Striking and bold, this exquisite Forest Gold marble is a dramatic contrast of bright gold, dark brown, and pale cream. The golden background appears cracked, like a shattered mirror, revealing streaks of brown, cream, and sometimes gray underneath. Each tile has its own unique balance of colors and a highly unique pattern. Some veins are thin, creating a subtler design, others are rich, thick and dark, like valleys opening up the surface of the stone.
Marble is a stone famous for its gorgeous colors and designs. It is highly prized for its beauty and has often been used in ancient architecture to enrich and enhance. To this day it is valued as one of the best stones on the market and is as popular as ever. Marble is of medium hardness, making it suitably hardwearing and ideal for flooring tiling, as well as exterior applications. It is incredibly heat resistant and has long been used to decorate fireplaces. A hot pan or curling iron is unlikely to damage such a hardy stone, making it suitable for a range of applications throughout the home.
What makes Forest Gold so special is its bold contrasting colors, therefore it requires a finish that will highlight these to their full potential. A polished finish allows light to bounce off the stone's surface, making the whites appear brighter and the darks deeper.
A polished finish is great for those who are looking to achieve a high-end design. Its shiny surface adds a touch of elegance and class. It is a relatively high-maintenance look, as it should be buffed every couple of years to maintain its spectacular shine, especially if used as flooring in high traffic areas. However, the payoff is large, what you'll gain is a stylish interior that will wow guests and leaves you with a home to be proud of.
Forest Gold marble is the perfect stone for creating a luxurious, hotel-inspired bathroom. Use it is a bathroom backsplash or go for a bold look with a floor to ceiling shower tile. Take hints from the stone's brown tones by pairing it with dark wooden furniture. The tree branch effect pairs beautifully with a natural walnut or mahogany, creating a stunning blend of organic materials. Add a cream or white wall with brushed gold faucets to tie the look together. What you'll achieve is nothing short of opulence.
Forest Gold is a statement marble, so if you're looking for a subtler design, why not try it as an accent or feature to the room. Its polished finish makes a functional kitchen backsplash that is easily wiped clean, but it also adds a pop of color in an otherwise neutral room. Dark wooden kitchen cupboards are given a design edge, and drab walls are given a lift. It's a stone with a powerful design which will give your home the edge you're looking for.