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ALL ABOUT ITALIAN MARBLE TYPES, PRICE, PROS, AND CONES BY BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP

TYPES OF ITALIAN MARBLE

Our main markets of Italian Marble are Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Silvasa. Statuario marble, Calacatta marble, Carrara marble, Antique Beige Marble, Black Marquina, Bottochino Fiorito, Crema Marfil, and Dyna Marble.

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1. Afghani Portoro Price Start From Rs.1000/- and Above Price $161.26 and Above
2. Amethyst Price Start From Rs.5000/- and Above Price $806.32 and Above
3. Antique Beige Price Start From Rs.250/- and Above Price $40.32 and Above
4. Arbescato Price Start From Rs.500/- and Above Price $80.63 and Above
5. Armani Black Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
6. Armani Brown Price Start From Rs.300/- and Above Price $48.38 and Above
7. Azul Bahia Price Start From Rs.1500/- and Above Price $241.9 and Above
8. Basaltina Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
9. Beige Travertine Price Start From Rs.225/- and Above Price $36.28 and Above
10. Bianco Marfil Price Start From Rs.300/- and Above Price $48.38 and Above
11. Bianco Moon Face Price Start From Rs.1000/- and Above Price $161.26 and Above
12. Beige Serpeggiante Price Start From Rs.300/- and Above Price $48.38 and Above
13. Black Beauty Price Start From Rs.350/- and Above Price $56.44 and Above
14. Black Marquina Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
15. Black Pearl Price Start From Rs.350/- and Above Price $56.44 and Above
16. Blue Agate Price Start From Rs.5000/- and Above Price $806.32 and Above
17. Blue Brescia Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
18. Blue Lapis Price Start From Rs.5000/- and Above Price $806.32 and Above
19. Blue Onyx Price Start From Rs.15000/- and Above Price $2418.97 and Above
20. Blue Pearl Price Start From Rs.350/- and Above Price $56.44 and Above
21. Bottichino Classico Price Start From Rs.275/- and Above Price $44.35 and Above
22. Bottichino Crema Price Start From Rs.275/- and Above Price $44.35 and Above
23. Blue Brescia Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
24. Brazilian Black Price Start From Rs.1500/- and Above Price $241.9 and Above
25. Brescia Aurora Price Start From Rs.275/- and Above Price $44.35 and Above
26. Brown Pearl Price Start From Rs.400/- and Above Price $64.51 and Above
27. Calcatta White Price Start From Rs.500/- and Above Price $80.63 and Above
28. Cappuccino Onyx Price Start From Rs.800/- and Above Price $129.01 and Above
29. Crema Marfil Price Start From Rs.300/- and Above Price $48.38 and Above
30. Dyna Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
31. Ebony Black Price Start From Rs.600/- and Above Price $96.76 and Above
32. French Brown Price Start From Rs.275/- and Above Price $44.35 and Above
33. Giallo Siena Price Start From Rs.1500/- and Above Price $241.9 and Above
34. Glacier White Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
35. Golden Portoro Price Start From Rs.1000/- and Above Price $161.26 and Above
36. Golden Spider Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
37. Green Onyx Price Start From Rs.1200/- and Above Price $193.52 and Above
38. Grey Emperador Price Start From Rs.275/- and Above Price $44.35 and Above
39. Grey Flurry Price Start From Rs.250/- and Above Price $40.32 and Above
40. Grey Onyx Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
41. Grey Serpeggiant Price Start From Rs.300/- and Above Price $48.38 and Above
42. Grey William Price Start From Rs.250/- and Above Price $40.32 and Above
43. Honey Onyx Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
44. Ivory Onyx Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
45. Light Emperador Price Start From Rs.250/- and Above Price $40.32 and Above
46. Mango Onyx Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
47. Matrix Price Start From Rs.800/- and Above Price $129.01 and Above
48. Michel Angelo Price Start From Rs.1200/- and Above Price $193.52 and Above
49. Mocha Cream Price Start From Rs.300/- and Above Price $48.38 and Above
50. Mocha Grey Price Start From Rs.300/- and Above Price $48.38 and Above
51. Mother of Pearl Price Start From Rs.5000/- and Above Price $806.32 and Above
52. Nero Saint Laurent Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
53. Noche Travertine Price Start From Rs.250/- and Above Price $40.32 and Above
54. Perlato-D-Martino Price Start From Rs.400/- and Above Price $64.51 and Above
55. Perlato Royal Price Start From Rs.250/- and Above Price $40.32 and Above
56. Perlato Sicilia Price Start From Rs.250/- and Above Price $40.32 and Above
57. Pink Onyx Price Start From Rs.3000/- and Above Price $483.79 and Above
58. Red Travertine Price Start From Rs.300/- and Above Price $48.38 and Above
59. Rose Quartz Price Start From Rs.5000/- and Above Price $806.32 and Above
60. Silver Travertine Price Start From Rs.250/- and Above Price $40.32 and Above
61. Sky Blue Price Start From Rs.2000/- and Above Price $322.53 and Above
62. Smoky Quartz Dark Price Start From Rs.5000/- and Above Price $806.32 and Above
63. Soda Lite Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
64. Statuario Marble Price Start From Rs.1000/- and Above Price $161.26 and Above
65. Thassos White Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
66. Tiger Eye Price Start From Rs.5000/- and Above Price $806.32 and Above
67. Tiger Onyx Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
68. Tobacco Brown Price Start From Rs.600/- and Above Price $96.76 and Above
69. Venatino Price Start From Rs.400/- and Above Price $64.51 and Above
70. Volakas Price Start From Rs.500/- and Above Price $80.63 and Above
71. Volga Blue Price Start From Rs.700/- and Above Price $112.89 and Above
72. Walnut Terventine Price Start From Rs.300/- and Above Price $48.38 and Above
73. White Onyx Price Start From Rs.3000/- and Above Price $483.79 and Above
74. White Quartz Price Start From Rs.5000/- and Above Price $806.32 and Above
75. White Travertine Price Start From Rs.300/- and Above Price $48.38 and Above
76. Yellow Travertine Price Start From Rs.300/- and Above Price $48.38 and Above
77. Yellow Valencia Price Start From Rs.1000/- and Above Price $161.26 and Above

STATUARIO MARBLE BOUTIQUE PRICES LIST:-

S.NO. NAME OF MARBLE MARBLE IMAGE PRICE PER SQ.FEET IN INDIAN RUPEES PRICE PER SQ.MTR IN US DOLLARS
1. Statuario marble 2500/- sq. feet and above $403.16 sq. mtr and above
2. Statuario marble 3500/- sq. feet and above $564.43 sq. mtr and above
3. Statuario marble 1500/- sq. feet and above $241.90 sq. mtr and above
4. Statuario marble 4500/- sq. feet and above $725.69 sq. mtr and above
5. Statuario marble 3500/- sq. feet and above $564.43 sq. mtr and above
6. Statuario marble 5500/- sq. feet and above $886.96 sq. mtr and above
7. Statuario marble 4500/- sq. feet and above $725.69 sq. mtr and above
8. Statuario marble 3500/- sq. feet and above $564.43 sq. mtr and above
9. Statuario marble 3500/- sq. feet and above $564.43 sq. mtr and above
10. Statuario marble 2500/- sq. feet and above $403.16 sq. mtr and above
11. Statuario marble 3500/- sq. feet and above $564.43 sq. mtr and above
12. Statuario marble 2500/- sq. feet and above $403.16 sq. mtr and above
13. Statuario marble 3500/- sq. feet and above $564.43 sq. mtr and above
14. Statuario marble 2500/- sq. feet and above $403.16 sq. mtr and above
15. Statuario marble 1200/- sq. feet and above $241.90 sq. mtr and above
16. Statuario marble 1000/- sq. feet and above $161.26 sq. mtr and above
17. Statuario marble 1500/- sq. feet and above $241.90 sq. mtr and above

Italian Marble Pros and Cons

Flooring plays one of the vital roles in decorating home and matching the theme of your living room, bedroom, and other rooms. Most of them ignore this and focus on every other detail in the room. Flooring is a part of the beautiful room and you need to choose wisely.

The Italian marble stone that is quarried in Italy known as Italian Marble. CARRARA is a place in Italy, known as marble and granite capital of the world. Marble is made from metamorphic rock formation of sedimentary carbonate rocks, distinguished by veins of various minerals deposits, such as quartz, clay, iron oxides, sand and silt and other sediments from the metamorphism of limestone. The materials are naturally fused together under intense pressure to create marble, producing one-of-kind patterns of swirls in a range of colors and hues from whites and creams to reds, grays, pinks, blues and greens. 

Marble is a natural stone used in structures for centuries not only for artwork and architecture but also for their durability, longevity, and performance. Marble is quite impressive, dramatic visual attractiveness and instant elegance. Marble is extensively used for sculpture, as a building material in interior and exterior design and in many other applications. The word “Marble” is colloquially used to refer to the stones that are capable of taking a polish. Italian marble for structural purposes is considered the material of choice for the elite. Most of the Italian

Marble stone has remarkable beauty and infects this stone is great to gaze upon. The smoothness of marble is so remarkable that many famous sculptures have been formed from this magnificent stone. When it comes to using these stones for interior design ideas, there are virtually limitless possibilities. Now a day’s people like to use marble stones in their kitchens, countertops, dining tables.

Some people beautify a wall with marble stone. The bathroom is also beautifying by using this beautiful stone. In addition to marble stone is used on columns, tile, bathtubs, windows sills, and fireplace mantels. This will add elegance and sophistication to your home. The possibilities that can be achieved by using this stone are virtually limitless and will be a great addition to homes. 

White Italian Marble Flooring with Perfect Shine

In past years, Italian marble stone for structural purposes was considered the material of choice for the elite. This to the fact that marble stone was chiefly mined in Italy and exported abroad, making it quite expensive. Present days, quality marble stone is also mined in China, India, Mexico, Spain, Oman, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam, etc.

Most marbles sold as Italian are actually not from Italy. A large number of these sandstone and sedimentation stones come from Oman, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam and so on, of course, some like Statuario do come from Italy.

The market sells all of them as Italian marble. When purchasing marble, do not forget to notice its edges or look at its underside. Often a thin nylon net is glued to the rear surface of the marble, giving the weak stone additional support. At other times, the local hard stone is glued to protect the edges. It is a matter of great concern that how most foreign stones have one side pre-polished.

This is not because they wanted to impress you or that it is an expensive stone, but as the stone, invariably crumbles into small pieces during transportation, the vendor has to patch it up by applying epoxy compounds with matching color pigments. Polishing the marble stone becomes a compulsion rather than a choice, as the epoxy compound ‘filling’ hides the stone’s natural texture and color. Having said so much about the weakness of the stone, some additional reinforcement, epoxy raisin filling, and some precautions, you could achieve high standards of durability.

Precautions for the durability of marble stone:

It is better not to use very large pieces of stone. Up to sq ft is safe for most stones, but you would need additional reinforcement for stones above that size.

Have a double stone thickness at the edges of counters and stairs.

Blunt the top edge by a taper or a half-round to ensure it is not chipped.

Make sure the marble stone is perfectly leveled when fixing or else it tends to crack.

Avoid using marble stone in wet and heavy traffic areas like bathrooms, kitchens, balconies if you are concerned about its life cycle cost and durability.

Spilled coffee or tea left overnight gets absorbed in these soft stones and would be difficult to remove even after grinding.

In general, views, which are available from many quarters, concerned for marble stone states that from the durability point of view, Indian stones are far superior to their foreign counterparts but having problems of the same color range. They are easier to maintain and last much longer. However, the Italian marble stones are excellent for making sculptures because of their white pureness and crystal-like appearance and are available in the same color range.

There are so many types/ huge variety of Italian marbles is available such as Bianco Pi, Italian Botticino, Perlato Sicilia and Perlato Royal, Verde Alpi, Statuary, Calcuttas, Carrere Venation, out of these we provide a description of some marble stone

Italian marble is considered to be superior by many due to its purity, durability, and beautiful white color. Another reason that Italian marble is thought to be superior comes simply from the rich stone working heritage of Italy. They were the first to streamline and perfect quarrying methods still used today.

Italian marble is a good option for flooring. You should make a choice depending on your budget and the end purpose. Granite is more pocket friendly than Italian marble in the short run and long run as well. But if you want a class appeal for your house, then Italian marble is the only option.

Italian Marble, or metamorphosed limestone, is a beautiful natural stone, with each rock unique to where it’s found and how it was formed. Though marble is quarried in many countries, it is closely identified with Italy, where marble formations are spread throughout the land.

As far as Italian marble goes, that one is very hard, which means it can be polished to a very glossy finish! But being as brittle (hard) as it is extremely easy to create fissures in the handling of this material.

Some of our most popular Italian marble in-store are Calacatta, Statuario, and Carrara marble. These stones are ideal for indoor applications and are commonly used as kitchen benchtops, splashbacks, and bathroom vanities.

The fact that marble is a natural stone also means that there are a lot of variations in its quality. The marble that is made in areas where the limestone had a lot of impurities in it will end up being weak and brittle. That is why Italian marble costs more than the other types of marble.

Every Italian marble has its sound. The sound should be perfectly ringing sound while making struck to the marble. Only the knowledgeable persons can identify the sound and can choose the most appropriate marble required for the use.

Some Practices to Check Quality of Italian Marble at Site:

It should be straight and uniform in thickness.

To have an idea of how it will look after polishing.

On examining the marble’s surface under light at an angle of 45 degrees, if you find any dull surfaces and patches, then it indicates poor quality

Other than that, you can understand the difference in simple words is that Marble is a hard, usually highly polished stone, whereas Italian Marble is a type of marble stone discovered in Italy and it does not require more effort or polishing.

The White Statuario marble of Carrara is one of the most precious marbles in the world. Few materials, in fact, can compete with its transparent sheen and its incredibly compact structure.

There are several other types of marble that are used in offices and residential areas, for example, Italian marble, Indian marble, sandstone, etc. so marble polishing and restoration both are required for all these types of marble also.

Why Italian Marble Is the Finest Marble in the World

While marble is quarried in many countries around the world including Greece, USA, India, Spain, Romania, China, Sweden, and even Germany, there is one country which is generally considered the home of the most high-grade and luxurious marble available – Italy.

The most popular white Italian marble varieties are Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuario. These three Italian marbles can sometimes resemble one another, but there are differences that are important to note in order to be able to choose just the right one.

Carrara marble is a type of white or blue-grey marble popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried in the city of Carrara in the province of Massa and Carrara in the Lunigiana, the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy.

Pros of marble tile:

Marble is also very versatile. It can be used in any part of the house, including living rooms, dining rooms, and foyers. Marble tile also has a health benefit – the marble is a natural stone and can actually keep away microscopic particles and germs if it is cleaned properly.

Q: We’re working on a kitchen remodel. We love the look of Italian white marble, but we’re still undecided on our slab. Our stone provider showed us three different kinds: Calacatta, Carrara, and Statuario. Does it matter which one we choose? Isn’t all Italian marble the same? 

A: To the untrained eye, all-white marbles from Italy may look the same. But there are differences. The most popular white Italian marble varieties are Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuario. These three Italian marbles can sometimes resemble one another, but there are differences that are important to note in order to be able to choose just the right one. 

Carrara Marble from Italy

Carrara marble is grayish-white with less large veins and more fine, feathery veining that often appears to be linear. 

Calacatta Marble from Italy

Calacatta marble is rarer than Carrara and is more white than gray. It has dramatic veins that result in thick, predominate patterns. It often has undertones of brown and gold. 

Statuario Marble from Italy

Statuario is the most precious marble variety found in Italy. It has distinctive veining that can range from gold to gray. 

Since no two marble formations in the world are the same, all three of these marble types will also vary from slab to slab. The uniqueness of each marble slab is what can make a particular project truly personal and reflective of your individual style. So, what’s more, important than deciding between Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuario is choosing the slab out of all three of these varieties that’s just right for your kitchen? Ask us marble provider for at least three samples of each in order to find the color, variation, and pattern combination that speaks to you the most. 

We feature rare and precious Italian marble varieties including Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuario. You can stop to see the choices in person or check out our online inventory. We’re happy to help you select the perfect marble, granite, or other surfacing material that’s ideal for your project

Marble makes a statement. This quarried stone, one of the more expensive materials you can use, sends a message of luxury and style. But once you’ve read through the pros and cons Marble Countertops and settled on using marble for your kitchen or bath, you still have some decisions to make: What type to get? And which slab?

When you’re selecting, say, you can look at a sample and know exactly what you’re going to get. With marble, however, every slab is different. Because it comes from nature, every piece of marble is one of a kind, with its own pattern and colors.

While it’s found in many parts of the world, the marble most readily available in the World is quarried in the mountains above India and Carrara, a town in northern Tuscany. The three most common types of Italian marble are Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuary also called Statuario. We asked expert D.C.BHANDARI, CHAIRMAN with the tile and stone company BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP, what he’s learned about these three types of marble over 50 years in the business—and the differences between them.

What’s the difference between Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuario marble?

CARRARA WHITE MARBLE

The most common Italian marble is Carrara, named for the region it comes from. “Carrara has a gray field or background,” says D.C., “with light gray veining.” This stone can also tend toward blue-gray, and the patterning is usually soft and feathery.

CALACATTA WHITE MARBLE

Many homeowners feel that white marble looks more luxurious. They might opt for Calacatta, which is also fairly available in the US. Somewhat confusingly, it’s quarried in Carrara as well. “Calacatta has a field that’s bright white and a lot more variation in color than Carrara,” says D.C. The veins are thick and dramatic and can range in color from gold to brown to beige to dark gray.

STATUARIO WHITE MARBLE

And then there’s Statuary marble—whose name serves as a reminder that some of the world’s greatest statues are carved from marble think Michelangelo’s David. It too comes from the Carrara region. “Statuary also has a bright white field, but not as much color variation as Calacatta,” says D.C. BHANDARI “The veins are usually dark gray, so there’s a lot of contrast between light and dark in this stone.”

When designing her kitchen, designer and blogger RAHUL of MARBLE STONE STUDIO Studio expected to go for Carrara but discovered “Carrara is generally grayer with smaller veins, and Calacatta is whiter with more dramatic veins. The slab I found was very white and the veins have the prettiest range of colors, including touches of gold and green.” Shown here is the finished product with Calacatta counters and backsplash. See more at Semi Handmade Kitchen with Ikea Cabinets.

What’s the price difference between these three marbles?

It’s a question of supply and demand. Of the three, and perhaps surprisingly, Carrara is the best-priced marble, since more is quarried and it’s seen as being less high-end. You might pay anywhere from 750 to 1000 a square foot, uninstalled. Calacatta, since it’s rarer and more coveted, could cost as much as 2500 a square foot, and Statuary generally goes for about the same amount.

Note that prices vary depending on the supplier—an exclusive supplier may charge more and have more distinctive marbles to offer than a big-box retailer.

The price of a particular slab is also affected by its thickness. Generally, countertops are cut either one centimeter or two centimeters thick; one centimeter generally suits the purpose and is far less heavy to install.

A Carrara marble counter—and integrated sinks Integrated Marble Kitchen Sinks. Is one type of marble more high-maintenance, or low-maintenance, than the others?

“There’s really no difference between these stones in terms of porosity,” says D.C. Marble is marble, and one type doesn’t vary much from another when it comes to staining. Nobody would call marble low-maintenance: Since it’s not very acid-resistant, the surface must be sealed—and —to prevent it from becoming stained or by substances such as red wine, lemon juice, and tomato sauce.

The other issue

Marble is nowhere as hard as granite. That means it can be chipped, say by a metal belt buckle or heavy skillet knocking into an edge.

Carrara marble in the kitchen for more, see In the Kitchen.

How do I choose which type of marble will work for me?

Since each piece is unique, you’ll probably want to look at the actual slabs before you decide. A trip to the showroom or a local marble yard will allow you to compare the colors and patterns in the pieces on display, and find one that fits your taste in terms of the aesthetics and your planned color scheme.

However, “it’s not that easy to shop around,” says D.C., “because most places might have only three slabs to show you.” His company will send photographs of available marbles to show customers what’s available.

When architects Medium Plenty overhauled the kitchen in a small bungalow, they decided to use Calacatta marble, rather than the less-expensive Carrara, for the countertops. To compensate for the cost, they opted for a low-fi backsplash with tiles found at a second’s sale at Heath Ceramics. See The Architect Is In: Medium Plenty in San Francisco for more.

Which type of marble is best for the kitchen?

If you’re watching the bottom line, you might consider Carrara, especially for a kitchen countertop. There are clear advantages to choosing a darker-colored stone, or one that’s heavily veined with variegated colors that would make food stains, scorch marks, and discoloration less noticeable. “You’ll see the natural markings rather than what’s happened to the stone over the years,” says D.C.BHANDARI

But if you don’t have budget constraints, and/or if you’re scrupulous about cleaning up as you cook, you might spring for a white marble such as Calacatta or Statuary.

Italian marble floor

Above: Calacatta marble frames the sink and windows in interior designer RAHUL. See the rest at Kitchen of the Week: Practicality in White Marble.

What makes marble worth the money?

It’s an elegant, classic look that can work in a traditional space and also fit right in with a sleek contemporary look. “People like marble for its natural beauty, even though it can show wear and tear over the years,” says D.C.BHANDARI “Every house in Europe has a stone countertop—it’s only in this country that people think everything has to look brand-new.” Many homeowners do appreciate the way a marble counter can develop a patina from use. If that’s something you can live with, then marble may well be the right choice for you.

Add by Italian Marble expert and Export team of BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP

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