Marble is metamorphosed sedimentary carbonate rock. Limestone or dolomite are the typical base minerals. The recrystallization of the carbonate minerals results in Marble, which features a wide range of colors and is usually heavily veined. Marble is sensitive to acid etching, as well as dents and scratches, and is considered less heat resistant than granite. Though marble is beautiful, Casa bella does not recommend installing it in the kitchen as it more easily shows daily wear and tear.