MARBLE

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Marble is formed by the combination of limestone, heat and pressure, deep in the crust of the earth. These forces cause the limestone to change in texture and makeup. The process is called re-crystallization. Fossilized materials in the limestone, along with its original carbonate materials, re-crystallize and form large, coarse grains of calcite.

Impurities present in the limestone during the re-crystallization period affect the mineral composition of the marble which is formed. The minerals that result from impurities give marble a wide variety of colours. 

WHAT IS MARBLE

Marble has been used by man for centuries, mostly for buildings and monuments and sculpturing, but also inside buildings for cladding, as floor or wall tiles, benches and even countertops amongst various others.

In modern day use marble is not necessarily always the best material for high traffic areas such as kitchens or commercial floors, nor exterior applications, due to fact that it is softer, and scratches easier than granite, and that its colour fades because of UV damage. It is perfect though for use as vanity countertops in bathrooms, in tiling and cladding of walls, and even the tiling of floors in domestic houses. It brings immense beauty, elegance and sophistication to any bathroom or indoor living space. There are many a beautiful marble slabs to choose from on the the market today.

USES

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Marble and onyx should ideally be cleaned with natural stone cleansers. To prolong the need for resealing marble, use a wax-based product or furniture polish approximately twice a week.  


WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CLEAN MARBLE?

Due to their porous nature, marble can stain.  Should your marble countertop get stained, follow this procedure:

  • Create a paste with plaster of Paris and bleach
  • Cover and seal the area with plastic cling wrap
  • Leave the covered paste for 24 hours and then remove.




WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF STUBBORN STAINS ON MARBLE?

HOW OFTEN DOES MARBLE NEED TO BE RESEALED?

Marble is very sensitive and should be resealed every 6 months. High-gloss marble provides the most resilient finish, as it creates a less porous surface than usual.


GENERAL CARE AND MAINTENANCE FOR MARBLE

• Do not sit, stand or kneel on your counter.
• Do not cut directly on the surface as scratching will occur.
• Do not drop heavy objects onto the surface.
• Using a trivet for resting hot objects away from your surface is      recommended.
• Do not use abrasive cleaners.
• Do not forcefully scrub any area of the countertop. 
• Do not allow water to pool around sinks and faucets areas for    prolonged periods of time.

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