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Marble, Beyond White

Jun 24, 2021

If it seems like everyone is using white marble in their home renovation projects you are not wrong. White marbles such as Carrara, Thassos, Danby and Statuario are classic beautiful stones. But don’t forget that marble comes in an array of colors and we love to work on all of them. Here are some of our favorites:

 

Green marble is serpentine, which is actually magnesium-silicate based as opposed to calcite based. As a result of the different mineralogy and whole rock chemistry of serpentine, it exhibits greater acid resistance and abrasion resistance than does a true marble.

Rojo Alicante is a classic red marble that has been used in many high-end installations for many years. The stone has some darker fossils and elegant white veins that make the stone very appealing.

Negro Marquina marble is a high quality, black stone marble extracted from the region of Markina, Basque Country in the North of Spain. It is one of the most important marbles from Spain. It is fine and compact grain, black, with white veins, which can eventually be very abundant. It has gained recognition worldwide due to its beautiful, genuine black color.

Botticino Fiorito is an Italian marble that is beige with white veining. Used since ancient times by the Romans, it is a versatile stone for residential and commercial applications.

Emperador Dark is the most popular brown marble on the market. Its dark brown color with defined white veins have elevated this beauty in the eyes of designers and architects for many centuries and can be seen in fine buildings and homes throughout Europe and the Americas.

Tennessee Pink marble is a crystalline limestone that is mined in East Tennessee. Its pinkish color and the ease with which this stone is polished have made many builders and architects appreciate it. Tennessee marble has been used for the construction of many famous monuments in the USA and in architecture it is perfectly suitable for both interior and exterior projects. Tennessee marble is not true marble, but actually a limestone but its crystalline nature makes it very similar to marble, especially when polished.

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