THE MOST EXPENSIVE MARBLE TILE IN THE WORLD

Marble is the crème de la crème of flooring. But exactly who makes the most expensive marble in the world? And how much does it cost? The answer may surprise you. The most expensive marble tile in the world was created as a collaborative project between Pietra Firma and John Harwood Designs. As a result…

HOW DO I POLISH MARBLE OR GRANITE?

When your marble countertops or flooring becomes dull and lifeless, what is one to do?  The shine of marble or granite is captivating, yet it’s a far departure from its natural state as a coarse natural stone with no shine. So how do they get it shiny? The answer comes by way of polishing. A Barsanti…

A LOOK INTO A CARRARA MARBLE QUARY

Like an orchestrator leading a symphony, “The Chief” guides his crew with simple hand gestures and the short film, which has no verbal dialogue, provides an artistic journey into the Carrara marble quarries.  ————– Both powerful and provocative, Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani captures a breathtaking look at the  Carrara’s marble quarries in the…

A MARBLE FERRARI?

With Ferrari 250 GTO’s fetching upwards of $30 million, this  replica made of Arabescato marble, is a steal at $36,000.  When one company set out to pay homage to the legendary Ferrari 250 GTO,  they in turn created a replica that a fraction of the price, and size.  Four times smaller, and one-thousand times more…

WHEN SHOULD I SEAL MY MARBLE?

How often should i reseal my marble? Do I have to seal my marble? How do I know when I should seal my marble? I live along the San Diego shoreline and my friend said that it affects the wear and tear process. Is that true? These are just a few of the general questions…

A MARBLE CHAIR WITH A SOFT SPOT

    These marble chairs may  look rigid and cold, but they’ve got a soft side that just may surprise you. Created by Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman, this love seat and chair combo is upholstered in a cover comprised of silk and viscose. The fabric is then printed with marble patterns.   These timeless…