Composition of Marble
It primarily consists of calcite, clay minerals, mica, quartz, pyrite, iron oxides, and graphite in its composition. The recrystallization of calcite in limestone forms a rock with interlocking calcite crystals. A related rock called the dolomite marble is formed when the dolostone is exposed to heat and pressure. Recrystallization of the rock changes the texture of the rock. It is a light coloured rock formed from limestone. There are different types of marble depending on the nature of the impurity. Marble with impurities can appear bluish, gray, pink, yellow, or black in colour. A pure calcite marble is white, whereas hematite is red, one withlimoniteis yellow, and serpentine is green.
Natural characteristics of Marble worktop
Kitchen worktops made out of it are heat resistant; they not only look good but are durable too. It is a porous stone; therefore, proper sealing is recommended to avoid the problem of staining or absorption of liquids on black marble or white marble worktops. The stunning stone is masked by this property although sealers are available to prevent any damage. Natural forces like snow, rain, wind, and pollutants may have an effect on the appearance and reliability of the natural stone. The real marble stone is adored over the engineered stone for the unique pattern and veining for the marble effect are not precisely imitated by man-made slabs.
Maintenance of Marble Worktop
The polish of the surface can be restored and maintained to a substantial degree using polishing powder and buffing pads. Wiping the marble worktops of the natural material with warm water and the pH-neutral solution is a recommended practice to immediately and quickly destain the Kitchen worktops in case of spills of liquids like Red wine, oil, or deeply pigmented food. Avoid chopping on the marble counter and use board especially when dealing with acidic foods like lemon juice which causes etching of the marble slabs.
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