Perhaps no other stone is better known for its timeless beauty than marble. Used for Millenia by different civilisations for sculpture and the construction of homes and public buildings, marble is itself a natural wonder, with every block showing unique qualities and imperfections. Marble was the favoured material of Ancient Greek and Roman sculptors and their Renaissance counterparts, while the external edifice of the Taj Mahal is clad entirely in white marble.
Today, marble has come to signify luxury, refinement and good taste. As a building material it is most often used for kitchen bench-tops, vanities, as a wall covering and for floor tiles. Slightly softer than granite or quartzite, regular sealing can protect marble surfaces over the longterm.