What is STATUARIO EXTRA 1ST MARBLE
Statuario Extra 1st marble is a premium quality block of the popular white Italian marble with grey striking veins across its surface. This variety of Statuario is quarried in Northern Italy during a careful and hand-picked selection process in which the sheets with the purest white minerals in combination with the more defined and thicker grey veining is set apart for finishing at the processing plant prior to its export to other countries across the world.
What makes Statuario Extra 1st marble is its unique charm and versatility when combined with any other object and design on any living space, married with the natural sturdiness of classic stone.
Marble is a rock that has been formed over millions of years with different minerals that have metamorphosed from Limestone to become a unique natural stone with durable characteristics and a luxurious appeal.
Statuario Extra 1st marble was formed from sedimentary rocks that have suffered a natural crystallization of the original minerals, resulting in interlocking stone rocks that vary in appearance according to the different minerals that compose it; which can be silica, sand, clay and iron oxides among others. These natural impurities allow for an endless variation of stone types which have made marble the most famous natural stone in the world.
Marble has been used since ancient times in the construction of monuments (Taj Mahal in India, Marble Arch in London, etc), statues (David by Michelangelo and paving amongst establishments of kings and emperors.
More recently and with the advance of new technology and quarrying systems, marble has become more affordable and is present in the most beautiful homes as well as in hotels, restaurants and other spaces that dazzle onlookers.
Marble has also gained popularity due to its luxurious appeal, timeless looks, durability and value it provides to any property in which it is applied.
Marble is a 100% natural product that varies in size, pattern and dimensions; making each piece unique. Slabs dimensions vary from block to block and cover an approximate area of 5.5m2.
Marble comes in standard thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm but can be sourced in thicker sheets and block formats.
Features and benefits of marble:
- High resistance to heat and freezing
- 100% natural
- Each piece is unique
- Low liquid absorption
- Extreme durability
- Suitable for indoors and outdoors
- Wide array of colours, patterns and finishes