Crafting a beautiful, high-quality marble furniture piece requires the expertise of world-class craftsmen. Although man has been working with marble since the beginning of civilization, it’s not an easy job. And though technology has replaced the actions of many hand tools, it still takes superior skill to create a quality, detailed furniture design with often-intricate details.
At Boca do Lobo we use only the finest Marble stones, that are hand-turned by our skilled artisans, to create exquisite designs. Another trick up our sleeve is our mastering of the faux-marble technique. The Brand uses in its furniture design 3 types of Marble stones: Estremoz, Calacatta, and Nero Marquina.
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Estremoz marble is a natural stone with Portuguese origins with a very fine grain and it may present some occasional light pink or brown colored areas. Perfect for applications with a modern and contemporary design it’s mainly used for interior design projects. An extremely elegant marble, Estremoz may be used in various projects for interior design as staircases, precious floorings and facings, fireplaces, decorative objects and home decorations, stylish bathrooms, and modern and contemporary kitchen designs and tops.
Calacatta Marble is distinctive with its thick, bold veining. Rather than the plentiful soft veins of a marble-like Carrara, Calacatta’s hallmark is fewer but more dramatic and unstructured veins. The whiter the background, the more expensive and desirable these marbles get.
The Nero Marquina
The Nero Marquina is one of the most important marbles from Spain, having a very strong and well-established market both in Spain and throughout the World. It is considered a reference to Spanish black marble, having conquered designers and architects from different corners of the World. An amazing look, with a deep and genuine black color, even the white vein variation has a beautiful appearance, with the strong contrast between the dark black and the well-defined white vein.
Marbleizing or faux marbling is the preparation and finishing of a surface to imitate the appearance of polished marble. It is typically used in interior projects where the cost or weight of genuine marble would be prohibitive. Faux marble is a special case of faux painting used to create distinctive and varied patterns of marble.