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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. It’s certainly the country of origin of the most famous marble but what is it that makes Italian marble so highly-sought after?

Below are several reasons behind the popularity of this beautiful natural stone:

History: Italian marble is steeped in heritage. It was used by esteemed Renaissance artists including Michelangelo and Donatello, who used marble-like calacatta and statuario to create some of the world’s most iconic works of art, including the statue of David. Italian marble has been proven to stand the test of time and has stood strong for centuries on many buildings around the world, used both internally and externally.
Heritage: Another reason Italian marble is considered superior is due to the stone working heritage of the Italian people. They were pioneers in perfecting quarrying methods in ancient times, many of which are still used to this day. The Italian people are considered as purveyors of quality in many fields including fashion, cars, and natural stone like marble! They set high standards for quality control and are considered technical experts when it comes to cutting and carving natural stone.
Stone Quality: Italian marble is practically peerless in the natural stone world when it comes to its durability, purity, and beauty. It’s synonymous with luxury, elegance, and sophistication and is seen as a symbol of status in residential and commercial buildings around the world.


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, splashback, and bathroom vanities. Much like all-natural stones, they should all be sealed appropriately and maintained with PH neutral detergents that are not abrasive to the surface of the stone. We delve in a little deeper below to find out the difference between each of these natural stones.

Carrara Marble

This is the most common type of natural stone that is quarried in the region it is named after, Carrara in Italy. The background color tends to lean towards a grey or blue-grey finish with more fine, linear striations, and generally a softer and subdued look. Carrara is quarried in abundance and is, therefore, the cheapest material of the three and readily available.

Calacatta Marble

The rare and luxurious Calacatta stone is similarly quarried in the Carrara region of Italy, more specifically in the Apuan mountains. The stone has a lot more variation in color than the Carrara and is characterized by a pure white to a milky white background with dramatic large veins that range in color from gold to brown to grey. The stone has been quarried for centuries and has been featured in some of the world’s finest hotels, restaurants, and residential homes.

Statuario Marble

Much like Calacatta & Carrara marble, Statuario is too quarried in the Carrara region of Italy. The stone has a bright white background and thin to thick grey bold veining so there are a greater contrast and not much color variation in this stone. The material is similarly priced to Calacatta due to the lack of supply and extremely high demand. Whether you’re an architect, interior designer, luxury builder, or end-user.

Ensuring That You Get Original Italian Marble
That is why we only pick marble that comes straight from an Italian quarry. Another problem is that there are a lot of fake Italian products available on the market. Usually, you can tell when you have genuine Italian marble in your countertops because it has the touch of quality which other marble doesn’t. It also stands the test of time. Both these things can, however, only be verified after the countertops have been installed and used for some time, and by then it is too late to do anything about it.

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ITALIAN MARBLE FAQ:
Q. WHY IS ITALIAN MARBLE CONSIDERED SO UNIQUE?
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. It’s certainly the country of origin of the
most famous marble but what is it that makes Italian marble so highly-sought
after? As one of India’s leading suppliers of this stunning natural stone, we felt
obliged to give some insights on why Italian Marble is in such high demand.
Q. WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF ITALIAN MARBLE?
Italian marble is steeped in heritage. It was used by esteemed renaissance
artists including Michelangelo and Donatello, who used marble-like calacatta
and statuario to create some of the world’s most iconic works of art, including
the statue of David. Italian marble has been proven to stand the test of time
and has stood strong for centuries on many buildings around the world, used
both internally and externally.
Q. WHAT IS THE HERITAGE OF ITALIAN MARBLE?
Another reason Italian marble is considered superior is due to the stone
working heritage of the Italian people. They were pioneers in perfecting
quarrying methods in ancient times, many of which are still used to this day.
The Italian people are considered as purveyors of quality in many fields
including fashion, cars, and natural stone like marble! They set high standards
for quality control and are considered technical experts when it comes to
cutting and carving natural stone.
Q. HOW IS ITALIAN MARBLE ND STONE?
Italian marble is practically peerless in the natural stone world when it comes
to its durability, purity, and beauty. It’s synonymous with luxury, elegance, and
sophistication and is seen as a symbol of status in residential and commercial
buildings around the world.
Q. WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF ITALIAN MARBLE?
There are way too many variables involved to have a one size fits all answer to
this question. It depends on how much traffic the area will receive, whether they’ll be exposed to spills or excessive heat, used indoors or outdoors, which
room they will be used in. Some of our most popular Italian marble in-store is
Calacatta, Statuario and Carrara marble. These stones are ideal for indoor
applications and are commonly used as kitchen benchtops, splashbacks and
bathroom vanities.
Q. HOW TO MAINTAIN THE LOOK OF ITALIAN MARBLE?
Much like all-natural stones, they should all be sealed appropriately and
maintained with PH neutral detergents that are not abrasive to the surface of the stone. We delve in a little deeper below to find out the difference between
each of these natural stones.
Q. HOW IS CARRARA MARBLE?
This is the most common type of natural stone that is quarried in the region it
is named after, Carrara in Italy. The background colour tends to lean towards a
grey or blue-grey finish with more fine, linear striations and generally a softer
and subdued look. Carrara is quarried in abundance and is, therefore, the
cheapest material of the three and readily available in the Sydney market in
the slab or cut to size tile format.
Q. HOW IS CALACATTA MARBLE?
The rare and luxurious Calacatta stone is similarly quarried in the Carrara
region of Italy, more specifically in the Apuan mountains. The stone has a lot
more variation in colour than the Carrara and is characterized by a pure white
to a milky white background with dramatic large veins that range in colour from
gold to brown to grey. The stone has been quarried for centuries and has been
featured in some of the world’s finest hotels, restaurants and residential
homes.

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