Marble can be defined as a metamorphic limestone. This simply means that once limestone is heated and pressure is applied, the calcite melts forming crystals finalising the marble. This process is called recrystalisation. The two types of marble are calcite and dolomite. The presence of these two substances during plate collision may cause the veins and different patters in the stone.
Abrasion: Marble is vulnerable to abrasion, due to the nature of the stone not consisting the harden levels of granite and reconstituted stone. However harm can be prevented by the use of cutting boards and similar measures of the sort which most frequently arise from kitchen utensils.
Chemicals: Chemical damage is frequently caused by the contact of acidic juices such as tomato juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice etc. Acidic attack can also result from certain cleaning liquids. Sealing can reduce the susceptibility from acids, but will not eradicate it entirely.
Stain resistance: Marble is stain resistant.