Marble is a type of limestone rock that forms when it's subjected to both the heat and pressure over time. It's striking patterns and colours continue to make it a popular material selection for flooring, benchtops, tiles and homeware accents. The two most commonly used marbles in home design in Australia would be the Carrara Marble (white with blue/grey streaks) commonly sourced from Tuscany, Italy. Also, Creole Marble (white and blue/black) most commonly found in Georgia, USA.
In 1631, when his wife died in childbirth, the emperor Shah Jahan brought to Agra, India, the most skilled craftsmen from around the world, to build the white marble mausoleum that is the Taj Mahal.
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