A marble slab is a piece of marble, a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals. A marble slab is cut in a specific size, thickness, and shape according to its utilization area, such as flooring, kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, kitchen backsplashes, and so on.
Although marble is considered a soft stone, marble slabs and tiles can become highly durable with today’s technology and processing methods. Although marble’s porous surface makes it prone to permanent stains, scratches, and bacterial growth, regular sealing and a careful and daily cleaning routine will ensure the longevity of marble. Accordingly, once the maintenance requirements are followed appropriately, marble is a durable stone that guarantees preserved beauty and excellent practicality.
Monuments, artworks, sculptures, and buildings are examples of using marble in various areas. Besides, marble has an important place in interior decoration, such as kitchen countertops, kitchen islands, backsplashes, flooring, wall claddings, fireplaces, furniture like dining or coffee tables, accessories like bowls, picture frames, trays, and so on.
What is known as “engineered marble countertops” is actually quartz countertops that mimic the look of marble countertops. However, marble is a natural stone, not an engineered one, like quartz.
Being recycled by processing crushed natural stone through pressing, heating, and bending with resin, marble-looking quartz countertops are differentiated from natural marble countertops with their non-porous surface. This non-porous surface makes these marble-looking quartz countertops resistant to moisture, scratches, and stains, saving them the requirement of regular sealing.