Marble takes its name from a few ancient Greek words, all relating to a glittering, gleaming, and shining stone. Marble is most commonly the result of the metamorphism of limestone or dolomite rock, but any sedimentary carbonate rock that undergoes that process can become marble. Because of its relative softness compared to other stones, marble has been a favorite for carving, shaping, and ornamentation since the Classical period. Marble has a certain elegance that is unmatched by other stones, and it gives a classy, sophisticated image to any piece of furniture or décor. The sandblasted marble top paired with the simple iron base makes our Modern Marble & Iron Coffee Table suitable for any style of decor.