DEFINITION: Marble is a metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, usually calcite or dolomite. In geology, the term marble refers to metamorphosed limestone, but its use in stonemasonry more broadly encompasses unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.

There are hundreds of marble variations but several are typically used in homes and by contractors, including Carrara, Statuary, Calacatta, Emperador, and Crema Marfil.