Limestone Learning Center

Slab of Marble Countertops

How Marble Became So Popular

Marble Has Been Around the Block

No pun intended. Marble is one of the most popular stones that exist in the world today. It’s used to make fireplaces, countertops, walls, kitchen hoods, fountains, and a myriad of other different custom home features that people want and need all over the world. Because marble has been around the block, it has grown in popularity to being the primary stone that people use in their personal projects. Here’s a brief history of marble and how it became one of the most popular stones that exist out there today.

Humble Beginnings

The first people that really used marble as a natural stone to build things out of were the ancient Greeks, who used it to construct masterpieces like the Parthenon (with limestone involved in the construction as well). It was then used throughout history in certain monuments such as the Pisa Cathedral, the Taj Mahal, and the Lincoln Memorial. These are some of the most memorable monuments that exist in the world. Besides the beauty of the marble itself, it was used because it’s reliable in construction to the point where it literally lasts for thousands of years.

The Marble Artisan

Because of certain pieces like Michelangelo’s David, people realized how versatile marble can be in the creation of artistic pieces. When that happened, people started to want custom home marble pieces in their own homes, because of how beautiful they are, and how they basically last forever. Because of this, many people have dedicated their lives over the years to making artisan marble pieces, and it has been a business that has been thriving ever since. The way that history decided that it needed to have pieces that really lasted forever (because kings and queens wanted to have their legacy remembered) made it so they can be created and enjoyed in several different forms all over the world.

The Most Popular

Because marble is able to withstand extreme heat, it has come into its own as the lowest maintenance, highest beauty option for a kitchen countertop. Now used all over the world, people love how versatile marble is without detracting from the overall look of your kitchen. One of the best things about marble is that it can tame bold colors in the room. Put marble next to a bold, red accent wall and the room will get completely tied together. That’s why it’s being incorporated more and more into the design world.

The Smart Choice

Marble is one of the best stones that you can make your piece out of. The truth of the matter is that marble is popular for a reason. The rulers of old were using marble because it’s incredibly beautiful and it lasts forever. They wanted to be remembered. If you want a piece that you can remember, and that the people around you will love, you need to get a marble piece for your home. You get all of the creative input when it’s made, the piece is going to look and function perfectly, and it’s going to last forever. With marble, you get everything you could possibly need.

Leave a Reply