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About Marble

Overview

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.

Characteristics of Marble

The beautiful and unique patterns in natural marble are a major reason for its value. These are formed by deposits of minerals which existed in limestone before it was affected by extreme heat and pressure in the earth’s crust. The minerals react to the pressure differently than the stone, forming unique veins and patterns.

Traditional white marble isn’t the only option. Due to the presence of various different minerals and salts, marble takes on many stunning natural colours, from purest white to shimmering deep greens.

Marble has a universal appeal across the world, making it a symbol of luxury in many cultures.

Characteristics of Marble

The beautiful and unique patterns in natural marble are a major reason for its value. These are formed by deposits of minerals which existed in limestone before it was affected by extreme heat and pressure in the earth’s crust. The minerals react to the pressure differently than the stone, forming unique veins and patterns.

Traditional white marble isn’t the only option. Due to the presence of various different minerals and salts, marble takes on many stunning natural colours, from purest white to shimmering deep greens.

Marble has a universal appeal across the world, making it a symbol of luxury in many cultures.
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Applications

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. 

Care + Maintenance

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.