From Marble To Granite: A Guide On Stone Furniture

Stone furniture can make a great addition to your home residence, office or commercial space. Needless to say, stone furniture collections are made from marble, granite and onyx and can be an excellent addition to your furniture clan.

In this blog post, we’re going to cover the many different kinds of stone furniture that you can use to beautify your home.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Stone Furniture?

Typically, stone furniture used in modern households is made from granite, marble, and limestone materials.

However, residential stone furniture will often be made from quartzite, soapstone, sandstone, travertine, and onyx.

Furniture made from natural stone has been a popular choice for ages because of aesthetic reasons and the high durability of using stone furniture.

Marble Furniture Ideas

Talk about a stone with a rich history — and the name marble is bound to pop up. The marble furniture is known to have been historically used to decorate palaces and temples for centuries.

Nowadays, they’re great choices to decorate kitchen countertops, fireplace surrounds, sinks and flooring. Also, they make great dining tables.

Marble tabletops are classic furniture pieces that are well-loved by wealthy families. It’s also a great asset to display with your friends and family over.

A marble tabletop might just be the item you need in your home. And the best part is its timeless beauty. The marble infused furniture pieces are sure to get you a plethora of compliments. 

But tabletops aren’t the only marble furniture you can add to your decor. You can also use marble tiles to decorate your bathroom and even on your floor.

Beware, though. Marble materials get scratched very easily. They’re susceptible to acidic substances, so beware of that when choosing your marble furniture.

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What Makes Granite Furniture Special?

Furniture made from granite screams luxury. If you have a garden at home, you might want to get your hands on a bench made from granite.

Granite bathtubs can be an excellent way to make your bathroom look different. You might also be interested in getting granite laden tabletops to compliment your decor. If you love reading, then bookshelves made from granite might be the way to go.

It should also be noted that compared to marble, granite is much more suitable for heavy use!

Using Onyx To Create Sophisticated Home Decor

Another stone material that’s often used to create distinctive furniture is onyx. The pretty looking fine-grained stone comes in various colours and features different patterns. 

Stone furniture items made from onyx typically include tabletops, dining sets, and bathroom furniture items like shower bases, shower pans, tub surrounds, fireplace hearths, and more.

Furniture Made From Sandstone

Furniture made from sandstone is excellent for the outdoors in particular. Sandstone patios and sandstone benches would make wonderful decorative additions to your garden.

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Furniture Made From Quartzite

Quartzite represents another class of sophisticated stone furniture. Elegant tabletops are often made from quartzite.

The nice part about quartzite is that it’s super durable and doesn’t get etched on easily. Furthermore, quartzite tabletops are pretty resistant to acids found in ingredients like vinegar and lemon juice.

Thus, if you cook frequently and want to ensure that your countertops are safe from etching, you might want to consider quartzite.

However, both quartzite and granite react to hydrofluoric acid, which is found in some heavy-duty rust removers. Thankfully, the particular component isn’t found in any ingredient or standard kitchen products.

Stone Accessories

Other than that, there are a variety of stone accessories that you can create from natural stone. 

Many homes feature stylish stone accessories like lamps, candle holders, vases, sculptures, and the list goes on.

If you have successfully integrated stone furniture into your decor, you should consider matching it with a stone accessory like the one mentioned above.

Other Areas Where Stone Material Gets Used In Interior Design

Additionally, as a homeowner, you can also have stone cladding installed and give your walls a unique texture. Stone-clad walls are also more likely to endure harsh weather conditions and are fire-resistant.

Different Types Of Stone Furniture

All around the globe, tons of different stone furniture are created every day. And the process through which a stone furniture piece is turned from conception to reality is glorious.

Having stone furniture in your home offers you an opportunity to turn your home into something magnificent. 

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Closing Thoughts

There are many ways to implement stone furniture in your home decor. You can achieve a very distinct and luxurious result using the right assets.

Nowadays, you can make custom orders and have custom furniture made for your home. Beyond that, you can buy from vendors already selling stone furniture made by the finest craftsman.

Finally, you can do as the emperors and empresses of old and display beautiful stone furniture at your home. The possibilities are endless.

Author’s Bio:

Lia Briamonte 

First Person

I’m Lia Briamonte, the creative director of Anemone Interiors. My business was born out of a passion for hunting hidden gems at antique fairs. I’d always loved doing it, but it wasn’t until 2019 when I took the plunge and pursued it. My style is heavily influenced by my heritage and the inspiration from my Nonna’s apartment in Naples.

Third Person

Lia Briamonte, the creative director of Anemone Interiors, took her passion for hunting for hidden gems at antique fairs and turned it into a business. It’s something she’d always loved to do, but it wasn’t until 2019 when she took the plunge and pursued it. Her style is heavily influenced by her heritage (half Italian), and the inspiration was taken from her Nonna’s apartment in Naples, which is full of beautiful antiques.


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