When one of our clients asks us to create a bespoke piece for their project, the material of choice is very often Italian marble. This is perhaps because of its reputation as a luxury material, however, many people are not aware of the variety that the term ‘Italian marble’ encompasses. In fact, there is a myriad of different Italian marbles, each with its own distinct character and geological properties.
The classic Italian Carrara marble has always been popular and can be seen in the form of simple kitchen worktops or intricately carved fireplaces all over the world. Carrara is notable for its density and its grey veining and the quality of the stone is judged on the whiteness of the background and the definition of the veining. Put simply, the whiter the background of the stone, the higher the quality.
However, you should not start your search for a marble by looking for a slab with a particular pattern of veining and colouring that will suit your design. It is far better to look at a specific slab or block and then work out how you can best use it and adapt your design accordingly.
Start by looking at photos of slabs or blocks and then visit the supplier or even the quarry to see the material close up.
If you would like to know how you can use white Italian Marble in your own project, get in touch with us: (888) 422-4655