Marble Rock

What Is Marble?

Marble is a rock - an elegant natural stone rich with beauty. A truly unique look and feel. Images of extravagance and wealth come to mind. It's been used for centuries in palaces and temples. Marble rock is used for winding walk ways, paths and even for sculptures. The surface of the stone can be polished for a more formal look or left as is for a carefree casualness.

Carrara Marble

It's a simple beauty. A casual formalness.

By tumbling or antiquing it, the look and feel becomes more comfortable and less formal. This rock was made to be admired. A one of a kind beauty.

Marble is formed from limestone. The heat and pressure in the earth's crust changes the texture and the composition of limestone to form large grains of calcite. This is called recrystallization.

Many natural stones, including limestone and travertine, are referred to as marble because the surface of the stone can be polished to a high gloss finish. True marble is a rock produced through the changes in the structure of the stone due to metamorphic events.

Forest Brown Marble This is a calcareous stone. It will react negatively to acids found in common household items such as lemons, vinegar, alcohol and some cleaning products. These acids will etch the stone by leaving marks, rings or dull spots.

Can etching be repaired? YES! For deep etches, a stone professional comes in and re polishes the surface with various diamond abrasive pads.

For light to medium etches, a polishing powder is used. This particular one has been around a long times, it's easy for the average person to use and it works.

Compared to granite, marble is a much a softer rock. Compared to soapstone, it's a much harder surface.

Marble rock is used for hundreds of things! It's artistic, feminine and masculine. We've seen fireplace surrounds, floors, sinks, vanities and countertops. It's used for pillars, columns, steps & staircases, fountains, benches, architectural trim, and sculptures.

Because it is a softer stone, it's easier to carve which means items made of marble are usually ornate and highly detailed!

The purest form of marble is white but there are many choices in marbles rich color tones.

Forest Brown Marble
Rainforest Green Marble
Wood Vein Marble
Blue Wood Vein Marble
Blue Wood

Creamy neutrals and warm subtle earth tones. Golden hues of yellow to jet blacks. Dramatic veining with contrasting colors run throughout the marble giving it a distinctive look. Some marbles even transmit light - they're translucent. The color and veining of each and every stone is unique.

The surface of marble can be finished in a variety of ways. The surface finish affects the look & feel.

For instance, a polished surface finish is reflective and shiny. This type of finish helps protect the surface of your stone by sealing open pores and making the stone less porous. A polished surface makes a space feel formal.

The surface could also be honed which is a matte like finish. It's not shiny nor reflective like a polished finish is. Nor does the space feel formal. It's a bit more casual & comfortable

An antiqued or tumbled finish will weather or age the stone. The looks achieved with the surface finish can be casual or formal.

Marble is a beautiful and durable natural stone. Think of your lifestyle and where you want to use it before deciding on marble. It is a unique natural stone which has been used as a building material for hundreds of years.

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