type of marble

Types of Marble Flooring – An Excellent Building Material

TYPES OF MARBLE FLOORING :

What is Marble:

Marble is precipitate from limestone and dolomite; it is irregularly colored by impurities and used especially in architecture and sculpture. Marble floor tiles are used for exterior and interior flooring applications. Marble floor are available in various color red, black, white mottled and banded, gray, pink, and green.

It is extensively used for all types of commercial buildings and residential spaces. It is also used for high quality daily use products such as bath tubs, wash basins and souvenirs such as statues.

Following are most popular type of marble,

  1. Golden Calacatta Marble :
  2. Calacatta Michelangelo Marble
  3. Calacatta Borghini Marble
  4. Talathello or Silver Beige Marble
  5. Emperador Marble
  6. Crema Marfil Marble
  7. Carrara Marble
  8. Levadia Black Marble
  9. Nero Marquina Marble
  10. Honed Marble

1 .  Golden Calacatta Marble :

 It is a premium quality stone also known as Calacatta Gold Marble. It is an imported marble having origin Apuan Mountains near Carrara, Italy. It comes with natural and shiny white color with deep grey or golden pattern on it. It has very graceful appearance for the interior of house. It is used for many construction as well as decoration applications like flooring, wall cladding, stair casing, bathroom floors and walls and other decorative purpose. 

types of marble flooring
Golden Calacatta Marble

Approx Price :  Rs. 500 / Square Feet

Features
  • smooth, Polished and honed surface
  • Natural imported stone
  • long lasting shine and durability
Specifications
  • Slab Thickness: 15 mm -16 mm
  • Slab Size: 5′ x 3′ and above
  • Size of Tile : 1′ x 1′ and 2′ x 2′

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2.  Calacatta Michelangelo Marble:-

It is a kind of white marble quarried in Italy. This marble suitable for mosaic, exterior – interior wall and floor applications, fountains, pool and wall capping, stairs, window sills and other design projects. It also called Bianco Statuario Michelangelo Marble,Bianco Michelangelo Marble,Statuario Michelangelo,Calacata Michelangelo Marble . Calacatta Michelangelo Marble can be processed into Polished, Sawn Cut, Sanded, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, Tumbled and so on

types of marble flooring

Approx Price : Rs. 250/ Square Feet

3.  Calacatta Borghini Marble –

This is unique in a way that neither it is too plain nor loaded with complex designs and patterns. It comes with deep gray veining and may contain gold deposits. Interior designers prefer to have this stone because it is not only beautiful but also very durable and strong. It is currently being used in many countries around the globe.

 Calacatta Borghini Marble

Approx Price : Rs. 350 / Square Feet

This marble tiles are available in market in different sizes. Most of the times it is sold in the form of tiles of standard sizes but you can also get it in custom sizes according to your needs. These tiles are best for those who want to give their houses a new and totally different look.

Calacatta Borghini is a  white marble from Italy.
Forms: blocks, slabs, tiles
Processing options: Polished, Sawn Cut, Sanded, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, Tumbled.
Proposed uses: Exterior – Interior wall, monuments, countertops, mosaic, fountains, pool and wall capping, stairs, window sills, floor applications etc and other design projects.

 4. Talathello or Silver Beige Marble:-

Talathello Moon is a kind of grey marble quarried in Turkey. This stone is especially good for Building stone, countertops, sinks, monuments, pool coping, sills, ornamental stone, interior, exterior, wall, floor , paving and other design projects. It also called Talathello Moon Marble, Moon Grey Marble. Talathello Moon can be processed into Polished, Sawn Cut, Sanded, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, and Tumbled and so on.

Silver Beige Marble

Approx Price : 20-25mm thick – Rs. 350 / square feet

5. Emperador Marble:-

Egyptian Emperador Light Marble is a kind of brown marble quarried in Egypt. This stone is especially good for pool coping, building stone, sinks, monuments, pool coping, sills, ornamental stone, interior, exterior, wall, floor , paving and other design projects. It also called Egyptian Light Emperador Marble, Crystal Maroon Marble, Egyptian Imperador Marble, and Egyptian Imperador Gold Marble. Egyptian Emperador Light Marble can be processed into Polished, Sawn Cut, Sanded, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, and Tumbled and so on.

Emperador Marble

Approx Price : Rs. 200 / square feet

TYPES OF MARBLE FLOORING – AN EXCELLENT BUILDING MATERIAL

6. Crema Marfil Marble:- 

Crema Marfil Gold is a kind of beige marble quarried in Spain. This stone is especially good for Exterior – Interior wall , fountains, pool and wall capping, mosaic, stairs, monuments, countertops, window sills, floor applications etc and other design projects. It also called Crema Marfil Gold Marble, Crema Marfil Marble. Crema Marfil Gold can be processed into Polished, Sawn Cut, Sanded, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, and Tumbled and so on.

Crema Marfil Marble

Approx Price : Rs. 230 / Square feet

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7. Carrara Marble: –

This is the most common type of light colored marble. It is also one of the economical marble types. It is found in varying hues of white and gray colors. The background of this marble is whitish gray and it has linear, thin and feathery veining pattern.

Carrara marble has been in use since the era of Roman civilization when in 1564 the Malaspina and Cybo families established the Office of Marble for regulation of marble mining industry.  

Listed below are places and areas where Carrara marble can be used according to the finished product type available in the market:

Carrara Marble

Approx Price : Rs. 150 / Square feet

  • Carrara Marble Tiles: You can use Carrara marble tiles on the floors of Hallways and corridors, bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, shower areas. The tiles can also be used for decoration of fireplace surrounds, kitchen backsplashes and even for covering the bathroom walls.
  • Carrara Marble Pavers: Marble pavers are generally used for exterior decoration for areas such as patios, pools decks, gazebos, fountains, garden pathways and stepping stones, walkways, courtyards and driveways. Carrara marble pavers are also used for covering retaining walls and fire pits.
  • Carrara Marble Slabs:  Marble has major use i.e. bathroom / kitchen countertops and stair treads. Countertops can be installed in the kitchen as regular countertops and for covering the kitchen island.

TYPES OF MARBLE FLOORING – AN EXCELLENT BUILDING MATERIAL

8. Levadia Black Marble : –

This  is a kind of black marble quarried in Greece. This stone has special application Exterior – Interior wall and floor applications, mosaic, fountains, and wall capping and other design projects. It also popular by name of  Black Levadia Marble, Black Lividia Marble, Black Livadias Marble, Lavadia Black Marble, Livadia Black Marble, Nero Lavadia Marble, Nero Levadia Marble, Livadeia Black Marble . Levadia Black Marble can be processed into Polished, Sawn Cut, Sanded, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, Tumbled and so on.

Levadia Black Marble

Approx Price : Rs. 35 / Square feet

9. Nero Marquina Marble:

The marble look more beautiful when it arrives on the scene in interior architecture and in contemporary decors is simply fascinating. Negro Marquina, which takes its name from the Basque Country quarries from which it is extracted, brings to light all its noble and primeval beauty on floors, walls, bathrooms, kitchen countertops and even as breathtaking artistic murals and ornamental pieces. Its irregular white veins, concentrated to a greater or lesser extent according to the slab being installed, visually recall a painter’s brushstrokes on an intense black canvas.

TYPES OF MARBLE FLOORING
Nero Marquina Marble

Approx Price : Rs. 250 / Square feet

Advantages

 This marble finish has natural textures, extraordinary polished finish, , variety and colour richness are only some of the qualities that have made of marble one of the materials preferred by decorators and architects.

TYPES OF MARBLE FLOORING – AN EXCELLENT BUILDING MATERIAL

10. Honed Marble:

Honed Marble

Approx Price : Rs. 110 / Square feet

 This is one type of polished marble, but not to the extent of polished marble.  It look  like matte finish and does not reflect as much light.  However it is still smooth and prevents slipping.

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