Statuario Marble, Carrara Marble, and Calacatta Marble Tiles

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Carrara marble tile is usually the first type of marble tile that comes to mind.  However, if you are looking for something truly timeless, that will never go out of style and that will always speak volumes of elegance, seek any type of marble tiles. Marble tiles offer a variety of rich natural colors, textures, and uses. Whether you are looking for sleek marble tile for your floors, or you want to add some marble tile to your shower, there are many different types and sizes of marble for you to choose from.

Did you know that marble is one of the oldest and most desired building materials in the world? The use of marble in construction goes as far back as the Greco-Roman era, where marble was used to not only construct grand structures but also as tile to decorate lavish floors and hallways for kings. This is a testament to the durability and timeless beauty of marble, one that still very much exists today. Fortunately, today’s market has affordable and flexible marble options that have come a long way since the time of the Romans. You can choose between different styles of marble tile, as well as different locations for that tile to go. Below, you’ll find an explanation of the different types of tile, as well as the most popular spaces in the home to use it.

Types of Marble Tile

  • Carrara
  • Calacatta
  • Statuary/Statuario
  • Crema Marfil
  • Emperador

The beauty of marble tile is that it comes in a range of colors and accents that can pair well with almost any type of decor. The different types of marble tile are listed below, along with explanations that can help you determine whether or not you want to go with this kind of tile. Remember that tile is almost an artistic element, one that lends itself well to colorful accents and splashes of color to be displayed anywhere in your home.

Carrara Marble Tile

Carrara is a type of marble tile that often comes in white or a bluish-gray. It is used a lot in sculpture, and can also be used for a variety of tiles and decor. With linear veins, Carrara marble tile is often dramatic in texture and richness. It is one of the most common types of marble that you can find in homes and private residences and is typically seen in bathrooms due to its pristine whiteness.
A marble subway tile is often a form of affordable Carrara tile that makes it a versatile material for use in the home. It’s an unassuming yet elegant way to pattern tiles in backsplashes or floors. It comes in standard proportions, but can be customized to fit the look and feel of your home. This bright white kitchen features Carrara marble on both the kitchen backsplash and the counters.  

Tabberson Architects 

This stunning bathroom features 2″x8″ Devonshire Carrara Polished Marble Subway Tile purchased from The Tile Shop.

Studio G+S Architects

The marble adds so much style to this smaller bath.  Pretty corner marble tile shower.

Calacatta Marble Tile

Calacatta marble tile is another popular type of white or grayish marble. To the untrained eye, Calacatta may seem similar to Carrara, but they are in fact very different. Dark grey veins and thick patterns of richness often characterize Calacatta marble, and it is often paired in a kitchen with stainless steel or metal appliances. Homeowners also like to use it in the bathroom with porcelain decorations to complete a pure, stony-gray aesthetic. It’s quite a versatile marble that can either add a sense of coolness to already cool tones, or it can help to blend with warmer tones to add a sense of light to an otherwise too-cool room.


LDa Architecture & Interiors

This is a great design idea if you have this kind of space to work with.   This bathroom features Calacatta Carrara marble countertops that were chosen to match the Calacatta Exedra tile on the floor via Tile Showcase.


Soorikian Architecture

Love this marble kitchen backsplash.

Statuary Marble Tile

Another light gray marble with a pretty solid background,  Statuary or Statuario marble is typically known as the sister to Carrara marble. It is almost translucent and is very smooth and shiny to the touch. Depending on what kind of finish you use with it, it can be very glossy and reflective as well. It’s great for when you want to add some radiance to the room, especially if you have large open windows. It can reflect the natural sunlight and give your room the appearance of a wide-open and beautiful natural space. Many homeowners like to put Statuary marble tile in the kitchen, where it can best show off its reflective and glossy surfaces. It’s also used as a backsplash in many other locations, depending on the homeowner’s budgetary needs. It’s a great way to pull any room together and add a finishing touch that will truly stand the tests of time.


HP Rovinelli Architects

So Chic. This powder room features Statuary white marble countertops as well as marble walls.  Cool square windows.


Carolina Design Associates, LLC

A wonderful example of a traditional bathroom that features Statuary white marble countertops.




Statuario Marble, Carrara Marble, and Calacatta Marble Tiles

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