Maintenance can be difficult, but that doesn’t stop marble from being the most coveted counter top material in the world. Where does this beautiful material come from? The answer may surprise you; marble is the result of large amounts of heat and pressure placed on the not-too-popular rock, limestone.
Marble is most commonly known to come from Italy, but there are also marble locations in China, India, Spain and even the United States. The type of marble used in counter tops is referred to as construction marble. It is able to be polished because of its calcite composure, making it ideal for use as a building stone.
After choosing the construction marble that will best fit your home and lifestyle, pieces are cut to fit the specific dimensions then polished. After final inspection, the pieces, or slabs, are shipped off to be installed and become a part of your home.