Marble is the product of limestone that has been crystallized from changes in pressure and temperature. The primary element of this stone is calcite, which is the most widely distributed mineral on the earth’s surface.
The word “marble” stems from the Greek marmaros “shining stone”. Because of its beauty and elegance, marble is a popular choice for counter tops, floor and fireplace surrounds; although, marble is much softer than granite or engineered stone.
Marble works beautifully especially in the bath where the veining patterns and colors can create exquisite designs. However, it is sensitive to acidic foods such as vinegar, lemon juice, tomatoes and wine. Therefore, marble is less durable in highly utilized areas.