tiles are one of the most popular wall tiles and floor tiles on the market. This has been true for centuries, thanks to the natural beauty offered by marble tiles in bathrooms, kitchens and reception areas around the world.
These days a lot of marble tiles are marble-effect porcelain and ceramic tiles, with the bulk of products for sale online being one or the other, as opposed to proper natural marble. This is simply because marble is a finite resource and has become more expensive, so these were developed as cheaper, more eco-friendly, sustainable alternatives.
The pattern quality on some porcelian and ceramic tiles is excellent these days, so you’d be hard pushed to turn down the cost saving if you’re on a budget, given they look so great nowadays.
Our sister site Urban Tiles offers a wide range of excellent marble-effect tiles for you to look at and if you’re looking for natural marble tiles they can supply to spec if you get in touch with them directly.
No, not construction nails made from marble, but marble effect nails for the ladies. This popular marble related search term and abundance of views on video sharing websites shows that marble nails are a popular creative pastime and with a little know-how you too can create great looking marble-effect nails.
Marble Arch Caves
Marble Arch Caves are a major tourist attraction in Northern Ireland, set in the foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain, near Enniskillen in County Fermanagh.
About Marble Arch Caves
“The landscape encompassing the Marble Arch Caves was formed over 340 million years ago. Today this natural environment of caves, rivers, mountains, ancient woodlands, waterfalls and gorges offer an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the incredible range of activities and experiences the Marble Arch Caves have to offer.”
Read more at Marble Arch Caves
Marble backgrounds are popular image searches on stock image and HD wallpapers websites with users looking for a beautiful marble background for their phone screens, desktop backgrounds and for use in creative projects where marble backgrounds provide an elegant backdrop for artistic mockups.
Of course, there’s no substitute for the real thing so if you’re looking for marble backgrounds to use in your photo-shoots, consider one of our beautiful marble worktops. Once installed it’ll last a lifetime.
Marble wallpaper is a very popular budget wall covering option that is easy to get wrong but when done right looks fairly expensive. Because of natural marble’s unique veining, it’s difficult to find a repeating pattern that would work as wallpaper, that will give you the right look, without looking… well, like wallpaper!
If you’re thinking about covering your walls and are considering marble wallpaper, our advice would be to head over to our sister website Urban Tiles and check out their selection of beautiful marble-effect ceramic and porcelain tiles for a truly breathtaking way to cover your walls.
Their large-format slabs will give you the best finish on your walls, but if your budget won’t stretch and you want to prioritise your marble worktops, you can get some fairly good results from marble wallpaper if you combine it with geometric shapes in the pattern, to break up the veining a bit.
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