There are three major resin bond types: marble, granite and concrete resin bond. Each resin bond is specifically formulated to enhance the performance of the tool on the material. Each of the materials vary widely in their density, hardness and abrasiveness, so selecting the correct resin formulation is critical.
Marble Resin Bond
Marble and other natural stones in the marble category such as limestone and travertine are all soft and delicate stones that require a specifically formulated matrix. Marble scores between 4 and 5 on the Mohs hardness scale and is comprised of metamorphosed limestone. Typically marble resin bonded tools are run wet to diminish the heat build-up and subsequent resin transfer onto the surface. The resin wears at a slower rate as to not prematurely exposed new diamond crystals that can heavily scratch the delicate surface.