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Use of marble in exteriors

May , 13
Use of marble in exteriors

Marble in exteriors is used much more often than commonly believed. It is a 100% natural material that brings beauty, quality and elegance to terraces, swimming pools, façades and was even used for the paving of some of the most emblematic boulevards on the planet.

Marble in exteriors with cement effect

Terraza de piedra caliza gris - suelo - Twilight Grey - Grey limestone terrace - floor

The material used to coat the floor of this magnificent terrace is called Twilight Grey. It is a very homogeneous grey limestone with smoky tones.  One of its aesthetic peculiarities is that when the honed (matt) finish is applied, it looks strikingly similar to concrete.  However, this material also has the unique and inimitable characteristics of natural stone.

Non-slip finishes for marble floors in exteriors

Piscina y terraza de mármol Crema Premium Zero - Marbella VI - Premium Beige marble terrace and pool

The image above was already seen in the previous post, in which we talked about non-slip finishes for marble floors.

TINO Natural Stone offers three types of anti-slip finishes: Sandblasted, Flamed, and Zero. It is precisely thanks to these surface finishes that we can install floors that do not slip around swimming pools or outdoors.

Decreased porosity of the stone

We can also treat the stone to reduce its absorption capacity as much as possible and avoid moisture problems.

Marble on facades

It is also possible to enjoy marble in exteriors installing the ventilated facades. This system provides a complete response to the set of demands that a façade must fulfill, both technically and aesthetically, and represents a significant energy saving for homes. Click on the link if you want to know more about ventilated natural stone facades >

Outdoor Travertine

Travertino Real, travertino blanco - Royal Travertine, white travertine

This villa in La Moraleja in Madrid is covered both inside and outside by a beautiful stone called Travertino Real.

In this case,  the treatment of the hollows was to leave the pores open in order to take advantage of the aesthetic qualities of the travertine.

Terraza de travertino - La Moraleja - Travertino terrace

As we can see in the image, the designer has looked for continuity using the same material also in the terrace.

Málaga promenade covered with travertine

Suelos de travertino en el puerto de Málaga - Travertine floor at the Málaga Quay

The elegant promenade at the Málaga dockside combines several textures of Travertine Classic to offer the pedestrians an exclusive, luminous and pleasant walk.

Marble in exteriors on hotel terraces


The Travertine Classico terrace of the Villa Padierna Palace is spectacular.  In the purest neoclassical style, this luxurious space integrates perfectly into the Mediterranean landscape.

As a travertine supplier in Marbella, TINO Natural Stone provided different types of this material as well as other natural stones for the hotel cladding.

Click on the link if you want to know more about Travertino terraces >

Son Antem - Llucmajor - Mármol Amarillo Parador Yellow marble floor suelo

Finally, we finish our tour with this floor covered with Parador Yellow marble in an aged finish.

Do you want to incorporate marble in exteriors in your project? Contact us >