Marble is a metamorphic limestone. High heat and pressure will crystalize limestone,
resulting in marble. This heat and pressure combined with the flow of water in the
Earth’s crust over millions of years, results in the wide veining characteristics and color
variations found in it. The crystaline structure allows the marble to take a
high polish, bringing out the color of the other trace elements in the stone. It
is generally harder than limestone and travertine, but softer than granite.
Limitations: It is not recommended for kitchen counters due to the possibility of
staining from acidic products found in food preparations. Cooking items such as wine,
pasta sauce, and fruit juices can cause damage to the stone that sealers cannot protect.