Marble is a natural stone that has been used as a building material for thousands of years. Emperors and artists — from Julius Caesar to Michelangelo — have used marble in the greatest buildings and works of art ever created. Marble is a metamorphic rock that can be found all over the world, and it comes in colors ranging from white to blue to pink to gray. The finest marble is translucent and you can see the artistic touch of the Earth in each piece.
Marble has natural veining that runs through the stone. Each piece of marble is unique because it's the product of geological processes, so the marble is available in an almost infinite variety of colors and patterns. Marble is one of the most beautiful natural stones available.
Marble is strong and resistant to heat. It's a metamorphic rock, after all. But marble is porous and will stain easily. Marble is also susceptible to etching from acidic liquids like vinegar and lemon juice.