"Marble" is derived from Latin word "Marmar" which comes from the Greek root "Marmarous" meaning a shining stone. Marble is a nonfoliated metamorphic rock resulting from the metamorphism of limestone. Commercially, marble is any crystalline rock composed predominantly of calcite, dolomite or serpentine, having 3-4 hardness, which can be excavated as blocks and can be sawn into marble slabs and marble tiles. Marble is used for wall cladding, roofing and flooring and a variety of other interior and exterior applications.
Marble is one of the most versatile materials discovered by man. Its elegance and durability make it a prime choice for many and varied uses. However, the three principal uses of marble are construction, interior decoration and sculpture.
As a construction material Marble fits in perfectly in modern building designs due to its clean ascetically pleasing architectonic style. It combines well with ceramics, wood and other common construction materials. Marble is very durable, and can be used in high traffic areas like staircases and hallways.
As a construction material, Marble is easy to use, clean and maintain. Marble tiles can be applied over almost any surface. They can be cut to fit specific measurements and if well applied are perfectly adaptable to humid environments.