Basic Information About Marble Pavers & Veneers
Marble pavers and veneers are commonly used products for residential construction projects. Marble is a metamorphic rock originating from recrystallized limestone that took place over millions of years. Marble is a natural stone of medium to hard body structure used in a variety of applications in the construction industry. It is used as natural rocks to decorate gardens, and it is also processed and cut into slabs and tiles, copings, and wall veneers. Marble comes in many different types of body structures from vein patterns generated by minerals and impurities that were present and trapped between the layers of limestone during its formation. These veins and decorative marbles are used more for finished tiles and slabs products for kitchens and vanity counter tops and also for indoor kitchen and bathroom floor tiles. Many solid-colored marbles, such as a pure white marble, have more of a consistent body structure with no veins. These types of marbles are commonly used by sculptures to create statues and other decorative art crafts for everyday use household items. Marble pavers and veneers are produced of more solid body structure marble rock.
Marble pavers and veneers can be finished in a polished surface, tumbled, sandblasted, brushed, or honed matte finish. When marble pavers and veneers are finished in a rock-faced process, much of the marble formation is revealed and also the colors reveals sparkling crystals that reflect light.
Marble has had a big role in the artistic part of humanity, used for many world known and cultural monuments, statues, and fountains in many parts of the world. Today, its production and use are at an all time high. Marble is also used for high vehicle-traffic areas and pedestrian areas such as patios, pool areas, coping, and wall veneers. Marble pavers and veneers also offer a wide range of natural color variations including gray and blue tones, red, burgundies, beige, blacks, silvers, greens, and gold. Marble products are available in several stone flooring and cladding formats, indoor tumbled tiles, moldings, mosaics, and inserts.
Marble pavers and veneers are manufactured and installed in multi-size pattern or random free-formed flagging, with random length pavers. The best installation practice for marble pavers and veneers is generally to be installed on a clean, washed sand, over a compacted aggregate base (or poured concrete base for outdoor use.) Indoor tile and veneers are installed with thin-set or mortar applied on walls or on a mud base for floors. Polymeric sand is mostly used for outdoor installation to fill the spaces between the marble paver joints, and grout for tiles installed indoors.
Gappsi supplies and installs marble pavers and veneers throughout Nassau and Suffolk County. Our showroom is located at 1015 W Jericho Turnpike in Smithtown, NY where you can view our marble pavers and veneers on display. Whether you are looking to replace an old paver walkway or patio, or start a new installation, you will find marble pavers to fit your style. Gappsi also provides outdoor design ideas with 2-D and 3-D concepts. You can also visit our website at gappsi.com to learn more about all other Gappsi marble natural stone products.