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Secrets of White Marble

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Secrets of White Marble

Marble has been the favorite stone to build with for ages and with good reason. It looks stunning inside a home and adds value to a property. Once something out of marble has been built, with the proper care, it will be around forever. 

 

This timeless stone comes in so many ways it is practically impossible to determine the total variety of marble out there. We can find it in shades of black, green, blue, red, pink, grey, cream and white. The hues in its veins vary from slab to slab and we can even find gold in some. But there is a particular shade that throughout history has proven to be the most beautiful and valuable. White Marble.

 

Pure white marble is very rare, almost like a myth. Traditionally, white marbles are swirled with darker colors due to the presence of minerals or remnants of thin layers of clay within the limestone. These impurities are transformed into flowing patterns that bring to life the beautiful veins that we all see. We can find white with streaks, very clean whites or more greyish tones, making some slabs more valuable and exotic than others. Some of our favorites include Carrara Marble, Calacatta Marble and Statuario Marble. However, there are only a handful of places in the world where top-quality, nearly pure marble can be found. But what exactly is it and what makes it so special?

 

 

Pure white marble happens when in rare circumstances pure limestone or dolomite protolith that has no silicates in it, undergoes metamorphism, allowing pure calcite to bring white marble to life. White marble happens as a marble breccia, from limestone pieces that have been bonded back together underwater and stay intact for tens of millions of years. It is usually found in Vietnam, Italy and Greece quarries and can be found commercially as Absolute White Marble, Nghe An White Marble, Milk White Marble, Crystal White Vietnam, Super White, Thassos or Snow White Marble. Pure White Marble can be processed into Polished, Sawn Cut, Sanded, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, Tumbled and many other finishes.

 

White marble has become more and more popular as all-white trends emerged over the last couple of years. Here we share a couple of all-white marble projects for inspiration: 

 

 

Our specialists located in quarries around the world select the most unique white marble pieces to bring to our warehouse in LA. Reach out to us via phone or email (while staying inside) to receive personalized support on your next all-white residential or commercial project.