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One of earth’s natural wonders, marble is created when limestone breaks down and recrystallizes under intense heat and pressure in the center of the earth. According to Prohousekeeping.com, that’s how marble gets its beautiful appearance, but also it’s fragility. 

In order to keep your marble tiles in pristine condition,  they just need a little extra TLC to keep up their shine and resilience. Let’s take a look at the best ways to do that.

So you’re ready to make some big changes in your home? Maybe you saw some exciting new ideas on Fixer Upper on HGTV? Or are you making plans to build a new house, or bringing a new style to your current home? Any way you look at it, you are likely considering upgrading some of your counter, floor, or wall surfaces.

The stone and marble industries are loaded with complex jargon which can be confusing to anyone who is not familiar with the industry. 

To help you better understand the various technical terms involved within our industry, The Marble Doctor created this glossary of terms to define the most commonly used words:

For centuries marble stone has stood as a symbol of luxury and sophistication in landmarks, businesses, museums, and homes all over the world. Each slab of marble is unique, with countless options for colors and patterns that appeal to the aesthetic tones you want to achieve. The Marble Doctor outlined our favorite colored marble options from all around the world, color by color, to help you decide which stone is best for your application:

Cleaning high-touch areas in households has proven to be an effective way to keep families safe from any possibility that they contract COVID-19. For many surfaces in the home, traditional store-bought, acidic-based cleaners will effectively disinfect these areas. However, it is important that these same store bought cleaners are not used on your natural stone for the following reasons:

With the spread of COVID-19 impacting our daily lives, sanitation and cleanliness have become more important than ever. On a cruise ship that had infected passengers, the coronavirus was able to live for up to 17 days on different surfaces that weren’t cleaned. While we need to take the proper precautions to clean the stone surfaces in our homes and businesses daily, it is also important that we do so without damaging them. Here are cleaning tips from The Marble Doctor stone experts to help stop the community spread of the virus while ensuring the longevity of your stone: 

There are no other interior design options that can speak to sophistication and luxury to the level of marble. The historic and timeless stone has continued to evolve since humanity began using it thousands of years ago. In 2020, marble is continuing its evolution through what many are calling a “marble renaissance.” Here are the top five marble trends to keep an eye out for in 2020 as we begin the new decade:

Marble was originally used in the design of historic buildings by the Greeks and Romans for its beauty, and it still holds the same prestige thousands of years later. The implementation of marble into your home’s interior design will bring an air of sophistication and elegance that will never go out of style, and there are many marble options to choose from.

When we think of kitchen and bathroom “workhorses,” thoughts turn to the dishwasher, oven, refrigerator, or our toilets and sinks. There’s one workhorse, however, that is often overlooked, frequently beaten up, unceremoniously spat on and routinely ignored: your backsplash.

The Marble Doctor team always has its finger on the pulse of the latest stone design trends that are eye-catching and unique while retaining a high level of reliability and functionality. Whether you’re looking to install new stone, repair and upgrade your current stone design, or integrate natural stone in other areas of your home or business, we’ve pulled together some of the hottest 2019 stone design trends for you.

Our team has scoured design magazines, talked to our customers, perused stone design websites and consulted our own expert team to collect the following top stone design trends for 2019.