The stone table can harmoniously fit into any room design. He has the widest range of natural colors and textures. They are in perfect harmony with a wide variety of room cladding materials.
Natural stone furniture is self-sufficient. It can become the main decoration of any interior and bring freshness, and aestheticism to your place. The Marble Table Grey Hammer offers has all the qualities of the best table you can have in your kitchen or living room.
Different stones for your kitchen and living room tables will give a unique look to your space and have different characteristics as well. That is why you should give extra importance to the type of stone you choose. In the article, you will get the information of different stone options for your countertops or tabletops with special attention to the marble as it is the most used material for kitchens, washroom, and decoration as well. What is it in marble that makes it so widely used in households, building, offices and monuments as well.
The coating of real stone has excellent technical characteristics. Thanks to them, it looks great in any premises of the home:
- In the bathroom
- Living room/hall
- Children’s rooms
- The bedroom
- On the kitchen
The advantages of stone tables
The material can withstand temperatures up to 800 ° C without destroying its integrity.
Furniture made of natural stone does not crack at low temperatures.
Resistance to mechanical stress and impact:
It can withstand really high amounts of mechanical stress and pressure. These indicators give stone tables resistance to shock, scratching, etc.
For washing stone furniture you do not need special chemicals. Grease and dirt from the table can be washed off with a solution of laundry soap. Persistent stains are washed off with furniture with gentle compounds. For daily care, it is enough to wipe the stone surface with a damp cloth.
Resistance to chemically aggressive environments:
The stone is not affected by most of the acids, petroleum products, household chemicals, and other aggressive substances.
The level of water absorption in marble is only 0.07–0.13%, in granite - up to 0.19% making it highly resistant to moisture.
If necessary, a table made of mineral material can be re-polished and chipped on it restored.
Thanks to this, the material does not lose the brightness of natural paints. Stone furniture does not need to be additionally decorated.
Cons of natural stone
The manufacture and installation of such furniture can only be carried out by specialists. After all, this requires special tools and skills.
Stone furniture is especially durable, however, and it can be destroyed. In case of significant damage, the table cannot be restored on its own.
Stone countertops weigh a lot. Therefore, they have to build very strong frames. Otherwise, the integrity of the furniture may be impaired.
One of the main disadvantages of stone tables is their high cost. It is due to its natural origin, difficult processing and heaviness.
Stone tables: how to choose and buy
When choosing a countertop, take a closer look at the processing and design of its edge. It should be smooth and beautiful.
When choosing the color of the table, keep in mind that it should be in harmony with the design of the room in which it will be installed.
The most durable and durable furniture is made of quartzite, granite, and dolomite.
Particularly luxurious look tables made of polished stone. But note that such furniture will have to be regularly rubbed with special means.
For the bathroom and bedroom, toilet and boudoir tables made of jasper, onyx, and marble are well suited. The colors of these breeds are diverse and you can easily pick up the tone of the furniture in harmony with the design of the room.
Granite and dolomite will be an excellent choice for the living room, kitchen and dining room. Dining and working tables from these breeds are especially durable and reliable.
Before purchasing a stone table, determine its dimensions and shape. These parameters are affected by:
- Room dimensions
- Room shape
- The number of people who will use the table
Types of stone for your furniture
This stone appears during the deposition of calcium carbonates from sources saturated with carbon dioxide.
This rock is an intermediate stage in the transformation of limestone into marble.
- Travertine is porous, its density is 1.4–1.8 t / m³.
- The palette of colors is light and warm - from beige to light brown tones.
- Red travertine is a rare find.
- The texture of the material is saturated with veins, blotches, and wavy patterns.
- Ecologically suitable
- High level of strength
- Water resistance
- Resistance to temperature extremes and mechanical loads
This stone is characterized by a layered structure and an unusual texture. It is formed when sludge falls on the seabed and is exposed to water pressure.
- Slate is crystalline and clay type.
- The first species is dark gray, black or green.
- The second type is beige with a reddish tint.
- Tables are made from stronger crystalline slate.
- Resistance to the rays of the sun
- Cold resistance
- High level of heat resistance
- Low degree of absorption of liquids
- Wear resistance
This is a stone of sedimentary origin with a high content of quartzite. A wide range of colors, literally - from black to white.
- Sandstone has an average level of hardness (its compressive strength is 0.3–1 t / cm²).
- Due to its low porosity, the material practically does not absorb moisture, only 0.5–2.7%.
- Moisture resistance
- Resistance to temperature changes
- Low abrasion
This is a stone of magmatic origin with a granular structure. Its color scheme is very wide.
- It can be different tones of gray, green, red, brown.
- Often, the stone is decorated with mauve and blotches of different colors.
- Granite is one of the strongest and most durable stones. In these parameters, it is second only to basalt.
- High level of hardness and strength
- Resistance to cold and temperature extremes
- Wear resistance
- Water tightness
- Environmental friendly
Marble is a metamorphic stone that you can find in the mountainous regions of North America, South America, Asia, and Europe, specifically in Spain is Novelda, the city known as "The country of marble". Another Spanish white marble, of great quality and with the designation of origin, is the Macael marble, a town known as the “City of white gold” because it has its squares and sidewalks covered with its white marble, which is part of the spectacular work of the Alhambra in Granada. Another white-grayish marble, internationally known and more affordable, is Carrara white marble, in Italy.
Marble is created by the physical or chemical alteration of limestone rock sediments in a denser material, through heat and pressure. The rock resulting from these transformations has a crystalline nature that allows the slab to be polished. After the polishing process, the marble reaches a high level of natural shine without the addition of waxes or chemical components.
The marble is one of the stone materials that are more than trend, especially white marble. The truth is that marble is precious, neutral and versatile, but it also has some disadvantages to consider, as it is chemically and mechanically sensitive. In other words, it is susceptible to stains, scratches.
Marble must be taken care of. It is a natural product that develops a finish with use, ages. With that said the question arises whether it is a suitable material for the kitchen.
It all depends on the use that is going to be given and the importance of the aesthetics in the kitchen for each one, the willingness to take care of it and keep it in good condition, but the truth is that it is used a lot, and now more than ever because It is very fashionable.
Marble is not suitable for use in an industrial kitchen where there are continuous splashes that cannot be cleaned quickly.
The main advantages of marble, in addition to its beauty, are:
- Being a natural material, each grain is different and each piece is unique.
- It develops a patina over time and has good natural aging.
- It is heat resistant.
- Resists blow quite well and do not dent.
- It works well with many decorative styles.
- It is available in the market in a wide range of colors and veins, which offers a wide variety of decorative options.
And its main disadvantages are:
- It is a porous material, susceptible to difficult stains.
- It has low abrasion resistance, it can be scratched with relative ease.
- It has a high price compared to other material options.
- It requires continuous maintenance, requires care.
- It cannot be cleaned with acidic or abrasive products such as bleach, which can leave stains.
Every marble has a characteristic veined by mineral deposits that make not two exactly the same slabs.
It is resistant to heat and is strong enough to impact, but it is one of the most porous metamorphic stones that exist, so it is prone to stains. It is also generally not very resistant to abrasion, which means that it is scratched quite easily. Its chemical composition makes it especially sensitive to acid solutions, so it cannot be cleaned with aggressive products such as bleach, only neutral and soft products can be used.
One of the main advantages of marble is that it is available in a wide variety of natural colors. Its basic component is calcium carbonate, whose content exceeds 90%, and the other components are considered impurities, which are the ones that give it the color and define its physical characteristics. Sometimes it is translucent and we can find it in shades of white, black, gray, brown, yellow, pink, blue and green, some with prominent dark veins and others with subtle irregular lines, which make a nice contrast with the straight lines of the kitchens.
White marble is the most versatile, neutral, as easily combinable as it has the color which suits well with all the other colors in combination. In formal or informal styles, in gloss or matte, with wood, white, black or any other color and if that were not enough, the possible scratches are less noticeable in white marble than in other colors. It gives a very elegant and clean look to your space.
In addition to decoration, marble is widely used in architecture and sculpture.
Stone tables are aesthetic, reliable and durable. Due to the variety of colors and textures, they can decorate rooms decorated in any style. The stone is very durable, so the furniture from it will serve you for decades.
There are special products based on wax (natural or synthetic), which, when applied regularly, will protect the porous surface of the stones from dirt and traces.
Before using the product on the entire surface, it is first better to test it on a small, not very noticeable area and in a dose of low concentration.
After several years, the stone surface can be updated by grinding and polishing.
The price range of marble is varied, depending on the demand and availability of the area, the thickness of the slab and the complexity of the installation, among other factors. A good manufacturer will work the marble in a way that minimizes waste. Many stone warehouses have an area of remains with leftover pieces of other works and for a small area, you can get marble at a lower price. Having so much variety, you can always find a suitable marble.