Marble is widely used to create an elegant look for benchtops, fireplaces and flooring. When marble is properly maintained it will look luxurious for many years, enhancing your home’s beauty and value.
Marble is a relatively soft stone that forms within the earth’s crust via the process of metamorphosis. It is not a layered stone, like slate, which actually makes marble a type of rock, specifically classified as “non-foliated metamorphic.” Marble is mostly formed when limestone reacts to the extremely hot temperatures existing underground, and not as a result of directional pressure.
When polished marble is newly installed it is basically raw and since there is nothing protecting the surface it is prone to being scratched and marred from foot traffic and it will also become easily stained. This is why marble needs to be protected if you want to maintain its beauty and lustre.