Marble

Starting at $35 per sq. ft

Marble is composed mostly of calcite which is a popular building material. At KR Tile & Stone, we offer a variety of beautiful marble slabs that you are bound to love.
The material marble should be used for mantels, fireplace surrounds, foyers, and for floors and countertops that don’t usually make contact with substances that are acidic. The reason for that is because the crystals located inside of the marble are prone to damage from the acidic liquids. In order to prevent staining one must add a sealant to the marble, this will also allow the marble to maintain its attractiveness.

For your kitchen or bathroom:

Marble tends to be much softer than granite or other materials so it’s vulnerable to stains. In order to clean the marble, you will need a neutral cleaner, stone soap or a mild liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water. Then use a soft cloth for best results. Remember not to use too much of the cleaner or soap while cleaning the marble because it may cause a film residue and cause streaking to occur on your marble sculpture. Stay away from products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble. Always rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and after the surface has been cleaned dry the surface with a soft cloth.

Fun Facts!

Did you know that marble was preferably suited for monolithic columns and supporting structures in public, private, and religious buildings? It’s capable of bearing massive weight!
Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures used marble thousands of years ago.
Marble is similar to granite! The minerals that result from impurities is what gives marble a wide variety of colors. Marble that has limonite is yellow, and marble with serpentine is green. Marble containing hematite has a reddish color. The purest calcite marble is white. Extremely pure calcite marble is used for most statues. This kind of marble is luminous; light penetrates a short distance below the surface of the marble before it is reflected.