Marble Information

Things to know about marble

A recrystallized limestone that formed when the limestone softened from heat and pressure and recrystallized into marble where mineral change occurred. The main consistency is calcium and dolomite. Ranges in many colors and is usually heavily veined and shows lots of grains. Hardness rates from 2.5 to 5 on the MOH Scale.

How is Marble Produced? ↓

Marble is what's known as a metamorphic rock. It was once limestone, but over time, with the combination of heat and pressure caused the limestone to re-crystallize. During this stage is often when foreign substances entered the stone creating a wide range of colors, textures, and veining.

Marble Quick Facts ↓

  • Usually an ideal surface for bathroom applications
  • Is somewhat softer than granite
  • Needs to be cared for as you would a fine wood surface.
  • Marble is especially susceptible to damage from citric acids, alcohols and oils.
  • We recommend that a penetrating sealant be applied on a twice-yearly basis to help protect the marble from damage.

Natural Stone Maintenance  ››

Athena Restoration is proud of its 3-Step Process which is based on an eco-friendly vapor cleaning – a powerful cleaning device that uses very little water and electricity to clean, sanitize and deodorize virtually any surface without chemicals.

We care about providing you and your family safe, chemical-free treatments.

Marble Durability ↓

Being somewhat softer than granite, marble needs to be looked after with a bit more attention. Marble is usually found more in low traffic areas such as bathrooms, credenza tops, etc.

  • It has a softer, less stain-resistant surface than granite and it should be treated like a fine piece of wood.
  • Spills should wiped up immediately, and coasters should be placed under beverage glasses to prevent staining and etching.
  • Take precautions to avoid scratching the stone.
  • Marble is especially susceptible to damage from citric acids, alcohols and oils. With proper care, its beauty will last for generations.