Marbles , Travertine & Onyx
Marble is a metamorphic rock, composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals , most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is typically not foliated, although there are exceptions. In geology, the term, "marble" refers to metamorphosed limestone, but its use in stonemasonry more broadly encompasses un metamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material. Travertine is a terrestrial sedimentary rock, formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals from solution in ground and surface waters, and/or geothermally heated hot-springs. Similar (but softer and extremely porous) deposits formed from ambient-temperature water are known as tufa. Travertine is a natural stone, just like marble, granite, and limestone—in fact, travertine is a type of limestone, as is marble. (We know today that marble actually began as a limestone before it underwent metamorphosis from immense pressures and high temperatures over time.) However they are not the same. Onyx is a gemstone whose description can have several connotations. Its most accepted gemstone definition describes a solid black Chalcedony, or a banded or layered black and white Chalcedony. In its solid black form, Onyx is the most traditional black gemstone.
Italian marbles are the best and premium quality marbles that are considered to be the perfect choices for the flooring of your house and office and to add more shine and elegance to your floor. Italian marbles come in different sizes and varied thickness. This graciously polished marbles have classic textures and are available in the market at slightly higher prices than the normal ones.
Jaisalmer Yellow Marble is loved by homeowners and architects for its natural yellow-orange texture. It comes up in stunning shades making it a classy choice for home and office. The texture depends on the chemical constituents, size, and uniformity of grains. Apart from the wonderful texture, the quality that makes Jaisalmer Yellow Marble stand apart is resistance to water and durability. Jaisalmer Yellow Marble is quarried from mines located in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, it is the reason it is also called Desert Gold Marble.
Travertine is a type of limestone that forms around mineral spring deposits. As a flooring material, it is typically sold in tile form and comes in a variety of earth tone colors, including tans, browns, rust, and beige hues. Like all-natural stone, it has some specific maintenance requirements, and it is not appropriate for all locations. But a properly installed and cared for; travertine floor can add a unique blend of mountain-born beauty to any interior space.
Onyx primarily refers to the parallel banded variety of the silicate mineral chalcedony. Agate and onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands: agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color.