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When I moved into my current home, I spent a lot of time cleaning the existing flooring. The kitchen, mudroom, and bathrooms all contained linoleum floors. The rest of the home was carpeted. No matter how hard I worked, I failed to remove the hairspray from the linoleum flooring in the bathrooms. I also could never remove the stains out of the carpet. Thankfully, I decided to I replace my carpet and linoleum floors with hardwood ones a couple of years ago. Since then, I’ve been able to simplify the cleaning process. I spend much less time scrubbing floors; and, my floors look cleaner than they ever did before. On this blog, you will learn the benefits of purchasing hardwood flooring.

Marble: From Quarry To Your Floors

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Marble is one of those types of rock that is idealized and spoken of in romantic tones. It is symbolic of wealth and near-godliness because it was once thought to be the stone from which the temples of gods were made. Ancient Romans and Greeks used marble in all of their most majestic of government buildings: a tradition that has continued into modern times with marble existing in nearly every courthouse in the country. So, how does marble go from being a drab bit of rock to being marble floors in your home? The process goes something like the following. 

From Quarry to Refinery

Marble is quarried from one of a half dozen natural marble quarries from around the world. Every chunk and every slab of marble taken from a quarry is then loaded into a truck and shipped to a refinery. The refinery is where each piece of marble is cut with a laser to reduce any loss of this fine stone and then polished to a shine. 

From Refinery to Slabs

The refinery may polish a lot of the marble, but then more of it is processed into slabs before being polished. Each of the slabs created is made into specific thicknesses. Some are shaved really thin before they are polished and then used as a marble "veneer." Some are cut into one-inch slabs to be inlaid in floors before the prettier surface is polished to perfection. The veneers are offered as a cheaper option and an alternative to a solid marble floor. The veneer pieces fit over the top of a concrete floor and make it look and feel just like solid marble. The solid marble slabs, on the other hand, are cut into matching dimensions and thicknesses before being installed end to end in your room of choice. 

From Slabs to Store and Your Home

Once all of the slabs and veneers have been cut and polished, they are shipped to stores that sell marble flooring products. Customers select the marble flooring based on the type of marble and availability, and then the flooring installers bring the marble to the installation location (e.g., your home, a bank, etc.). It will take several days to remove old flooring, create a stable and sound support system for the weight of the solid marble flooring or pour the concrete for the marble veneers, and then finally install all of the marble pieces. 

To learn more about getting marble flooring installed, contact a local flooring company. 

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3 February 2020