Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock, known for its beauty. It is formed when intense heat and pressure beneath the earth’s surface cause limestone to recrystallize. Foreign substances and minerals often enter the stone during this process, resulting in an infinite variety of colors, textures, and veining. No two pieces of marble are exactly alike; each piece is one of a kind.
Marbles and granites are quarried throughout the world in the form of huge blocks, some weighing up to 20 tons. These blocks are cut into slabs that are generally ¾” or 1 ¼” thick and the faces are polished to a specified finish. These slabs are then carefully packed and shipped to the fabricators who will process the stone into the final product.