Perhaps the greatest and most fascinating project made in white marble is 17th century dream like mausoleum Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Widespread creative use of marble can be applied to your kitchen project too, so make sure you check our previous projects if you need some inspiration. Marble is one of the top materials that interior designers recommend in 2018. With this material, there are endless possibilities for your kitchen.
Marble is historically used both indoors and outdoors, but it must be noted that marble is a porous material, and not the best outdoor solution during the winters.
Much of popular marble brands are mined in the Mediterranean, Italy and Greece. We give you a quick overview below:
Carrara White marble is a popular Italian stone, it’s veins are shorter and more scattered, creating a light and feathery look on the slab. This causes the stone to seem more grayish than a pure white marble, we’ve used this stone for a beautiful waterfall edge countertop in Oak Cliff.
Calacatta White marble is another Italian marble, it is less common and it is considered a luxury stone. It’s veins and patterns are longer, larger and crisper creating more contrast against its white backdrop as you can see on our marble bathroom project in Uptown Dallas.
Thassos marble is a classic white marble is named after the Greek island where it’s found. It’s almost a pure white all around and contains no veins, making it a popular choice for ancient Greek sculptures.
Black Marble is another option if you’re want to make a statement with a very bold and striking appearance. Note that it will make your dishes and silverware stand out in contrast, and is a bit easier to maintain and keep clean than white stone.
Fantasy Black marble has a rich dark background with curved, wavy veins. The vein patterns are a relaxing grey and soften the contrast with the black background. Alternatively a China Black Marble is a more aggressive the veins are a clear white and almost jagged with a high intensity contrast.
At Econ Granite we can take care of both kitchen and bathroom projects made of marble. We also offer a variety of custom countertop edges and kitchen & bathroom sinks to go with our installation. Learn more about our: