A natural choice
One type of natural stone has been revered for its strength and beauty through millennia – marble. It is both a highly practical building material yet also an aesthetically entrancing surface from a design perspective. Italian Carrara marble (featured above) was preferred by Renaissance sculptors such as Michelangelo and is still widely used today.
There are countless varieties of natural marbles available from Lapicida, each with their own particular characteristics. From highly distinctive veined white Arabescato, Calacatta and Carrara to subtle Crema Marfil, bold black Nero Marquina and pure white Thassos, the choice is inspirational.
View our Marble Gallery here.
San Marino Marble
One marble in particular is gaining increasing popularity with everyone from private clients to leading designers and architects for the residential, leisure and commercial sectors.
San Marino is a beautiful white veined natural marble and one of our best-selling products. What makes San Marino so desirable is a combination of exceptional quality, highly attractive colouring and captivating veining. It is highly versatile making it suitable for a wide range of interior applications from floors and walls to baths, table tops and shelves.
San Marino marble is available in a slab format in a polished finish. However, we offer a matt or honed finish on request. Any size of tile can be produced along with bespoke projects including stair, step detailing and furniture, such as the bath featured below.
San Marino Collection
San Marino Venato marble features a variety of colours through its bold veins from greys and blacks to rusty browns. It is used to great effect in both temporary and traditional interiors. The structure and veining also makes it the perfect option for creating bookmatch and quartermatch feature walls.
San Marino Classic marble has a plethora of idiosyncrasies running throughout it. From fascinating reddish brown features to a wide spectrum of grey veining, it lends itself well to areas where impact and drama are required.
San Marino Light is a more subtle version with fewer contrasting veins and a lighter, more ethereal feel. Perfect for bringing a sense of light and elegance to interiors.
Recently, leading lifestyle enthusiast Pandora Maxton selected San Marino marble for worksurfaces for her kitchen. Lapicida supplied and fabricated the marble.
On a completely different scale, Lapicida provided 5,744 m2 of elegant San Marino marble for 47 bedrooms of the magnificent restoration of the 17th century Grade II* listed building of the 5-star Grantley Hall Hotel and Spa. Our craftsmen created geometric stone floors, etched panels and intricately cut vanity tops and shower bases in the marble.
It is important that natural marble surfaces are well looked-after and sealed regularly to maintain the look. To clean marble use a soft cloth and warm water. Always dry the marble with a cloth after use to avoid water marks.
Marble Look Porcelains
If you desire the look of marble but the practicality, ease of maintenance and affordability of porcelain, we also offer a wide range of new-generation porcelain surfaces that use the latest technology and high-definition manufacturing. For example, Lapicida Antique Marble and Massa D’oro Bookmatch – all shown below, perfectly recreate the look of natural marble.