Although marble is a type of stone, there are many different kinds of marble that come in different colours and patterns. Every kind of marble tile adds a timeless, elegant look to a room, but depending on the decor of the property it will affect the type of tile chosen. Different types of marble come with different grains, vein patterns, colours and shades. Here are just a few of the different types of marble tiles available.
Carrara is one of the most readily available and commonly used marbles. Its colour is usually a pristine white, grey or blue-grey with linear veins that can be small and soft.
Botticino marble tiles are usually a beige or oyster colour with either cream, white or grey thin veining. It is renowned for its high luster, visual appeal and is considered a fine marble around the world.
Emperador marble is quarried in Spain and comes in different shades of brown with irregular veining and fine grains.
Calacatta marble is quarried in the same region of Italy as Carrara and is often confused with Carrara marble as they can both be white with grey veining. The veining on Calacatta marble is darker and comes in thick patterns. Calacatta marble however is much rarer than Carrara marble and is considered by many a luxury stone.
Crema Marfil marble is quarried in Spain and comes in a variety of colours, the most popular being yellow and light beige with different kinds of veins.