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Marble

Marble is part of the large family of metamorphic rocks. Marble is derived from limestone and exists in several different colours. Marble stands out thanks to its veins, also known as marbling, and is unique thanks to the style of these striations which are generally a different colour from the surrounding rock sheet. Since the first deposits were found, marble has been highly popular in the world of Art. Marble is a rare and delicate substance, therefore modelling this exceptional rock requires the outstanding skills of a master. Marble was used for ornamental purposes for the first time in Ancient Greece. Later, bit by bit, marble was more widely used until both sculptors and architects swore exclusively by this noble substance. The reputation of marble rapidly spread beyond the borders of Greece, reaching Rome and beyond. Thanks to its quintessence, prestige and unique style, Marble was selected for the creation of masterpieces that have marked history . Marble is particularly present in the Acropolis, Hagia Sophia, the Château de Versailles, the Taj Mahal and the Arche de la Défense. The key thing to remember about marble is that it a porous rock. Shiny in its natural state, it loses its sheen over time. Regular and careful care is necessary to avoid this inconvenience. What is great about marble is its resistant nature, which makes it conducive to being polished. Polishing leaves marble smooth and shiny, highlighting its natural colour while nicely masking the veins and other irregularities. However, it is important to remember that polished marble is not suitable for floorings in halls or other busy areas. Marble can indeed prove slippery, and frequent use would require demanding care to ensure that the flooring retains its sheen. Marble deposits have been used since the dawn of time. Marble deposits have been mined since the dawn of time. The prospecting of marble was a common thing as of Antiquity and the rocks were exported even in the early days. In the Roman era, other marble deposits were discovered and the famous Italian quarries in Carrara were mined for the first time, as were the Portuguese Alentejo marble quarries. As the centuries passed by, new marble deposits were prospected and new variants were found. Belgian black marble and Royal red marble made their appearance. Robust, aesthetically pleasing and diversified, marble is a highly popular surface material. However, marble and its many variants can also be used for other purposes, such as wall coatings, slabs, working surfaces for different furnishings or units (drawers, tables, stands, sideboards, etc.) and even for making sculptures.