WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT ITALIAN MARBLE?
If you’ve ever shopped for marble, or are currently in the process of finding the perfect slab for your home remodel you might have been encouraged by a bunch of people to “go with Italian Marble”. But, what’s so great about it? Is it really the best one out there? Or is it just the most famous one?
The simple answer would be both. Michelangelo and Donatello used Calacattta and Statuario marbles from the Carrera region in Italy to create some of the world’s most famous and treasured works of art that have endured the test of time. Italian marble is considered the best due to its purity, durability, and beautiful white color.
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Its properties are not the only reason why Italian marble is considered superior, it also has to do with the fact that Italians were the first to perfect quarrying methods, a process that is still used today in Carrara. They have a high standard for quality control and precision cuts.
Here is a piece of insider information from our experts at Marble Unlimited Inc. Sometimes, a slab of marble might be cataloged as Italian when quarried in places like Vietnam and China but shipped to Italy for cutting. So, if you are looking for truly Italian marble, quarried in the region of Carrara, be sure to talk to an expert before purchasing. This will ensure that you are getting the exact quality you are looking for.
SOURCE: Marble Unlimited Inc.
Here at Marble Unlimited, we have an ample selection of Italian marbles. Give us a call to book a visit to our showroom where we can show you the best slabs that will match your needs and creative vision.