Marble The Woodlands, TX


Marble is simply limestone that has been compressed and/or heated deep within the earth's crust. Unlike granite, marble was never molten rock, but it may have been heated and squeezed enough for the limestone grains to bend and flow. It is also made up of only one mineral, calcite, a relatively soft mineral with a hardness of "3". Calcite is a common mineral, in fact, almost all limestones and nearly all seashells are made of it. However, it does not occur in granite. Because marble is made entirely of calcite, it is much softer than granite.

Marble is a metamorphic rock. It was once limestone, but over time, the combination of intense heat and pressure caused the limestone to re-crystallize. Foreign substances often entered the stone during this process, creating an infinite variety of colors, asters, and veining. Like snowflakes, no two pieces are exactly alike.

Since marble is softer than granite, it isn't quite as worry-free. Because it's soft, it is a less stain-resistant surface, and it should be treated like a fine piece of wood. Spills should be wiped up immediately. With a marble countertop, coasters should be placed under beverage glasses to avoid staining and etching. Marble is especially susceptible to damage from citric acids, alcohols and oils. With proper care, its beauty will last for generations.

Everything You Should Know About Marble
Although created deep within the earth millions of years ago, the process that formed it is quite different than granite. Marble is quarried throughout the world in the form of huge blocks, some weighing up to 20 tons. These blocks are cut into slabs that are generally 2cm to 3cm thick, and the faces are polished to the specified finish. These marble slabs are then carefully crated and shipped to the fabricators who will process them into the final product. Because each block is different and each slab is different, your marble countertop is unique, unlike anything else in the world.

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Does Marble Require Special Care?
Marble is easier to maintain than you would expect. Warm water, mild dishwashing liquid and a soft cloth clean up most spills on both surfaces.

Routine maintenance on a marble countertop should include cleaning with clear, warm water and mild (no lemon, vinegar or other acidic additives) dishwashing detergent. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.


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Marble . . .

is the most elegant and luxurious of stones, and its beauty will last for generations. It is versatile enough for use throughout the home and shines best in the bath. You can use it on almost every surface, including vanities, shower walls, tub, decks, and flooring.