We fabricate and install both natural and engineered stone countertops. Here is our take on the most popular marble colors, and finishes for 2018. Represented in our Top Marble Granite Countertops is stone from Brazil, India, and Africa.
Note: since marble is naturally-occurring, and is prone to much variation, the slabs that you see in person will not look exactly like these, which are only shown as examples. Please note that people often confuse the terms Cararra and Calacatta Marble. They are vastly different in appearance and cost, Calacatta Marble being much more expensive.
Carrara marble is a type of white or blue-grey marble of high quality, popular for use in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried in the city of Carrara located in the province of Massa and Carrara in the Lunigiana, the northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy. Carrara marble is grayish-white with less large veins and more fine, feathery veining that often appears to be linear.
Statuario is the most precious marble varieties found in Italy. It has distinctive veining that can range from gold to gray. Statuario Marble also has bright white areas, but not as much color variation as Calacatta. The veins are usually dark gray, which creates much contrast between light and dark in this stone.
Calacatta marble is a rarer than carrara and is more white than gray with dramatic veining that results in thick, predominate patterns. It often has brown and gold undertones. Much of Calacatta Marble also comes from the region around Carrara, Italy. Calacatta Marble is much more rare than Cararra Marble and is considered to be a luxury stone.
Opal White Marble
Opal White is quarried from a bedrock quarry about 135 miles from Hanoi, Vietnam. This white marble has a consistent structure and the slab sizes are large.
Because this is a very pure calcite it can be back lit like onyx. Opal White has an elegant, clean look which lends itself to the modern contemporary kitchen. Although white marble can scratch, etch or stain, because it is a softer product, if you are willing to keep it sealed and understand the recommended maintenance,
it will be a beautiful addition to your home. As a natural stone product it is recommended that it be sealed to extend its longevity.
Bianco Rhino Marble
Bianco Rhino is a Namibian marble with generally uniform color shades of white and beige with light veins. The White Rhino is suitable for indoor projects.
This is one of the most stunning marbles available, with its swirls of blacks, grays, and golds. It makes a bold statement on countertops. If you prefer, you can use Whitecliff Marble as an accent wall.