Marble, too, is a metamorphic rock that is formed when limestone is subjected to tremendous heat and pressure. Pure marble is white and its palette can range all the way through to solid black.
Our clients use it for countertops, floors, walls, sinks, soaking tubs, shower surrounds, and exterior building cladding. This unique surface is available in a large number of colors, and is found throughout the world.
According to stonecontact.com, the primary suppliers of marble are Turkey, Italy, China, Greece, Iran, Spain, Egypt, India, and Vietnam. Along with Oman, Morocco, Pakistan, Mexico, Tunisia, and dozens of other countries.
In the US, marble is quarried in 10 states from 10 quarries. The top producing states are Texas, Alabama, Colorado, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont. Each geographic area has a different type of stone. For example, The Vermont Quarries Corporation operates the largest underground quarry in the world. They quarry ten different colors of marble: Appalachian Green Danby, Crystal Stratus Danby, Danby Gray, Eureka Calacatta Danby, Imperial Danby, Montclair Danby, Mountain White Danby, Olympian White Danby, Royal Danby, and Fantastico Danby.
Our tagline: “From Quarry to Countertop. Real Stone. Real Value.” is demonstrated by this blog post where we chronicle our visit to the Henraux marble quarry, near Luca, Italy. In that blog you can see us at the quarry, one of the blocks that we purchased to have cut into slabs and polished, and some of the finished product installed in a client’s kitchen.
As mentioned above, this surface comes in a range of colors from white to black. Here are some of the most popular types: Carrara (typically from Carrara or Tuscany, Italy), Calacatta (from one quarry in Apuan Mountains near Carrara and Pisa, Italy), Statuario, Danby (from the Danby Quarry in Vermont), Makrana (India), Black Marble (also called Travertine, found in several regions in Spain), Pink Marble (Turkey).
Give us a call! We are happy to show you are selection of slabs and find the best fit for your project.