Barry & Carol
At Marble 2 Marvel we offer an extensive range of marble for a host of applications. From kitchen countertops to bathrooms sinks and flooring there is a style and colour of marble to suit all tastes. Whether your job is a small bathroom sink or a train station platform – we can help.
If you know what you want or if you are looking for advice on the marble, or other stone products we offer, then the best thing to do is get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.
What is Marble
Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists use the term “marble” to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however, stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material. Marble is a rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, most commonly limestone or dolomite rock. Metamorphism causes variable recrystallization of the original carbonate mineral grains. The resulting marble rock is typically composed of an interlocking mosaic of carbonate crystals. Primary sedimentary textures and structures of the original carbonate rock (protolith) have typically been modified or destroyed. Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure (silicate-poor) limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic swirls and veins of many colored marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, iron oxides, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. Green coloration is often due to serpentine resulting from originally high magnesium limestone or dolostone with silica impurities. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the intense pressure and heat of the metamorphism.
How & Where can Marble be used?
Marble can be used in the following applications:
- Bathroom Counter Tops
- Wall coverings
- Vanity Tops
- Shower Rooms
- Reception Counters
- Sinks and Trough Basins