What Is a Marble Countertop Made Of?
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.
Marble Adds Value & Won’t Depreciate
Marble can light up a room. It has a way of reflecting and amplifying light. It’s elegant, cool, bright and lovely to work on. It’s easy to clean too. The lighter colors are extremely desirable but there are risks. Etching, scratches and staining are very possible so careful consideration is advised.
Prepare the surface by removing all dirt, grime, grease, waxes and stains with a commercial stone cleaner so that you don’t force them deeper into the surface when polishing the marble. The following article from HowToCleanThings.com offers simple and easy-to-follow tips on how to clean marble in your home. Make sure you know how to properly clean and polish marble so you can keep your marble beautiful and long-lasting.