Marble is mostly made up of the carbonate minerals (calcite and dolomite), both independently or a combination of the two. Marble is fairly pliable compared to granite and should not be used in certain types of applications for countertops. Gentle acids (lemon juice or vinegar) also easily cut into it. Spills on marble need to be wiped up without delay and counters should be resealed yearly.
Due to the fact that marble is softer and more absorbent than granite, it makes it easier to blemish or nick and therefore is not the best material for use in kitchens. The naturally bold colour mixes make it a striking material for shower jambs and other interior purposes. We suggest applying sealant yearly, and wiping it with water or a natural stone cleanser specially manufactured for this purpose.