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Marble

Marble has been used in the patios of Caesar, in the palaces of Europe, and throughout the world in more recent times. Marble is admired in residential and commercial areas, such as foyers, hallways, fireplaces, furniture pieces and most prominently in bathrooms.

Marble is a metamorphic rock resulting from metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, either dolostone or limestone. This metamorphic process causes a total recrystallization of actual rock into an interlocking mosaic of calcite and dolomite crystals. The temperatures and pressure required to shape marble normally destroy any fossils and sedimentary textures available in the original rock.

Marble is well-known in making fine art; overall, it is admired for its refined, royal appearance. Marble is recognized for its flexibility in the making of relics from sculptures to tributes, and wall tiles and floor tiles.

 

Origins of Marble

Marble is an intermediate or coarse-grained calcite, which has metamorphosed from limestone. Marble comes in white, grey, pink, green, black, and brown to name just a few colors. The surface pattern can even appear as flames, patches or stripes. Marble that contains calcite with dolomite is known as dolomite marble.

Marble is a "virtual" of limestone, being a derivative from that meticulous stone, and having gone through further heat and pressure deep in the earth over the course of millions of years. Marble is known as a metamorphic rock, having been subject to heat and pressure to the point where various fossilized materials, with limestone and sundry minerals, have become re-crystallized.

This process actually changes the rock from limestone to marble. This naturally decorative material is distinguished by vein-like patterns that differ depending on the minerals and the quantities of those minerals that were present during the re-crystallization process of the original limestone parent rock. These patterns offer the exclusive look known to many, as well as the rich range of colors that are some of the most lively available in any natural stone.

Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of extremely pure limestones. The characteristic whirl and layer of many colored marble varieties are normally due to various mineral impurities such as clay, sand, silt, chert or iron oxides which were originally present in the limestone layers. These various impurities have been mobilized and recrystallized by the powerful pressure and heat by metamorphism.

 

The colors represented here are a sampling of available materials. Additional colors are available.

  Marble Samples
 
Botticino Classico marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Botticino Classico
Botticino Fiorito marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Botticino Fiorito
Breccia Oniciata marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Breccia Oniciata
Irish Connemarble marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Irish Connemarble
Empress Green marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Empress Green
St. Laurent marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
St. Laurent
Thassos White marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Thassos White
Venetino marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Venetino
White Carrara marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
White Carrara
Statuary White marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Statuary White
Rosso Levanto marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Rosso Levanto
Negro Marquina marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Negro Marquina
Noisette Fleuri marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Noisette Fleuri
Palissandra Blue marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Palissandra Blue
Rojo Alicante marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Rojo Alicante
Black & Gold marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Black & Gold
Calacatta marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Calacatta
Crema Marfil marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Crema Marfil
Dark Emperador marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Dark Emperador
Green Tweed marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Green Tweed
Light Emperador marble in Houston offered by Cangelosi
Light Emperador
     

 

 
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