Green Elegance of Green Marble or Verde Guatemala Marble

Green Marble or Verde Guatemala holds an eye-catching façade formed by a blend of lush greens.  Emerald, fern and moss swirl together to create the exotic deep green background, interspersed with intricate, yet elaborate black veining.

Reminiscent of an exotic rain-forest, this green marble will achieve a lovely fresh, yet lavish, ambiance in your home.

Before knowing anything about Green Marble, we must be accustomed to Marble, as a basic and geological term. In geology, marble is a metamorphic rock. When metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks takes place in the crust of Earth due to contact of hot magma, the calcite rocks such as limestone or dolomites are turned into marble. The crystallization of carbonate minerals along with clay, quartz, pyrites, graphite, and iron oxides are forming an interlocking mess of mosaics and veins in marble.

What is Green Marble?

During the metamorphism processes of marble rocks, a group of common minerals such as serpentine [hydrous magnesium iron phyllosilicate ((Mg, Fe) 3Si2O5(OH)4)] along with minor amounts of chromium, manganese, cobalt or nickel like mineral elements resulting into green colored marble with typical textures and colors.

What is Green Marble called?

Any rock, which passed through crystallization of the carbonate process through metamorphism or not, but capable of accepting polish and have green pigmentations/colors is called Green Marble. Therefore, green travertine like limestone rocks, Cippolino, Verde Antigua, Verde Guatemala like calcite-based rocks, and many other serpentines containing rocks also called Green Marble by most of the modern stonemasons.

In short, all green marbles are not truly marble by definition in geology, but still beautiful and though to use those mimicking marbles.

Due to high serpentine content in the green marble stones, it is considering the hardest marble types in the world, and the same notion has increased the use of green marble in all regions of the planet.

Where is Green Marble found?

In the world, green marbles are available in nearly 38 countries including China, Italy, India, Greece, Turkey, Sweden, and Guatemala. Out of these Kolmarden in the North-East of Ostergotland in Sweden is the best source of the hardest green marble.

Today, India is ranking high in quantity and quality of green marble supply across the world including its domestic market.

In India Aravali mountain range (South-West Rajasthan) is a vast area where the big deposits of high-quality green marble found and nearly 300 quarries out of 2000 total quarries are operating since late 70’s era.

It is estimated that the total production of marbles in India is more than 20, 00,000 K tons per annum. Therefore, India is considered as one of the top marble producer and exporter countries in the world.

Green Marble Texture and Taxonomy

Marble experts divide green marbles into two major categories:

  • Foliated or flower structured green marble stones
  • Non-foliated or plain green marble with a green background and white veins.

Uses of Green Marble

Interior Applications of Green Marble

Do you know green marble is a new trend for the hottest interior decorations? Let’s learn those applications with green marble varieties.

Green Marble in Flooring Applications

Marble is a kind of limestone and calcite in nature. Green marbles have minerals crystallized in green colors. Therefore, when you need a dark colored marble, green is an excellent choice of color.

It has natural lust, so it offers an additional sense of natural beauty, refinement, and classic cool effects. Dark green, empress, emerald green, and light green varieties of green marbles are now common as interior paving applications.

Due to the presence of serpentine in green marble, it is one of the sturdiest and durable options for flooring. Flooring in almost all interior places like a living room, bedroom, kitchen, galleries, and similar spaces are winning the hearts of owners and guest equally.

It is a good choice when you think of exterior paving applications with required precautions like the selection of different finishing and coating. Maintenance of green marble is easy, and minor dusting or stains are not easily noticed on it.

Green Marble in Countertops Applications

Most of Green Marbles have serpentine as a mineral that saves the marble from etching and acidic reaction like effects as other pure Calcite-based marbles have.

With proper coating, finishing, and sealing, you can use green marble easily as kitchen countertops. Green marble is considerably heat resistant and sturdy when a proper thickness of stone slab used.

Apart from kitchen countertops, it is useful in table countertops, cabinet countertops, and wash basin countertops in other areas of the homes and offices. Dark green and rainforest are the toughest varieties among the green marbles, so the modern masons and contractors freely use those as kitchen countertops.

Green Marble in Wall Cladding Applications

Green marbles have mesmerizing impacts on the onlookers when applied on the walls. The different types of green marbles have different kinds of aura and soothing effects. Therefore, you must select those for wall cladding applications in different spaces.

If you apply green marbles in a living room like critical spaces and clad a portion of the wall along with other decorative options, green marbles will prove eye-grabbing applications.

Similarly, light to dark varieties of green marbles on walls of bedroom augment the cooling impacts while you are waiting for a deep sleep.

Green marbles have various patterns thanks to veins, background, and spots. You can easily create an abstract design by arranging green marble slabs or tiles on the walls of your living spaces and get dazzling impacts in your interior decoration.

Green Marble in Wet Places Applications

Green marbles are an excellent choice even for wet places like the bathroom and toilets.
Dark colored walls with green marbles, particularly dark green and empress green varieties enhance the ambiance of your luxurious baths.

Match floors, cabinet tops, and bathtub surfaces with green marble applications. It will lift your mood and bathing experiences at new highs.

By applying different finishing on green marble surfaces, you can create a bit of coarse and non-slippery spaces under the foot for your wet places.

Superior finishing and coating improve reflections and brightness of the walls with polished green marble varieties.

Green Marble in Stairs Applications

Green marble in staircase designing is the right choice when you want the stunning stairs in your home or office.

Green marbles are accepting different kinds of polishing easily compared to other marbles. Therefore, treads and risers with green marble slabs are favorite in the modern stair constructions.

If you think the entire staircase with green marble, you can jump on the same slabs or tiles on wall cladding besides treads & risers in your stair spaces. Green marble makes maintenance of highly used spaces like stairs in your buildings. Simple sweeping and washing with plain water bring lust and shining back.

Today, VM Marble Pvt Ltd, India is a dependable and cost-effective supplier of a variety of Green Marble and other natural stones for exterior applications. If you are in search of the same, come in contact with natural stone consultants. If you have found our series interesting, keep the reading of Blog Post of VM Marble Pvt Ltd.

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