THE BEST USES FOR STATUARIO MARBLE
Statuario marble is without doubt, one of the most beautiful Italian marbles available. It is the epitome of style and elegance and has been utilised as a symbol of sophistication and status in interior design for centuries. Here at Euro Marble, we are often asked about statuario marble by architects, interior designers, luxury builders and end-users alike. In this article we will discuss the traits of statuario marble along with its most common uses in Australian architecture:
What is Statuario Marble?
Statuario marble is a striking and exclusive bright white natural stone, denoted by its beautiful gold and grey veining and its rich, bold patterns. It is arguably the most sought-after white stone in the marble family. Statuario marble often contains heavy grey veining throughout with unique and complex patterns. It originates from the mountain quarries of Statuario, above Carrara in Italy. Here at Euro Marble, we are one of the leading suppliers of the rare statuario marble in Australia and its limited availability, coupled with its high demand, make it a real statement in any Australian residence or commercial building.
Best Uses for Statuario Marble in Australian Architecture
Given its prestige status, statuario marble is unsurprisingly commonly used as a focal point of any room. Most of our clients use it for stunning kitchen countertops and backsplashes or as large floor tiles. Luxury bathrooms are equally good uses for this natural stone, as it’s the perfect material for a vanity area or even as eye-catching floor tiles. Generally speaking, statuario marble is not a good material for external projects. It’s equally popular with our commercial clients where it can be used as part of a statement reception area or boardroom, in 5-star hotels and can often be seen in religious buildings such as churches. In ancient Italy, statuario marble was the marble of choice for carving lavish statues and was the stone used for Michelangelo’s famous ‘David’ masterpiece.
Caring for Statuario Marble
Like any marble product, statuario marble must be properly maintained and cared for to ensure it keeps its stunning looks over time. Marble must be sealed before use and from time to time to keep it in optimum condition. Spills should be wiped up quickly to prevent staining and regular cleaning is recommended. Here at Euro Marble, we will happily advise you on how to take care of your particular type of statuario marble or other type of natural stone as all natural stone products require different maintenance plans.
The above are just a few reasons why statuario marble could be the perfect building material your luxury interior project. Here at Euro Marble we are market leaders in Italian Stone in Australia. To discuss your options and how to make natural stone work for you, drop into our Sydney showroom today or give us a call or email and we’ll be happy to give you an honest and expert opinion!
Costa is head of sales and marketing at Euro Marble and enjoys writing informative and engaging articles related to the natural stone industry