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Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of re-crystallised carbonate minerals. It comes in a wide variety of colours and has universal applications. It is most commonly used for building projects, such as countertops, vanity sinks, ﬂooring, and walls. Marble adds a sophisticated element to the area in which it is installed. It is considered to be a strong, hard stone, even though its primary mineral, calcite, only has a Mohs hardness of 3.
Marble can be used for ﬂooring, feature walls, bathroom vanities, tubs, counter tops, tabletops, and bathroom walls. Honed marble is a cross between a polished ﬂooring and its natural state. It can give the natural stone a satin-like appearance. Polished marble has a high gloss sheen and can be extremely slippery. Tumbled marble may also be a ﬂooring option. Some marble is better than other marble for outdoor applications because it is harder and will withstand high trafﬁc wear and tear.
Marble can be easily cleaned by dust mopping with a dry, non-treated, clean mop. This removes debris from the surface without causing scratches. Stone soap (found at hardware stores or mild dish detergent) can be used to clean vanity sinks and counter surfaces.
Lemon cleaners and vinegar should not be used because of the acidity in the cleaners. Scouring creams should also not be used due to its appraise nature.