Marble derives from the Greek word màrmaron meaning ‘crystalline rock, shining stone’.
Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, mainly calcite (limestone) or dolomite. Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of very pure limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic grey swirls that you often associate with marble, are due to mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand or iron oxides. Other impurities can result in further colours such as green – serpentine, red – hematite and yellow – limonite.
Why choose marble?
Marble has been used in kitchens for decades due mainly to its beauty and original worktops can still be found in some Victorian homes today. If looked after with a little care and attention, marble can be the perfect long term choice for kitchen worktops. Its smooth, cool surface make it popular with pastry and confectionery chefs alike.
A few simple steps can help you protect your marble worktops for many years to come. Use a trivet for hot pots and pans, a chopping board when cutting up foods and be careful when using acids and ensure you clear up any spills immediately.
We will seal any marble we install to protect it using Dry-Treat products. Should you wish to re-seal your marble in the future, which is recommended periodically, we are a stockist of Dry-Treat products and would be happy sell these to you. We can also provide you with a care kit for your worktops.
Below you will find a sample of some of the marbles available. As with granite, if you have the name of a marble you like, but it is not featured in the list, please give us a call and we will try to source it from one of our many suppliers.
The Marble Works of Bath Ltd is a small, family run business and is the only marble and granite company located in the city of Bath. Its main showroom which features over 20 individual displays, including granite, marble and quartz can be found on the Upper Bristol Road in Bath.