Marble is a metamorphic limestone. High heat (temperatures in excess of 1800ºF) and pressure will crystallize, resulting in limestone. The crystalline structure allows the marble to take high polish which brings out the color of other trace elements in the stone. These products will have variation in color and veining from tile to tile or from slab to slab.
Limitations: As a general rule, marble is not used for kitchen counters due to the possibility of staining from acidic products found in food preparation. Cooking items such as wine, pasta sauce or fruit juices, can cause damage to the stone that sealers cannot protect.
Green and Black marble require 100% solid epoxy adhesives for installation as these stones contain minerals and such that will cause tile warping from the use of water-based adhesives.