has both scientific and commercial definitions. Scientific
Definition: marble was once limestone that achieved metamorphosis
from intense pressures and high temperatures within the earth. This altered
its crystalline structure and introduced other minerals that produced the
valuable colors and veining.
Commercial Definition: any stone capable of taking a polish (with the exception of granite) is known as marble. This includes travertine, onyx, serpentine and limestone.
Most common uses:
Interior and exterior wall cladding, Interior and exterior paving, Fireplace facing and hearth, Lavatory tops, Residential & Commercial counter tops, Table Tops, Statuary, Novelty items, Many non architectural uses, such as tooth paste, paint whiting, agricultural lime, etc.