Marble is a byproduct of limestone and is known as a metamorphic rock. Marble is formed when limestone encounters pressure for a long period of time. For example, if limestone is buried underneath heavier rocks, or underneath the ocean, marble may be formed. Marble is available in a variety of colors, including white and purple.
Some of the first known marble floors were designed and created in ancient Rome. The Romans used marble not only for floors but also for ceilings and sculptures. One of the most well-known marble floors in the world is that of the Taj Mahal, in Agra, India. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1633 and concluded in 1650
Marble flooring has always been considered a sign of wealth, power and prosperity. Cleaning marble is easier than cleaning most types of flooring, including hardwood floors. Sweeping and mopping can maintain the condition of marble floors. Water removes most stains, and widely available commercial products help maintain the shine.