Beautiful and elegant enough to grace the halls of kings.
Marble is both elegant and durable stone and can be found in structures a thousand years old. Typically selected for its high-end aesthetics it can be used for interior flooring, countertops, and vertical applications. Chefs and Bakers love marble because of its cool, smooth feel.
Things to consider when selecting your marble:
- Marble is naturally sensitive to acids and other chemicals due to high concentration of calcium. Sealers do not change this fact.
- White marbles typically contain more obvious pits and cannot be avoided. This is natural and not considered a “defect.”
- Consider the slab size and direction of veining when selecting for your project.
- Marble tends to lean toward high-to-exotic budgets.
Marble is a metamorphic rock that forms when limestone is subjected to the heat and pressure of metamorphism. It is composed primarily of the mineral calcite and usually contains other minerals, such as clay minerals, micas, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides, and graphite. Under the conditions of metamorphism, the calcite in the limestone recrystallizes to form a rock that is a mass of interlocking calcite crystals. It is sophisticated in appearance, with elegant colors and patterns. It historically enriches decor and is a nice surface from which to work. Marble is softer than granite and may likely scratch, etch, and stain. If using marble we recommend you use our Dry Treat superior cleaners and sealers for protection from staining and easier cleanability.
Advantages: elegant and traditional appearance; withstands heat; holds its cool temperature.
Awareness: softer stone so can scratch; contains calcium and will etch with harsh or acidic foods or products; can stain.
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