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Why We Love Black Marble

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While white marble with black or grey veining will always be a classic, if you really want to make a statement, you may want to consider the richness of Nero Marquina marble. From the countertops to backsplashes, black marble is a luxurious material that can fit any budget. If we have piqued your interest, here are five ways you can take advantage of this often underrated material:

Coffee Table

The coffee table is often the center point of the living room. In most traditional living rooms settings, we are used to seeing glass or wood-based coffee tables. If you are looking for a subtle yet powerful way to use black marble, consider using a black marble coffee table. A dark stoned coffee table makes for a sophisticated conversational piece. A black marble table with white veining is also an option to add a flair of fashion to the space.

Kitchen Countertops

Dare to be different by steering clear of the white on white design scheme that we often see today in the kitchens. Contrast with dark, marble countertops with or without veining. Dark stone countertops also look great against deep hued cabinetry such as burgundy or dark teal. You can bring a hint of light to a dark theme with metallic accents or a light backsplash.


White is a popular color scheme in the bathroom since it provides an ultra fresh and clean look, but we believe that there is nothing sleeker than black stone. You can use a black-based stone against the wall over the sink, as an accent wall in the shower stall, or feature a black marble countertop. Whatever style you choose, black marble can create a dynamic look for your bathroom.


Are you looking for a way to accent the fireplace? A classic black marble fireplace surround is guaranteed to make the fireplace feel elegant, not to mention it will instantly become the focal point of the room.


Want to create high drama in your home? Considering going with black marble for your flooring choice. Dark stone flooring provides a true sense of gravity. Forget the accent rugs, just add a polish finish to reflect more light and let the floors talk volumes.

What do you think about the Nero Marquina marble look? Are you sold on the idea? We would love to hear your thoughts below in the comment section.


Luxury Flooring Trends: Marble

Posted by creatingyourspace under Marble

The look and feel of marble underfoot is luxury at its finest. Once relegated to the castles, palaces and mansions of nobility and the ultra wealthy, marble has become increasingly popular in many North American homes. As homeowners become more knowledgeable about the true nature of marble, they are making the choice to invest a bit more when it comes to their flooring.

Besides its obvious beauty, marble is actually an eco-friendly natural product which is durable and easy to maintain. These innate characteristics turn a purchase which would once be considered just a luxury into a solid lifetime investment.

The versatility and variety offered by marble is unmatched. Because it is naturally formed each piece of marble has its own unique look. Colors span the spectrum from black to white almost every color in between. Highlights of its veins and flecks can appear in any color, but most common are red, brown, gray, pink and green.

Marble’s varying appearance makes it perfect for any style home from modern to traditional and can be used throughout the entire house. For an even more luxurious and sophisticated look, have marble floors installed with borders, medallions and accents. Don’t stop with the flooring carry marble through to kitchen backsplashes, bathroom showers and tub enclosures and even window sills.

With marble, the design possibilities are practically endless and the initial investment will soon pay for itself by giving long lasting, easily maintained quality. Its richness and beauty are priceless.