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Marble

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 (CaCO3) 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 crystal. A related rock, dolomitic marble, is produced when dolostone is subjected to heat and pressure. After being sanded with progressively finer abrasives, marble can be polished to a high luster

Marble is used extensively for flooring, walls, bench tops, splashbacks, stairs treads, columns, and vanities. Marble is more delicate than other stones but when cared for correctly will provide you with lasting beauty.

Marble isn’t just marble. Every slab is distinct, some more subtly grained while others are vividly expressive. No matter your preference in pattern, a recently popular trend towards book-matched marble—the use of two mirror-image marble slabs, set side by side on the same surface like the pages of an open book—is the material at its most statement-making.