Marble consists chiefly of calcite or dolomite, or a combination of these carbonate minerals. Marbles are basically metamorphosed limestones. It has similar characteristics to limestones and is typically used on the same applications. However, marbles are almost always more aesthetically valuable and available in much wider ranges of colours.
Marble has been highly valued for its beauty, strength, and resistance to fire and erosion. It is a stone widely used in buildings, monuments, and sculptures. Large blocks of coloured marbles are used for columns, floors, and other parts of buildings. It is suitable for wall-cladding, flooring and all other interior and exterior applications.