A stone composed of carbonate minerals, calcite and dolomite, usually containing fossils.

The boundary with limestones is vague as the characteristics of a marble have been formed by heat and pressure applied to limestone.

The colours found in marble are due to the presence of various metals and the mineral compositions they have formed over time.

Marbles are subdivided by colour and pattern.

They are often named after the region that they are quarried in; this is especially the case with French marbles.

The imitation of marble comes to the fore when an object could otherwise not have the features of the marble or when a marble is desired from and old, exhausted quarry.

The decorator has to understand the qualities of the marble they are trying to imitate.

Then to filter them with; balance, tone, composition and mood to create the desired effect. To adjust what nature has shown us to create a harmonious whole.
White Carrara Certfontaine Grande Antique Italian Griotte Levanto Algerian Yellow Onyx Pavonazzo Portor Yellow Sienna