Marble is a Natural Stone product of Mother Earth, mostly metamorphosed Limestone. By definition it is the common structure found on mother earth, especially in tectonic areas. It is the special Limestone that changed its color and crystal structure due to high heat and pressure. Most popular marble colors are white, light grey, and beige, which are mostly quarried in Italy, Greece and Turkey (Anatolia). Calacatta, Calacatta Gold are special Marble colors that are specific to Italy, Thassos, Sivec are pure white color marbles quarried in Greece and Aegean islands, Royal Cream, Diana Royal are known colors for Beige marble mostly quarried in Southern Marmara region of Turkey. Although all the colors referred above are Marble Stones by physical content, White Carrara, Afyon White, Usak White, Turkish Carrara, Avenza products are the “Mother of Marble” name, with light grey colored cloudy stones mainly quarried in Turkey and Italy.
Stonetiledepot brings several colors of available marble tiles and mosaics in different exciting finishes. Marble Tile sizes range from small sizes like 3” to 8”, medium sizes 12” to 18” and big sizes larger than 18 inches. They come with 3/8” to 5/8 inch thick depending on the size of the material. Most common sizes are 3X6 subway tiles used in Kitchen Backsplashes and bathroom walls, 12X12 tiles used in Kitchen and bathroom floors to 18X18 or 24X24 tiles used in Living rooms and large areas.
Marble mosaics usually comes as 3/8 thick products, and mesh mounted for easy installation. Some special mosaics like slides, split face, rock face comes in thicker and multiple thicknesses. Different marble tiles are combined with glass and slate pieces to make multi color and multi finish mosaics. These mosaic tiles adds another dimension and taste to already great looking natural stone mosaics and opens endless possibilities to combinations.
Marble as a natural stone, shows several range of variation which adds another dimension to its beauty. Color variation is handled by several vendors in a different ways. Most common practice is to specify the materials as lots and present the different lots to customers to select from. If your project is a continuation/upgrade/replacement for an existing product, you need to share your sample stone with the vendors to specify correct lots, or if your accent materials like cabinets, appliances, wall colors require a specific tone, share it with your vendor. We at StoneTileDepot take color variation very seriously, and keep a matching copy of your sampled product at our customer service department, and warehouse keeps a copy of your order for lot number definitions.