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. 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 Australia’s leading suppliers of this stunning natural stone, we felt obliged to give some insights on why Italian Marble is in such high demand in Sydney, Melbourne and beyond.
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 worlds 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.
So, what is the best type of Italian Marble?
Here at Euro Marble in Sydney, many customers come to us and ask, “Which is the best kind of Italian marble?”. However, 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 etc. Some of our most popular Italian marbles in-store are Calacatta, statuario and Carrara marble.
Whether you’re an architect, interior designer, luxury builder or end-user, call Euro Marble or drop into our Sydney showroom today and we’ll happily talk through your needs to identify which type of Italian marble is right for your project.