Marble Stone Types

Published: 13th March 2009
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Marble refers to a metamorphic rock formed by alteration of limestone or dolomite, often irregularly colored by impurities. Marble composed mostly of calcite, a crystalline form of calcium carbonate, CaCO3. It is widely used for sculpture, as a building material, and in many other architectural applications. The word 'marble' is colloquially used to refer to many other stones that are capable of taking a high polish. Marbles comes in different colors such as black, red, gray, white, pink, green and mottled and banded etc.

It is a hard wearing beautiful product and is heavy, as it comes in slab form commonly. Marble is generally used for roofing, flooring, wall cladding, and all other interior and exterior application. There is a wide categorization of marble stone types including different type of tiles, chips, blocks etc. This stone works perfectly for decorating home, office and other places very elegantly.

Most of the marble products are rectangular in shape but they come in various sizes. For example marble tiles, marble slabs and marble blocks are rectangular and flat in shape. On the other hand marble chips and marble floor tiles come in different shapes. Marble chips are small pieces of marble that have no definite shape as they often occur naturally. Marble chips are used to give parks, gardens or landscapes an exiting and cool look. One need not use any special product to fix these marble chips as these can easily be spread over the area that one wants to cover.

Marble tiles are made in an array of size and thickness. Marble tiles can be used in the houses or in the gardens (outdoors) because of their long term strength. Marble slabs are flat in shape and have small thickness. Marble steps and Marble floor tiles are available in various shapes and small sizes so that they can be used on house floors, stairs and various other places. Marble blocks came in large sizes and are very durable. Marble blocks are mostly used for various exterior purposes.

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