Marble caverns

Marble caverns

Marble in nature

Marble is a natural metamorphic rock. It’s created in the process of metamorphosis of limestone or dolomite rocks. In this process a beautiful, uniquely coloured rock with eye catching veining is created. Different colors of marble are an effect of other minerals present during the metamorphosis process. Marble in nature can be found in large quantities, it’s very thick and present in a lot geographical places among the world. In European countries you can find marble deposits in among others Italy, Spain, Greece, Romania, Sweden and Germany. It’s also present in the USA, Asia and other places as well.

Marble caverns

Throughout the world there is a lot beautiful marble caverns and caves. But there is one special which often appears high in all kinds of the best world caverns ranks. The Marble Caves in Chile are a stunning example of marble natural formation. They were formed over 6000 years ago by the waves of the surrounding lake. The constant crash of the waves formed astounding structures in the originally solid marble deposit. The beautiful shades of blue are the reflections of the azure colour of the lake. The play of the hues is an extraordinary breathtaking view. The shades are in constant motion due to the waves movement. The caves can be accessed only by the boat and with local operating guides. The weather conditions can make the trip impossible. This is only one but certainly unique example of marble caverns in the world. Still, there may be more undergoing the process of formation, yet to be discovered.

Future of marble deposits

The people are sure to protect natural example of marble structures like the Marble Caves in Chile. Only the natural forces can be hindrance here. And mostly unstoppable one. However, what is the future of other marble caverns and queries. Are the marble deposits in any danger? Will they end some day? And the people will be left out with a few protected nature formations and ancient monuments? Marble deposits are exploited in quarries. There is multiplicity of them throughout the world. The deposits are mostly rich, and when the quarry runs out of the stone there is huge possibility that somewhere nearby a new deposit will be found. There are many sources to be yet found throughout the world. We are not at immediate danger of running out of marble. It is however estimated that huge source of highly valued marble in Carrera may run out in 1000 yeas. Don’t fret, some say that the world itself will end before these sources. Marble is a common stone, when old deposits run out new ones appear therefore, now it seems there is nothing to be concerned.

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Natural stone worth impregnating – when?

When is natural stone worth impregnating?

Impregnation is a measure taken to improve stone’s durability and resistance. Stone shop workers suggest to do it regularly, in order to minimize the effects of everyday utilization. When and in what situations is natural stone worth impregnating? You will find the answer in the article below.

Impregnation is to be done if:

If you want to have mechanically polished surfaces perfectly smooth;

If you wish the stone to become fully resilient to dirt adhesion, effects of oils, moisture and chemicals – closure of its micropores will guarantee the desired effect;

Polishing with the smallest of diamond dusts does not result as expected – no perfectly smooth surface and improvement of material’s resistance;

If you want to deepen the minerals’ taint that constitute the stone and intensify its color’s saturation;

You wish to gain semi-dull or semi-polished effect, while at the same time keeping the material’s outer layer non-slip?

You intend to deepen the color and protect the structure of rough surfaces (like sandblasted, polished or flamed finish) from high temperature, water or chemicals;

You want to improve comfort of the surface usage, improve the process of its cleaning and decrease its frequency (to perfectly smooth surfaces dirt does not cling, so cleaning them goes on much more efficiently);

You need to secure the materials vulnerable to intense utilization or frequent contact with liquids, like kitchen and bathroom worktops, stairs, sills, tiles, etc.

It should be mentioned that impregnation has to be done regularly and with proper liquids. There are various products available in the market. Their selection is determined by a kind of stone and its texture. Obviously, impregnation products are to be used reasonably and according to instructions visible on the packet. Most of the time they are melted in water, spread around clean surface and left to go dry. Stone impregnation can be done on our own, or we can call a professional for assistance.

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Granite vs. Quartz – what they have in common and what differentiates them?

Both of these materials are beautiful and practical for any kitchen. By writing this article, we would like to help all customers who are going to change something in their kitchens, and those changes are about the purchase of new countertops, but they cannot decide whether granite or quartz is more suitable for them. Both stones are very popular and commonly used, but we want to settle the question of what stone you should buy. Continue reading