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Statuario Marble is an Italian stone that displays a combination of thick and thin grey veins in a pure white backdrop, offering classic luxury to any space in which it is applied. Not only it reflects unaltered natural beauty, but Statuario marble is also a sturdy natural material that is suitable for multitude applications for interiors and exteriors.
Statuario Marble is an Italian stone that displays a combination of thick and thin grey veins in a pure white backdrop, offering classic luxury to any space. Not only it reflects unaltered natural beauty, but Statuario marble is also a sturdy natural material that is suitable for multitude applications. Equally important, Statuario can also be used in interiors and exteriors.
As well as offering divine looks, Statuario marble is capable of handling continuous contact with water in areas such as bathrooms or kitchens. Furthermore, its low porosity characteristics, ensure there is minimal absorption. With its natural hygienic properties, Statuario makes a favourite with bakers and chefs around the world.
Likewise, Statuario marble is a preferred stone among architects, interior experts and aficionados alike due to its perfect mix of grand aesthetics and high resistance.
The material is original from the regions near the Apuan Alps, which cover an area of 570 x 640 meters. Statuario marble quarries are unique to this region and are the place of origin of some of the best varieties of this palatial material.
As well as quarrying Statuario, the region of Carrara is the place of other high-quality stones that include Calacatta, Statuarietto, Carrara, Venatino, Paonazzo, etc.
Statuario marble slabs display medium to high pattern variation, and veins range in different greyish tones. Statuario slabs start dimensions at 2200x1200mm to 3000x1800mm. When it comes to finishes, the marble's most popular are polished, which offers a reflective sheen and honed which brings Statuario in matt finish to accentuate its wide option veining.
Marble is formed from sedimentary rocks that have suffered a natural crystallization of the original minerals, resulting in interlocking stone rocks.
Marble rocks can vary in appearance according to the different minerals that compose it; which can be silica, sand, clay and iron oxides among others. In Addition, these natural impurities allow for an endless variation of stone types, which is one of the reasons that have made marble the most famous natural stone in the world.
Marble has been used since ancient times in the construction of many monuments (Taj Mahal in India, Marble Arch in London, etc), statues (David by Michelangelo), paving and establishments of kings and emperors. More recently and with the advance of new technology and quarrying systems, marble has become affordable becoming a reality in residential homes, offices, shops, hotels, restaurants and other spaces in which it never fails to impress.
Another factor that strengthens the timeless popularity of marble is its luxurious appeal, resistance and elegant looks, durability and value it provides to any property in which it is applied.
As well as being 100% natural, marble varies in size, pattern and dimensions; making each piece unique in their appearance. It also offers, slabs dimensions vary from block to block and cover an approximate area of 5.5 square meters, which make marble ideal for creating large panels and limitless designs.
Marble is available in tiles and slab formats with standard thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm and can also be sourced in thicker sheets and blocks for special projects.