Learn About Marble
CHARACTERISTICS OF MARBLE
Marble tile is a natural stone that gives homes and business a timeless and elegant appeal. It is used on flooring, showers, countertops, backsplashes and other decorative surfaces. It is a metamorphic rock that begins as limestone and changes as a result of intense pressure from the heat and chemical fluids below the earth’s crust. These extreme conditions alter the texture and composition of the stone, resulting in the limestone-to-marble transition. The stone never leaves its solid form throughout this process.
Most of today’s marble is found in many parts of the world. In the United States, it is mined in Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont.
Being calcium-based stones, marble, travertine, and limestone are sensitive to acidic products and can become dulled or etched by food, drink, and certain cleaning products. Avoid cleaning products you would not use on your hands or are not specifically made for natural stone.
Marble comes in many different color variations and its veining patterns make it very unique. Marble has a high-polished finish from the factory and also comes in tumbled form, giving it a more rustic look. Marble is a porous stone and should be sealed properly to help prevent staining.
Our process for cleaning marble consists of using appropriate equipment and machinery, as well as hand washing the corners, edges, and hard-to-reach areas. We use a combination of neutral ph cleaners and degreasers that are safe for your stone, your family and the environment. We ensure the most thorough and detailed cleaning possible. Improper or aggressive cleaning can cause damage by opening the pores of the stone, making it more susceptible to staining from pet accidents, dirty mop water, spills, and grime/asphalt from shoe traffic. Our 18+ years of experience with marble and knowledge of the stone itself will avoid these issues.
As with all of our work, our technicians move most furniture, excluding breakable and smaller items. We pay close attention to detail and ensure there is no dust and no mess created. We are extremely careful not to cause any damage to adjacent surfaces such as walls, baseboards, cabinets, appliances and carpets.