Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Marble is typically not foliated, although there are exceptions. In geology, the term “marble” refers to metamorphosed limestone, but its use in stonemasonry more broadly encompasses unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble can actually cost less than other natural stone countertop. The cost can vary depending on the exact type and thickness chosen, marble is often less expensive than granite or quartz.
Even though quartz countertop attempt to imitate the look of marble, the distinct look of Marble is only limited. Since marble was created from sedimentary dolomite or limestone rock through a natural process, each piece is unique in appearance. The wide range of hues and colours and the proportional mix of minerals in the original limestone. The beautiful and distinctive veining this stone is known for comes from impurities trapped in the limestone when earth’s extreme heat and pressure transformed it into marble.
Marble has long been favored by chefs because it stays cool, making it ideal for rolling out pastry. Marble does not catch fire or burn, but it’s wise to maintain the finish by not placing a hot pan or pot on the. When it’s expertly installed and properly sealed and maintained, you can expect to enjoy the beauty of marble for a lifetime.
At Mahan Counter Top Ltd. our Marble selection comes from industries foremost brands including West Coast Granite, Hari stones Limited, C&S Tile-Margranite, Cambria and more.
If you have any questions about our marble countertop contact us for a consultation and a free estimate.