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Get ready for summer with natural stone.

June 16, 2017 11:40:49 AM EDT

The official start to summer is just days away.  Are your outdoor livings spaces up to the challenge?  , Family BBQ’s, evenings dining under the start, lively outdoor parties and all that summer brings is greatly enhanced by a beautiful outdoor space.

Create an inviting and engaging environment with natural stone and luxury hard surfaces.  It is the foundation for your interior and landscape design vision.  From patio furniture, paint colors, structural elements, outdoor kitchens, poolscapes and all facets of your outdoor settings are influenced by your choice of flooring and countertops surfaces.

When selecting flooring, there are a wide range of natural stones available.  Just introduced into the market and sold exclusively at Marble of the World is Bali Shells Marble.  Adding a charming and inviting component to your design, this alluring natural stone is available in various sizes and finishes; textured finishes for outdoor spaces with complimenting satin and polished finishes for interior environments.

For more contemporary designs, Bianco Palais limestone and the Vesuvius line of porcelain pavers are great options.   Whatever you choose, adding a natural stone and luxury hard will add beauty, function and flare surfaces to your outdoor living spaces for this and many more summers to come.

Marble of the World is South Florida’s premier supplier for contractors, designers, architects and other trade professionals for natural stone and surfaces.  Contact us today to get a quote for your project.

Pictured below - Bali Shells Reef Marble

 

Posted in Trends Marble Travertine Limestone Tile By Magento Admin

What is Calacatta Gold Marble?

January 19, 2017 10:51:37 AM EST

Calacatta Gold Marble is one of the most sought-after home materials. Derived from Italy, this natural stone is considered by many to be the finest luxury marble available in the world. Calacatta Gold Marble is a beautiful white marble with dramatic, unstructured deep grey veining and occasional gold highlights. Since marble is naturally created, the distinct veining is unique across individual slabs, which is what gives the stone its unique personality and character. The bright white background of the marble is ideal for illuminating a room and creating a vivacious, clean environment.

Overall the marble has a global appeal with designers and architects due to its distinct veining and colors working very well with both cool and warm tones. Additionally, Calacatta Gold Marble is available in both polished and honed finishes. The polished finish is a shiny, glossy finish that most people are accustomed to when it comes to marble use for kitchen and bathroom applications. On the other hand, the honed finish is a softer, matte finish, which puts more emphasizes on the natural beauty of the stone. This finish is popular for its subtle appearance. While the polished finish is generally easier to clean, the honed finish is a creamier aesthetic that allows the finest detailing of the marble to truly be seen.

Calacatta Gold Marble is an ideal natural stone that is used in a wide variety of home applications and even corporate offices. Because Calacatta Gold Marble is a luxury stone, it is mostly utilized in highly visible areas. Calacatta marble countertops are found both in executive boardrooms as well as in today’s designer homes. In upscale houses, it is most commonly found in the kitchen as countertops and backsplashes. As well as in elegant bathrooms and flooring. Additionally, it is also being used more throughout the home as accents and around fireplaces. 

Marble of the World is South Florida’s premier supplier for contractors, designers and fabricators looking for natural stone.  Contact us today to get a quote for your project. 

Posted in Marble By Steve Bis

The Most Exotic Marble Slabs for Sale in 2016

October 3, 2016 4:59:32 PM EDT

When it comes to sourcing marble slabs, there are many factors to consider before purchasing the marble you need to complete your client’s project. Finding a distributor with the selection and quality you need is paramount.  Having an impressive and varied selection to choose from, gives your client the confidence that you are able to meet their design goals and possess the qualities they want in a contractor or interior designer.  After all, not having the right product to select from not only puts your project at risk but may give your client the wrong impression.  By partnering with the right distributor you elevate your business and your client’s buying experience.

One of marble’s best advantages is its versatility; today’s market offers many different marble types with new and existing products introduced every day.  With a wide range of colors, movement, finishes and unique characteristics, there is something to appeal to everyone’s tastes and the needs for your marble project. 

Sometimes, the best product decisions are those you never considered or new about.   Interior designers and contractors who can offer eclectic and one-of-a-kind options to their clients leave the door open for finding that exclusive material that set the project apart from the rest.  Not to mention impressing them with a stunning selection.  Clients searching for exotic marble slabs to create a unique outcome, want rarity and quality. The following list contains some of today’s most popular exotic marble slabs creating the most buzz and trending with today’s design community. 

Calacatta Extra

An exclusive white marble, Calacatta Extra features a clean white background accented with gray veining in medium and dark tones. This marble offer an element of sophistication and modernity to any project.  With the introduction of 1.2CM large format tiles, the thin format flooring offers a considerable decrease in weight for easier handling and installation with the added benefit of environment sustainability.  The thin format tiles and the availability of slabs make this a favorite among homeowners and trade professionals looking for a cohesive look.

Scandalous

Eye catching and dramatic aptly describe Scandalous marble. This statement product features bold veining of gold, black, green and blue waves on a light white background.  With its strong contract and movement, scandalous creates a unique and compelling visual ideal for those wanting to add a punch of the unexpected in their interior design.

Mystery White

An eye-catching and exotic type of marble, Mystery White is a favorite of many homeowners this year. This exclusive marble type is a crisp white marble with occasional subtle crystalline feathering.  It being a lightness and sophistication to both countertop and flooring applications.  It offers the ideal foundation to highlight your design style.  Anyone looking to bring a project to the next level and turn an ordinary design into something extraordinary would benefit from the elegant and refined appearance offered by Mystery White marble.

Sky White

With a truly exotic and elegant look, Sky White marble is the perfect addition to any home looking to pull off a classy and modern atmosphere. This pale blue-gray colored marble is accented with veins of a deep grey. Available in a polished finish, this stone brings an inviting element to spaces while adding a modern touch.  It offers a truly unique appearance anyone would love.

Black Wood

As its name might convey, Black Wood marble is a type of marble that has a look similar to wood. A darker toned marble, this selection has banded lines across it, giving this natural stone a timeless and sophisticated appearance. Its wooded look offers a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere to any project it is installed in and is reminiscent of nature. An exotic and different aesthetic, this stone combines the earthiness of wood with the superior quality that comes with marble.

Atlantis Grey

Tasteful and trendy, Atlantis Grey marble combines a number of elements that come together to create a look that would complement nearly any room it is installed. The blending of medium and lighter gray tones that are interspersed throughout the material are united by thin, dramatic veiled lines, making the result of this stone flawless. This is a surefire way for anyone looking to put a “wow” factor in a room.

Get in touch with us today!

Are you looking for new selections and the best quality of marble to offer clients? Any of the above will make a great impression on your customers and will result in spectacular spaces. With such a large variety of stones readily available in-stock, we are a leading provider of marble tile and slabs to trade professionals. If you think any of these popular, exotic options are what your clients may require, get in touch with us at Marble of the World today.

Posted in Marble By Steve Bis

As such a versatile material, there are a wide variety of projects an individual could have in mind when they consider installing marble in their home. Whether a client wants to install a luxury countertop in their kitchen or revitalize their bathroom, today’s savvy consumers’ research their potential design and contractor professionals.  Your online and word of mouth reputation can make the difference between landing a project and losing out to a competitor.    That is why it is so important to partner with qualified and professional vendors.   Your project and ultimately your client’s satisfaction may come down to who and where you source your products and services.  This is especially true when sourcing natural stone.  As an interior designer or contractor, you may want to be selective with whom you choose as your stone supplier.  Remember, this is where your clients will make what is often times the most significant product selection for their project.  After all, think of the disappointment your client would feel if their buying experience is difficult or worse, their chosen marble selection is not to their satisfaction.  Now imagine your disappointment when they take their frustration out on you and online!

To avoid this, it’s essential that you research a company before you entrust them with the task of providing you with high quality, timeless marble for your clients and their home improvement projects. In order to make sure the end result will impress your clientele, you’ll want to ensure that the supplier you choose to work with fulfills all of the essential criteria. Here are the factors that you will want to consider before committing to purchase your marble stone from a particular supplier:

Range of Products

With the inherent versatility of natural stone marble, your clients might be looking to complete any number of projects with it. Whether they are aiming for a beautiful new countertop, a stunning floor, or an impressive and luxurious wall for their shower, you will want to demonstrate that you are the right professional for the job. This means, however, that you need to source a vast selection of marble readily available to meet any project requirement. To accomplish this, you must carefully examine the market to make sure you choose a company that is able to cater to whatever needs and specifications you may have to fulfill. If you find a company with a wide range of product that provides you with everything you need, then this is a good sign they are well established.

Company Knowledge

The extent of knowledge that marble slab suppliers have regarding what they sell will often indicate their level of competency and expertise. It is a good idea to discuss with any potential supplier about the products they offer to get an idea of their experience and proficiency with marble and all other natural stones.  If you do not feel confident in their level of knowledge, then you should consider this to be a major red flag.

Customer Service

The supplier that you choose should work easily with you to confirm your order as per your specifications.  You want to be able to communicate with them and feel confident that they will do all that they can to exceed your expectation and should a problem arise, resolve any situations as quickly as possible. When talking to a supplier or when researching them, ask yourself, “Is this a supplier that would treat their clients the same way I treat my clients?” If your answer is no, then they may not be the supplier for you.

Quality

Any natural stone supplier that you are working with should take quality seriously. After all, you can be confident your clients are going to be serious about the quality of the products they are looking for, so you need to be up for the challenge. The natural stone supplier you work with should have a quality control inspection process in place for all the products they offer, and hold themselves and their materials to high standards.

Contact us today!

As a design professional and contractor, a good supplier can make or break your project’s success. You’ll want to make sure you are offering your clients a quality product that you have confidence in, so don’t rush the decision. You might even want to look at different stone suppliers and compare them against these criteria to find the best supplier for you. For interior designers and contractors looking for all of these qualities in a marble provider, look no further than Marble of the World. Contact us today with any questions you may have regarding the stones we offer and our extensive inventory. We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted in Marble By Steve Bis

Marble tile just became Thin, Light & Large

August 22, 2016 11:30:10 AM EDT

Marble tile just became Thin, Light & Large.  Until recently, the challenges of large format tile installations were more easily met with the use of porcelain tiles.  However, with the availability of 1.2CM Thin natural stone tile, that’s not true any longer.  New manufacturing techniques and processing systems have allowed large format natural stone tiles to rival the ease and convenience previously held by porcelain.  For those wanting the unique and one-of-a-kind look of natural stone in a large format tile, things just go a whole lot easier and beautiful!

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