What is beige marble? Uses and applications

What is beige marble? Uses and applications

31 October, 2023

Beige marble is a recommended option to give warmth to your home. A material suitable for bathrooms, kitchens or high traffic areas.

Beige marble (or cream marble) is one of the most popular types of marble in the world and also a favorite among architects and decorators, who use it in indoor and outdoor settings.

As with other types of marble, we can find many varieties of beige marble (with almost white matrix and a slight veining, with a cream background or with a dark base, close to the brown palette) that reflect personality and exclusivity.

Beige marble floors: spaces full of calm and sophistication 

Beige marble floors are a safe bet if you want to give your space a warmth and a «homelike» feeling

In fact, beige is a color known for transmitting tranquility and peace, and is ideal for floors and walls in living rooms and bedrooms.

In addition, since it is a neutral tone, it can be combined in many ways creating very esthetic results

Beige originally comes from the natural color of wool, and is somewhere between yellow and brown tones.

Elegant, natural and timeless, beige marble floors are more «permissive» in terms of decoration and bring a sense of amplitude to the spaces.

For example, there are beige marble bathrooms of all sizes, even small bathrooms where this material acquires protagonism and relevance.

Beige marble

Some applications of this material  

Beige marble floors are suitable for both outdoors and indoors, although they are especially preferred in interiors due to its beauty, warmth and shine after polishing

Usually, beige marble is combined with darker shades such as browns, reds or grays. 

As a result, it is possible to create projects with a more classic or modern touch, depending on the preferences of each client. 

Regarding the uses of beige marble, we can highlight: 

  • Flooring.
  • Cladding.
  • Bathrooms.
  • Mosaics.
  • Fountains.

Varieties of beige marble 

Beige marble could be classified among cream marbles with light tones, although it has chromatic warmth due to its brownish backgrounds.  

One of the main characteristics of the cream marble is that it can have many types of streaks, varying in thickness and with a more or less dark base, which substantially changes the appearance of each variety.

Below are some of the most outstanding ones: 

Crema moscato

Possibly the most popular beige marble. Light and chalky colors with a homogeneous background, its base is composed of an amalgam of light brownish colors. The streaks that partially cover the surface have a pearly texture.

Boticcino

This timeless cream-colored marble has light golden streaks and whitish shades that suggest movement. Coming from Italy (specifically from the Lombardy and Veneto regions), it perfectly reflects the classical and Renaissance aesthetics. 

Crema Premium

«Crema Premium» is a commercial name for a type of marble with a light and homogeneous background, with white veins. It has a bright, clean and sharp appearance that is used as a covering for indoor floors, kitchens, countertops, sinks and beige marble bathrooms.

Travertine

The so-called «travertine marbles» have natural colors such as sand, brown, beige or ochre. Depending on their cut and processing, they have a specific aspect, aesthetics and texture. 

Snake beige marble

The «snake beige» marble is a classic building material characterized by its veining which is lighter than its background. This pattern is irregularly distributed, which gives it an aspect that recreates the skin of a snake. It has excellent properties, such as its hardness, low water absorption, low porosity and high resistance to bad weather.

Beige marble

How to clean beige marble?

Its resistance, brightness, natural textures and chromatic intensity are some of the reasons why beige marble is one of the most popular building materials.

Typically, this material presents a polished finish that reflects the light as if it was a mirror, but it is not the only one.

We can also find it polished (smooth finish that reflects the light, but with less reflection, and that gives character to the stone once it is placed), aged (the surface is irregular, although the texture enhances the aesthetic value of the veining) or bush-hammered (with a rough effect and a craggy touch, perfect for outdoors). 

Regarding its cleaning, beige marble is a type of sedimentary and porous limestone, with a carbonate composition

This means that it reacts to acids, so it is necessary to take special care and not to use any cleaner with an acid pH.

Since it is used in bathrooms, kitchens and beige marble sinks, it requires certain care in order to maintain its brightness.

To remove dust from the surface, you should wet it with a bit of water, using a rag or an absorbent cloth.

You can use specific polishing products for marble, but always following the manufacturer’s instructions and drying the surface well to avoid stains. 

For floors, it is best to use a moderate amount of water or liquids and leave the windows open so that it dries as soon as possible. 

To summarize, the basic tips for keeping beige marble floors in good condition are

  • Try not to pour liquids with an acid pH such as lemon, vinegar, wine, etc. on it. 
  • Use pH-neutral and/or marble cleaning products.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaners and “dry” cleaning products.

Are you familiar with our beige marble floors? 

L’Antic Colonial’s KAYAK BEIGE, NAIROBI CREMA and IVORY series are ideal for all spaces.

The products from both series are protected with BIOPROT, an advanced treatment that applies a protective layer on the stone and facilitates its application in bathrooms, kitchens, restaurants and relaxation areas.

Find out more about these and other products in our catalog.

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