Get the low down on all of our wonderful marble table top choices and learn all about what you can expect from these beautiful natural stones.
Origin: Markina, Basque Region, Spain
Value: $$$$ - Medium High
Base Colour: Black
Veins: Predominant White with occasional Gold fleckNotes & Quirks: A high quality, super dense stone, deep black with 'lightning bolt' veins, it has a high level of natural defense to strikes & scratches making cleaning very easy indeed. A flawless honed surface with a striking pattern, makes it a favourite for interior design worldwide.
Origin: Massa & Carrara Provinces, Tuscany, Italy
Value: $$$ - Moderate
Base Colour: White
Veins: Greyish Blue with rare natural QuartzNotes & Quirks: Carrara, the world renowned Italian marble famed for its predominantly white appearance and reduced veins of subtle greys and blue. Used since Roman times and exported the world over, Carrara is one of the most recognisable marble stones in existence. Tops can occasionally contain natural occurrences of quartz elements within the make up of the stone.
Origin: South Carrara Region, Tuscany, Italy
Value: $$$$$ - Very High
Base Colour: Ivory
Veins: Strong grey and black patternNotes & Quirks: From the same region as Carrara Marble, the Arabescato variant is a rarer, more striking stone. The marble is awash with natural veins of black and grey, often in circular form and the less subtle white/grey appearance exudes that of elegance of luxury. Arabescato is currently our most expensive marble choice and there can be an occasionally rare fleck of gold vein in its composition.
Origin: Porto Venere, La Spezia, Italy
Value: $$$$ - High
Base Colour: Black
Veins: Predominant Gold with White & GreyNotes & Quirks: Portoro Marble can be traced to Roman times and is considered one of the most luxurious and extravagant black marbles available. The golden veins and black base is essentially stone within stone and as a result sometimes natural fissures occur where they join - they are not cracks, are part of the stone and do not affect stability in any way.