Marble is another popular choice of different countertop materials, and has been a sign of luxury and prestige for centuries. Commercially, any stone that can be polished is also known as marble, with the exception of granite. This includes serpentine, travertine, limestone and onyx.
Often called “green” marble, serpentine marble is not actually marble but looks very similar and is more stain- and spill-proof than marble.The most popular marbles come from Carrara, Italy. These include Carrara (from which Michelangelo sculpted his Statue of David) to Calacatta, Statuary, and White Venatino. Spain is also a source for well-known marbles such as Crema Marfil and Emperador Dark. However, many countries around the world have marble quarries, including the United States, which is where we buy our popular Danby line. Marbles are not as hard or scratch-resistant as granites or quartzites, but they are still commonly used for countertops. It’s hard to beat the beauty and natural look of a true marble!
Whether used for tile floors, countertops or bathroom remodels, marble is the stone of choice for making a lasting impression. Unique Stone Concepts has an unprecedented selection of the finest marble slabs from around the world. Our vast inventory includes a variety of styles and colors that will be sure to match your design project. Our six locations – St. Louis, MO, Kansas City, KS, Omaha, NE, Indianapolis, IN, Columbus, OH, and Cincinnati, OH – allow you to browse freely to find the perfect marble for your needs.
Appearance – Marble comes in a wide variety of colors and with different vein colors and sizes.
Features – Natural marble is very hard, making it a versatile choice. However, it’s important to protect marble from water, spills and stains.
Care– Clean up any water or spills on marble as quickly as possible and consider adding a sealant. Do not use marble in high-traffic areas of the home where dirt, sand or other particles may grind into the marble, which can permanently damage or mark the stone. Never leave a chemical, citric or acidic item or substance on the marble. Clean marble with a clean, slightly damp cloth and then dry with a soft towel. Avoid bleach, acidic cleaners or any abrasive household cleaners with marble, as etching and dullness may occur.