Marble is a metamorphic rock, formed from recrystallised carbonate minerals. This is basically metamorphosed limestone. Pure white marble is the result of the metamorphism of very pure limestone. The characteristic swirls and veins that typically occur within marble are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand or iron oxides which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. Marble tiles come with various finishes such as tumbled, honed or most commonly they are polished to have a shining surface. This process also intensifies the colours and teamed with the natural veins of colour this makes for a very beautiful and striking tile, for a luxurious and expensive feel. Perfect for anywhere in the home that you are looking for extra va va voom.