Marble is a very dense, non porous stone, but calcite in the marble allows light to penetrate a few millimetres into the stone before being scattered out. This low refraction provides a lustrous look that gives life to fountains and statues and is why many sculptors prefer marble.
Pure white marble is the result of metamorphism of a very pure limestone or dolomite protolith. The characteristic swirls and veins of many coloured marble varieties are usually due to various mineral impurities such as clay, silt, sand, iron oxides, or chert which were originally present as grains or layers in the limestone. These minerals that were present at the time of formation give us the wonderful shades that we know and love of marble including grey veining, yellow, pink and black marble.
These fountains will last many years in pristine condition, as is shown with the discovery of marble statues that have been found buried in ocean floors dating back to 6th century B.C. Some marble fields are over 150 million years old so your fountain will certainly stand up to the test of time.
The elegant and quality properties associated with marble make for outstanding water fountains, the high costs of marble have been eliminated due to the connections and relationships we have built over years, allowing us to provide a beautiful product made from the best materials at a reasonable price.