A Few Facts About Marble

There are few materials either natural or man-made that offer the luster and beauty of marble, and if this is what you’re after then we’ve got a great selection for you.

If on the other hand you’re looking for a heavy duty serving surface that can stand up to lots of spills and heavy duty cleaning then marble may not be the best bet.

The reason? Marble originates from limestone in a geological process known as metamorphism — that is — a change in composition caused by extreme heat or pressure. And like limestone, which is most often formed from the decomposition of living organisms, marble is very susceptible to corrosion from excessive exposure to water or acidic liquids like orange juice.

If it’s a heavy duty stone surface you’re looking for then we recommend either granite or soapstone.