What is it?
Marble is a metamorphic rock that has ‘morphed’ from one type of rock into another, over millions of years, under many tons of immense pressure deep beneath the earth’s surface. Humankind has an enduring relationship with marble, dating back to times of antiquity. In folklore, it is associated with purity, immortality and educational achievement.
What are its main advantages?
Marble cuts and shapes well, and its superb engineering properties make it perfect for a wide range of applications, no matter how complex. For thousands of years, marble has been widely regarded as the definitive stone for eye-catching beauty and magnificence and nothing has changed. If granite is the king of kitchens, then marble is the queen of bathrooms.
What are its disadvantages?
Marble is more porous than granite, and can stain. Therefore, we don’t recommend it for use in kitchens. If you do plan to use marble in kitchens, you will need to take more care with spillages and food deposits. Acidic ingredients like lemon juice and vinegar, if left, will corrode marble.
What colours are available?
Marble comes in a wide range of muted and vivid colours, including pure black and pure white.
What finishes are available?
Marble can be either highly polished or have a matt finish (honed).