When limestone re-crystallises under intense geological pressure and heat, Marble is formed. Large, course grains of calcite are formed by fossilized materials, along with carbonates. Marble stone has long been valued for its beauty and strength and its ability to achieve a ‘mirror like’ finish when polished. It has been widely used for centuries in commercial buildings, monuments, sculptures and residential houses.
Marble has been valued for thousands of years for its rich palette of beautiful colours and appearance. Typical marble uses include: Bathroom vanity tops, kitchen bench tops, splashbacks, tile flooring, wall cladding, fireplaces, marble bars, marble stairs. It is suitable for commercial and domestic applications.
Marble’s hardness allows it to be polished to a smooth, bright, shining surface. However, marble typically has lines and veins running throughout it. This look is what is typically referred to as “marbling.” The lines and veins are from silt, sand, clay and other impurities that were in the original limestone from which the marble was formed.
Marble can be cut and polished in many different ways; with the latest CNC machine technology almost anything is possible, from a simple polished ogee edge to a 3 dimensional motif carved in the face.