"...Marble has a place in every home ..."
What is Marble?
Marble is a sedimentary material, usually dolomite rock that has endured intense pressure and heat. In these conditions, it re-crystallizes into an interlocking mosaic of calcite, aragonite and/or dolomite crystals.
The temperatures and pressures necessary to form marble usually destroy any fossils and sedimentary textures present in the original rock. Marble materials are not as hard as granite materials.
Why Marble? Because it is ....
* UNIQUE: Marble comes in an extremely wide range of colors, and offers wonderful veining. No two pieces of marble are ever alike. In fact, part of this natural stone’s beauty is that its irregularities will make any floor, wall or other surface, unique and “alive”. Prized for its timeless style, texture and high-gloss polish along with a rich palette of beautiful colors. Available in solids or dramatic veined varieties, marble may be carved or sculpted in many ways, making it one of the most versatile decorative stones
* SOPHISTICATED: Marble is often favored for added sophistication to a particular setting.
* AFFORDABLE: Often seen as a symbol of luxury, modern technology brings beautiful marble products even to budget-conscious homeowners.
* BEAUTIFUL: Marble is considered the most beautiful of stones.
Applications of Marble
In residential environments, for example, marble is widely used in entrance ways, living rooms (especially around a fireplace), bathrooms walls & floors, bathroom vanity tops & shower walls, as well as surrounding bathtubs. Marble is also very popular with furniture (modern and antique furnishings) and has countless applications with simple ornaments, such as vases, bookends, candle holders and many more.
Marble is less desirable material for kitchen counters because it can be vulnerable to mild acids commonly found in kitchen and bar settings. But marble is well suited for wet area applications like bathrooms, showers, decks, interior wall cladding. Marble is ideal for foyers, bathrooms, floors and fireplace hearth