The Difference Between Marble and Limestone


The Difference Between Marble and Limestone

When mud, sand, and shells are deposited in oceans and lakes, limestone is formed. Limestone is a type of rock that exists everywhere in the world.  Marble, on the other hand, is a type of rock that is formed by the recrystallization of limestone during the mountain-building process.

Both are used as building materials and both come in many colors.  Marble is used for works of art, such as sculptures and home interiors, while limestone is used as raw material for various products.

Marble is a metamorphic rock, and limestone is a sedimentary rock.  Limestone is more porous than marble, which is much harder.

Limestone has white, gray and black colors, while marble comes in more diverse colors, from green to very light. Limestone is quite versatile and is used to create beautiful kitchen countertops and sinks, as the image below reveals.  Feel free to call Natural Stone Designs to discuss further how we use limestone and marble in our work. Call (972) 243-4966.



By |2021-09-09T06:14:59+00:00April 28th, 2018|Limestone, Marble|0 Comments

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