What Is Marble?

Marble is a metamorphic rock formed when limestone is exposed to high temperatures and pressures. Marble forms under such conditions because the calcite forming the limestone recrystallises forming a denser rock consisting of roughly equigranular calcite crystals. The variety of colours exhibited by marble are a consequence of minor amounts of impurities being incorporated with the calcite during metamorphism. While marble can appear superficially similar to quartzite, a piece of marble will be able to be scratched by a metal blade, and marble will fizz on contact with dilute hydrochloric acid.

Marble has both a scientific and commercial definition. Scientifically, marble was once limestone that achieved metamorphosis from intense pressures and high temperatures within the earth. This altered its crystalline structure and introduced other minerals that produced the valuable colors and veining. Commercially, any stone capable of taking a polish (with the exception of granite) is known as marble. This includes travertine, onyx, serpentine and limestone. Precious Marble is found in the mountainous of Pakistan and among some other countries worldwide.

What Is The Properties?

Marble is a precious ornamental stone used by man very early in history. It could be said that marble quarrying and processing industries belong to the oldest industries of the world. Today, marble is a differentiated product that is internationally traded. The price and value of marble depends on one hand on its natural characteristics (like quality, type and color) and on the other hand on technological processing (giving it a special shape, polish, size and thickness). Hence, the production of marble can be considered as

(1) highly differentiated,

(2) strongly dependent on level of technology use. In the civil construction marble is mainly used for staircase steps, floor tiles, wall cladding etc.

However, by simply using cutting boards and proper sealant, scratching and staining issues can be prevented, and etching is more of a reality


  • Marble is a popular choice of different countertop materials.
  • Commercially, any stone that can be polished is also known as marble, with the exception of granite. This includes serpentine, travertine, limestone, and onyx.
  • Often called the “green” marble, serpentine marble is not actually marble but looks very similar and is more stain- and spill-proof than marble.
  • Appearance: Marble comes in a wide variety of colors and with different veining and sizes.
  • Beneficial Features: Natural marble is very hard, making it a versatile choice. Even so, owners must be sure to protect marble from water, spills, and stains.
  • Care Instructions: Clean up any water or spills on marble as quickly as possible and consider adding a sealant. Do not use marble in high traffic areas of the home where dirt, sand or other particles may grind into the marble, which can permanently damage or mark the stone.
  • Never leave a chemical, citric, or acidic item or substance on your marble.
  • Clean marble with a clean, slightly damp cloth and then dry with a soft towel. Avoid bleach, acidic cleaners, or any abrasive household cleaners on marble, as etching and dullness may occur.


What Are Benefits?

Solves occasional mismatches between pairs. It offers peace and tranquility to houses that are often quarreled and discussed. However, it keeps nerves and excitement away from people’s bodies. This stone, which appealing central nervous system of body with its bioenergy, allows to keep excessive reactions under control. From this point of view, it would be right to say that it gives relief to heart.