What is grey marble? Uses and applications

What is grey marble? Uses and applications

19 October, 2023

Grey marble can present a wide range of chromaticism, from pearly tones to graphite, almost black.

Grey marble is one of the most valued options by architects and interior designers when they want to create modern spaces using high quality materials, such as natural stone. 

Thanks to the simplicity of its lines, which are both refined and attractive, this type of marble is ideal for minimalist, calm, peaceful, sophisticated and nature inspired environments

What is gray marble used for?

One of the main characteristics of gray marble is that it adapts to both indoors and outdoors, being common to see gray marble floors and stairs in many public buildings.

On the other hand, its neutral tone (its variety of colors range practically from white to black) and its high minimalist tone facilitates the application of gray marble in different parts of the house, especially as flooring or as wall cladding in kitchens or bathrooms

In addition, gray marble is commercialized in the form of slabs, benches or piles depending on its use, which increases its versatility.  

Some examples of how to integrate gray marble into your home:

  • Bathrooms with a «sophisticated» touch.  Its resistance to abrasion makes gray marble bathrooms a great solution for those more modern and alternative interior design projects. It can be used in floors and walls as well as in bathtubs, showers or sinks.
  • Dining room tables. Marble is a building material that “improves” in short distances and brings personality to any room thanks to its small details that enhance its effect. An example? You can put a large gray marble table in the middle of your dining room that will make a big impression on your visitors. 
  • “Decorative” walls. Gray marble brings elegance, brightness and dimension to the walls. Cladding a wall is another way to add a modern and sophisticated detail to your home or business. 
  • Gray marble stairs.  As we have already mentioned, gray marble stairs are an inspiration. And the fact is that, thanks to this natural stone, what is just another structural element of the project becomes a real work of art that attracts all eyes.
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Types of grey marble: an elegant look for every use  

Grey marble comes from nature.

Depending on its formation process, it can have very varied shades, from pearl tones to graphite, almost black, through silver, grayish ochre and “taupe” grains.

The minerals that have been involved in its composition are also responsible for giving the gray marble a more or less intense veining.

For example, the marble known as “pietra gray” has a dark, uniform and compact appearance, with soft, almost imperceptible veining.

The “pacific gray”, on the other hand, has very thin, but abundant white veins with the ability to capture and reflect light, increasing the sensation of clarity.

Two completely different examples are the “fior di bosco” and “Picasso” gray marbles: 

  • The first has a sober background in which leaden and “smoky” tones are mixed with amber veins, which sometimes gives it an orangish reflection.
  • The second has a pearly background mixed with gray, taupe, and amber veins in different thicknesses, shapes, and directions creating a unique design, with changes in tone and color being common in each piece.

Light gray marble is one of the chosen materials by many decoration and interior design professionals when it comes to covering large walls and floors; while dark grey is only recommended for details or in more specific cases, since it is aesthetically and visually more «aggressive».  

Regarding L’Antic Colonial’s gray marbles, we currently have two series that match this color.

  • ASTON marble is available in classic, grooved and polished finishes. 

It is ideal to give spaces a homogeneous look, and we can consider it an excellent choice for hotel lobby areas, offices or houses, as well as kitchens. 

  • Regarding our BALCAN Series, it has polished finishes and the Bioprot treatment, which minimizes the appearance of common bacteria. As a result, it is suitable for the most humid rooms in the house.

In fact, it can be installed on shower walls and bathroom countertops guaranteed.

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How to clean gray marble

Marble surfaces are usually very delicate, and can be damaged if we apply abrasive detergents or if we use sponges and steel wool to remove stains. 

It is recommended to carry out a proper maintenance in order to keep the gray marble always with its characteristic shine. 

To clean marble floors, it is recommended to use a sponge with warm water and a soap solution.

After scrubbing, it is important to rinse and dry the surface with a microfiber mop.

For bathroom and kitchen walls, the recommendation is to clean the surface regularly, wiping it with a damp cloth to remove dust and surface stains. 

Remember to always dry the marble, either after cooking or after getting out of the shower.

This process should always be done by professionals to ensure the best finish.

Looking for quality materials for your house or business? 

Visit our website and check out our catalog of natural stone and marble products. 

We have a wide range of colors, designs, and finishes.

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