About Natural Stone
There are many different types of natural stone used for residential countertops. Understanding the different types used for countertops is as important as selecting the right color. Depending on the type of stone you choose the care and use will vary.
The most important part of selecting the right stone for your project is selecting the “Right Stone”. Before selecting material for your next countertop, it is important to understand the characteristics of the many different types of stone offered by Caayu.
Marble is a metamorphic rock, composed mainly of crystalline calcium carbonate or calcium magnesium carbonate. Marble is available in a full spectrum of colors ranging from pure white to solid black in a plethora of complex mineral patterns. Used extensively for sculptures and as an architectural medium, it has become an icon for refined taste and culture. A noteworthy difference between granite and marble is its geological mineral composition. Unlike granite, marble is susceptible to acid etching from acidic foods and beverages and will patina relatively quickly when used in exterior applications. It is recommended to treat marble as you would a fine wood; placemats, trivets and coaster are suggested, are should be part of the care and use regiment.