Marble is amongst the most favored natural stones for various exterior and interior projects like countertops for kitchens and bathrooms. It is a metamorphic rock that forms under the earth. Layers and layers of limestone and calcium carbonate when subjected to heat and pressure, emerge as amazingly attractive natural stone.
A combination of various mineral deposits, such as silt, clay, sand, iron oxides, or chert create natural black and white swirls throughout the stone. Large blocks of this stone are quarried, cut, and used for a range of applications including countertops.
Marble is prefixed with various names such as Calacatta, Borghini, Carrara, Statutario, Emperador, and Crema Marfil. These names tell you where the marble was quarried. Italy, Spain, and Greece are the primary sources of marble. When you start looking, you will find there is a wide variation in marble countertops cost, and the rarer varieties are more expensive.