Calacatta Borghini Marble Slabs & Countertops

Calacatta Borghini Marble: Slabs, Countertops & wall applications

Is Calacatta Borghini real Marble?

Yes, Calacatta Borghini is a highly renowned type of marble. It’s considered one of the finest and most popular varieties within the Calacatta marble (or Calacatta Gold Marble) family. It stands out for its luxurious look, Calacatta Borghini marble is extracted from quarries in the Carrara region of Italy, an area known for its white marble mining. Calacatta Borghini marble is characterized by a clean white background and thick, wide gray veining, often accompanied by reddish lines and gold highlights.

Calacatta borghini Marble Slab 2cm (3/4inch) thick polished

Its elegant and striking aesthetics, coupled with its scarcity and limited availability, contribute to its position of prestige in the world of interior design and luxury architecture. Due to its unique aesthetic and natural white base, Calacatta Borghini is commonly used for kitchen countertops, wall cladding, flooring, and many interior design applications in residential and commercial environments.

Calacatta Borghini Marble slab close up

What is Calacatta Borghini Marble used for?

Calacatta Borghini marble, famous for its rare surface appearance and uniqueness, is highly wanted by high-end interior designers around the world. Its distinctive surface featuring gold and gray veinings on a milky white base, makes it an ideal stone for various applications:

Calacatta Borghini Marble Dry laid of kitchen countertops before cut outs
Calacatta Borghini Bar countertops bookmatch dry lay

Due to its rarity and limited production, Calacatta Borghini marble (can also be named as Calacatta Gold Marble) is a great option for those seeking to create spaces with an exclusive and luxurious ambiance.

How much does Calacatta Borghini Marble cost?

There are two different types of costs that you would need to consider: the material cost and the cut-to-size finished product cost. The cost of a Calacatta Borghini marble slab is affected by many factors, including quality, size, thickness, and supplier location. Given its market scarcity and top quality, it’s considered one of the most expensive marbles in the world.

Calacatta Borghini Extra Marble Slab 2cm (3/4inch) polished

On average, a Calacatta Borghini marble slab can cost anywhere from $80 to $250 per square foot or an Italian ex-factory price of Euro 850 up to 1900 per square meter. However, prices can change significantly if the veining patterns are particularly beautiful, the purity of the white base, slab dimensions, and market demand. Bigger or thicker slabs, as well as those with exceptional veining and fewer natural imperfections, are usually sold for higher prices.

Close up of Calacatta Borghini Marble Slabs 2cm (3/4inch) polished finish

For the finished product ex. kitchen countertops, you should contact your local fabricator and provide information about what you have to achieve in terms of sizes, cutouts, edge finishing and other requirements you may have.

What is Arabescato Marble?

Arabescato Marble Slabs characteristics & Kitchen Countertops Applications

What are the types of Arabescato Marble? Is Arabescato Used for Countertops?

Arabescato Marble is exclusively quarried from the Carrara region in Italy, is a highly sought-after type of white marble well known for its rarity and elegance. Arabescato marble is characterized by a soft white background color with distinctive, bold gray veining that creates a stunning visual effect, some slab batches feature round clouds like veins shapes and some other slab batches show more straight linear and busy veining. The quarry location of extraction makes the difference.

Arabescato Vagli Marble slab 2cm (3/4inch) thick polished

Its unique combination of a beautiful white base and striking, disperse gray veins has established Arabescato marble as a popular choice for creating rare pieces in interior design. From kitchen countertops to wall & floor panels, splashbacks, bathroom surfaces and dining table, Arabescato Marble adds a touch of sophistication and luxury to all types of spaces. Similar to Calacatta Marble, Arabescato is often used in stunning bookmatched applications, allowing for the creation of diverse and captivating patterns and shapes. Quarries like Corchia and Vagli are prominent sources of Arabescato, while lesser-known quarries such as Faniello, Cervaiole, and Arni also produce high-quality options, albeit with their unique characteristics.

Arabescato Vagli Marble Slab close up

What is Arabescato Corchia marble?

It is the most sought-after quality between interior designers and the reason is simple: this marble is very white with a dramatic rounded shaped (bees nest type) very dark veining. Arabescato corchia marble Slabs may bring some yellow marks. We would like to point out that yellow marks are very common in the white marbles from the carrara region and part of the beauty of the stone, this doesn’t have to be seen as a defect but as part of the beauty of the nature of this stunning white italian marble.

Arabescato Corchia Marble Slab 2cm (3/4inch) thick

What is Arabescato Corchia marble used for?

Blocks are mainly cut into 20mm (3/4”) thick Arabescato corchia marble slabs and polished finish, average size is pretty big around 3m x 1.6m. it’s mainly used for interior decoration as kitchen countertop or island and bathrooms due to its stunning visual aesthetics characteristics when used in interior design. There is some minor production of Arabescato corchia marble tiles in 10mm thickness, price is convenient as unshaped blocks are used as they can be used creating waste without cutting it into slabs. Tiles Formats are fixed, mainly in 600 x 600mm or 600 x 300mm or 300 x 300mm (12” x 12” – 24” x 24”). Usually as per standard a slight bevel is done all around the tiles.

Arabescato Marble bathroom made from cut to size first grade 2cm (3/4inch) thick slabs

What’s Arabescato Corchia Marble price?

Arabescato Corchia marble Price is generally higher than its brother Arabescato Vagli which we are going to talk about below. Price depends on slabs’ natural defects, how white is the background color, dimensions of the slab, and thickness. However, the cost range goes between a minimum of euro 360 x square meter up to 900, or $60 up to $150 per square foot. This price consider the material only, if you want a more complete price for a finished cut to size product like a dining table or kitchen countertop you should contact your local fabricator

What is Arabescato Vagli Marble?

Arabescato Vagli marble the less sought than Arabescato corchia quality but still an amazing choice between interior designers and the reason is simple this marble shows a very white base color (less than corchia) with busy thin veining across the surface of the slab, vein color tends to be greyish and not as black/dark gray as corchia. Arabescato Vagli marble Slabs are more compact than corchia quality with slightly less natural defects like tears and open veins, it is more common to see Arabescato Vagli slabs not resined treated at all because the block are usually very healthy. it may bring some yellow marks and rusty red veins, but it is still an amazing material.

Arabescato Vagli Marble slab 2cm (3/4inch) polished

What is Arabescato Vagli Marble used for?

Arabescato Vagli marble Blocks are mainly cut into 20mm thick slabs and polished finish, average size is big as the quarry levels are pretty high, the average slab has a size of around 3-2.9m x 1.6-1.8m. it’s mainly used for interior design applications such as kitchen countertops, island and bathrooms walls & floors.Arabescato Vagli can also be cut into thin tiles 10mm (3/8”) thickness, price is very convenient as the production is carried out by unshaped blocks which are used for this type of production only as they couldn’t be shaped into slabs, the various sizes are fixed mainly in 600 x 600mm or 600 x 300mm or 300 x 300mm.

Kitchen countertops and island in Arabescato Vagli Marble slab 2cm (3/4inch) polished

What is Arabescato Marble price?

Arabescato Vagli marble slab Price is slightly lower than its brother Arabescato corchia. Price varies based on slabs’ natural defects like tears, yellow marks presence and the level of white color in the slab base, dimensions of the slab, thickness. Slab cost can start at Euro 320 up to 820 per square meter or $60 up to $150 per square foot. For finished product price such as kitchen countertops, island and bathroom walls & floors you should get in touch with your local fabricator.

How to identify the different types of Calacatta Marble

Calacatta Marble Types: Borghini, Gold, Paonazzo, Vagli, Macchia Vecchia, Viola, Michelangelo

What are the main types of Calacatta Marble?

 Calacatta marble’s world is quite complicated as this quality comes from multiple quarries, all based in the area of Carrara, Italy. Every quality is extracted from different specific areas. We can distinguish these qualities in: Calacatta gold (very general label), Calacatta Paonazzo, Calacatta Borghini marble, Calacatta Bettogli, Calacatta Viola, Calacatta Macchia Vecchia, Calacatta Michelangelo, Calacatta Vagli Gold.

Calacatta marble, also known as Calacatta Marble Gold, stands out for its rarity and exclusivity. It falls into the range of the most expensive marble in the world; it’s a top-tier choice for interior design use due to its pure white base color and the captivating veins that swirl in shades of light grey, brown, gold, and sometimes even some rusty orange colored vein. This distinct combination makes Calacatta a valuable option for creating stunning kitchen countertops, captivating wall panels, breathtaking splashbacks, and luxurious bathrooms.

Top of a marble Quarry in Carrara Area, Italy.

When it comes to designing a project with Calacatta, there’s a trend that’s becoming very popular between interior designers: the bookmatch patterning. This method works by joining two or more marble slabs from the same block to create a beautiful mirrored vein matching pattern. It’s a game-changer in the world of interior design as it creates visually stunning shapes on walls, floors and also countertops.

Getting deeper into the various types of Calacatta marble, here below will follow a detailed distinction between them:

Calacatta Borghini Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

It’s one of the King among Calacatta varieties, Borghini features a stunning clean white background color, It is characterized by bold, deep gray veining with occasional delicate gray feathered lines and hints of gold. This combination of colors creates a luxurious and unique appearance, making it a preferred choice for high-end interior design projects. Calacatta Borghini’s price ranges between $100 up to $300 per square foot or Euro 750 up to Euro 2000 per square meter. The price depends on factors such as quality, natural imperfections in the slab, dimension, thickness, and surface finish.

Calacatta Borghini Marble Slab 2cm polished 3/4inch

Calacatta Gold Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

The label ‘’Calacatta Gold’’ is a bit tricky as it can be used for many varieties of Calacatta Gold – This is more used as a commercial name rather than a specific type. It includes much marble under the Calacatta category that features honey-grey or gold-toned veins. Quarries like Borghini, Bettogli, or Vagli often produce these varieties. Calacatta gold marble price in slabs can be affected by multiple factors but on average it can go from $150 up to $350 per square foot or Euro 850 up to Euro 2200 per square meter.

Calacatta Gold Extra marble slab 2cm polished 3/4inch
close up of calacatta Gold marble slab

Calacatta Vagli & Vagli Gold Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

The Vagli marble is Known for its busy intricate vein patterns that play with hues of gray or even brass-like gold, its striking aesthetics make it ideal for interior design objects like dining tables, coffee tables, and kitchen countertops. The base is milky white like most of the Calacatta varieties, when veining is honey gold the block is marked as Vagli Gold which is the most famous quality extracted from this quarry. Calacatta Vagli marble price in slabs can be affected by multiple factors but on average it can go from $80 up to $200 per square foot or Euro 650 up to Euro 1800 per square meter.

Calacatta Vagli Gold Marble Slab polished 2cm (3/4inch) thick

Calacatta Bettogli Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

Together with Borghini’s quality, this is the real king in the Calacatta realm. Calacatta Bettogli is usually slightly cleaner than Borghini showing less dramatic vein patterns and less rusty gold veining across the surface of the slab, Calacatta Bettogli predominantly displays a pure white base color with thick grey veins named by Italian quarry men as ‘’bastoni’’. Being Calacatta Bettogli marble, basically the most exclusive Calacatta, its price can change based on multiple factors: on average it can vary from $150 up to $300 per square foot or Euro 850 up to Euro 2000 per square meter. If you are looking to achieve the highest-end kitchen countertops, islands or walls & floors, Bettogli quality is your best bet.

Calacatta Bettogli Marble Slab 2cm polished (3/4inch) thick
Close up of Calacatta Bettogli marble slab

Calacatta Paonazzo Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

Renowned for its elegant and unique characteristics, Calacatta Paonazzo features a pure white base with bold and dramatic vein patterns that often exhibit straighter lines/veins compared to other variations of Calacatta marble. What sets Calacatta Paonazzo apart is its striking vein colors, which can vary from light to dark black, along with flashes of red and rusty gold. These vibrant and pronounced veins create a captivating contrast against the white-colored base, making Calacatta Paonazzo a sought-after choice for high-end interior design projects. Calacatta Paonazzo marble price varies based on multiple factors: on average it starts from $80 up to $200 per square foot or Euro 650 up to Euro 1500 per square meter.

Calacatta Paonazzo marble slab 2cm polished (3/4inch)

Calacatta Macchia Vecchia Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

This marble holds unique characteristics that set it apart within the range of Calacatta varieties. Known for its scarcity and beautiful appearance, Calacatta Macchia Vecchia shares some similarities with Calacatta Paonazzo but distinguishes itself with more pronounced and vibrant red and gold veining across its slab/block surface. Calacatta Macchia Vecchia’s strong and vivid veins stand out in contrast with the pure white base, creating an eye-catching and luxurious aesthetic. Interior designers often choose this marble due to the uniqueness of colored veining its surface shows, that’s why it is used in many applications like kitchen countertops, bathrooms, walls & floors. Its price is slightly higher than Paonazzo and it varies from $100 up to $250 per square foot or Euro 750 up to Euro 1600 per square meter.

Calacatta Viola Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

This marble is mainly extracted from ‘’Vagli quarry’’ and it’s characterized by brilliant and eye-catching reddish veins against a clean white background. This particular type of Calacatta marble has intense and busy veins that resemble the rich tones found in red wine, hence the name “Viola,” which means purple in Italian. The bold contrast between the strong purple tones and the pure white base gives Calacatta Viola a luxurious and distinctive look. Typically available in slab form, Calacatta Viola is sought after for its ability to make a bold statement in interior design applications like kitchen countertops, dining or coffee tables, bathrooms, walls & floors. Calacatta Viola’s price range is between $100 up to $200 per square foot or Euro 750 up to Euro 1400 per square meter.

Calacatta Viola marble slabs 2cm polished (3/4inch)
Calacatta Viola close up of marble slab

Calacatta Michelangelo Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

This marble gained prominence and its name from the renowned artist Michelangelo, who used similar marble for his iconic sculptures. This marble diverges from all the other Calacatta varieties in its appearance. Calacatta Michelangelo typically displays subtle grey veins to no veins at all that blend into the white base color. The veining is usually much less visible compared to other Calacatta marbles, giving it an elegant and refined look. Despite its softer vein patterns, Calacatta Michelangelo maintains a sense of sophistication and timeless beauty. It is used for various interior design applications, including kitchen countertops, wall cladding, floors and bathrooms. Calacatta MIchelangelo price range between $100 up to $300 per square foot or Euro 750 up to Euro 1900 per square meter.

Calacatta/Statuario Michelangelo Marble slabs 2cm 3/4inch

Given its limited availability, Calacatta marble is a rare jewel, and each mined block has unique features (not 2 blocks are the same, never), ensuring each piece is characterized by its own set of colors and vein patterns. Despite occasional natural imperfections like open veins or tears, modern techniques like resin treatment maintain the integrity of the block first and the slabs too. However, finding a slab without imperfections may come at a premium price.

Generally speaking of price, Calacatta or Calacatta gold slabs come with a high price, especially those with clean colorations and veining, and free from natural imperfections like yellow marks or rusty veins. Factors like veining patterns, quarry origins, thickness, and your supplier location, contribute to affecting the final price.
In conclusion, whether it’s the stunning Calacatta Borghini or the elegant Calacatta Viola that captured your heart, these marbles are sure to make a great piece of statement wherever they are used.

Emerald Green Quartzite Slabs & Countertops

Emerald Green Quartzite: From Slabs to Kitchen Countertops

Is Emerald Green Quartzite or Granite?

Emerald Green (or Botanic Green) is usually recognized as a quartzite rather than granite. Quartzite is a natural stone formed from limestone that has endured extreme heat and compression, resulting in a solid, compact, and stunningly veined natural stone.

Although granite and quartzite share some affinities in terms of the hardness of their surface, quartzite has usually a more varied look with sophisticated patterns and veining, more like marble, whilst granite normally has a flecked or grainy surface look.

Emerald Green quartzite is a kind of natural stone famous for its astonishing green coloration, often with multiple tones of green, ranging from light to dark.

Stunning Emerald green quartzite slabs 2cm (3/4inch) polished

Emerald Green quartzite is quarried from mines in various parts of the globe. The specific area of extraction can vary, but Brazil is the main source of quartzite in the world, with dozens of varieties extracted around the country. The main area is Minas Gerais where various types of quartzite are mined, including the most exclusive Emerald Green.

However, The quarry location of extraction can affect the quality, especially in terms of color variations, and availability of Emerald Green quartzite. Each quartzite quarry has unique features based on geological formations that the area has undergone for thousands of years.

Emerald Green quartzite is mostly used for kitchen countertops, backsplashes, flooring, and wall cladding in both private and commercial spaces. Its hard surface and its beautiful aesthetics make it a first choice among interior designers or private house owners looking for an elegant and luxurious feature in their designs.

Is Emerald Green Quartzite good for Countertops?

Emerald Green quartzite is often an amazing option for countertops for many reasons:

  • Durability: Emerald Green Quartzite is known for its compactness and hardness, higher than granite. It’s ideal to use as kitchen countertops due to being resistant to scratches and etching.
  • Visual Appearance: The vivid green coloration and marble-like veining patterns of Emerald Green quartzite create an elegant and modern look, becoming the main feature of the kitchen.
  • Versatility: Its rare beauty can be adapted to any type of environment from more classic to modern and contemporary.
  • Low Maintenance: its surface itself is already pre-factory sealed with special resins but with minimum maintenance and periodical sealing it becomes impenetrable.
Emerald green kitchen countertop polished

Emerald Green quartzite slabs are mostly cut to size into different types of interior design projects due to their unique characteristics. The most common uses include:

What is the cost of an Emerald Green Quartzite slab?

The cost of an Emerald Green quartzite slab can vary extensively depending on several factors, just to name a few quality, size, thickness, supplier, and location. With regards to one single slab, the price of Emerald Green quartzite may vary from approximately $2,500 to $6,000 or more.

Emerald green slab 2cm thick polished (3/4inch)

The price range for Emerald Green quartzite slabs in square feet or meters could be anywhere from approximately $100 to $200 per square foot or an Italian ex-factory price of Euro 350 up to Euro 950 per square meter.

This price is basically an estimate and it can widely change based on the factors mentioned above, the higher prices go together with bigger quartzite slabs and higher quality slabs which show a very nice green coloration and no brown or black marks presence on the surface.

Emerald green quartzite slabs 2cm polished (3/4inch)

For a more precise price, it’s recommended to contact stone suppliers or stone fabricators who can eventually provide you with a finished cut-to-size product price rather than material only.

Blue Roma Quartzite Slabs & Countertops

Blue Roma Quartzite: From Slabs to Kitchen Countertops

What is Blue Roma Quartzite?

Blue Roma (also called Deep Blue) is a kind of natural stone that is normally labeled as a quartzite rather than marble. While its look may be similar to marble with its twisted veining and forms, Blue Roma quartzite is made differently and has different characteristics contrasting to marble composition.

Blue Roma quartzite is a kind of natural stone exclusively mined in Brazil. It’s highly wanted by interior designers all over the world for its eye-catching look, characterized by a mix of blue, gray, brown and white colors with busy veining and shapes. This quartzite is famous for its luxury and unique appearance which resemble the beauty of marble but maintain the resistance and solidity of quartzite.

Blue Roma Quartzite slab polished in 2cm thick (3/4/inch)

Blue Roma quartzite is a metamorphic rock that is created from sandstone being exposed to high heat and pressure over millions of years. This geological process contributed to its crystalline structure and made it compact and more durable than many other natural stones, including some marbles.

Thanks to its stunning aesthetic and durability, Blue Roma quartzite is commonly used for kitchen countertops, wall cladding, flooring, and many interior design applications in residential and commercial environments. Its blue/gray color base and unique veining patterns add an elegant and modern touch to any area, making it a popular option in the world of natural stone.

Is Blue Roma Quartzite suitable for kitchen countertops?

Yes, Blue Roma quartzite is often selected as an excellent option for kitchen countertops due to its aesthetics and durability characteristics. Below why it’s a popular choice:

Durability: Quartzite, including Blue Roma, is highly compact and heat resistant, also to scratches, and etching. It’s similar to granite in terms of solidity and durability, making it ideal to use as kitchen countertops or bathroom vanities.

Blue Roma quartzite kitchen countertop and island

Unique Appearance: Blue Roma quartzite features beautiful blue, gray, and white hues with busy veining and patterns. It gives a luxury and rare look to the kitchen, becoming the main feature in any environment due to its unique beauty.

Low Maintenance: While marble requires a high level of care, quartzite is much easier to look after. It requires sealing to protect its surface from staining and marks, but after sealing it’s relatively low maintenance, moreover, its surface has been factory treated with a special resin which helps the protection.

Resale Value:  Blue Roma quartzite countertops can increase the general value and appeal of a kitchen, which can be excellent in case one day you will consider resale or adding value to your home.

You can also use Blue Roma for other types of applications like:

Wall Cladding: It’s used as wall cladding in both indoor and outdoor settings. Especially in bookmatch applications when 2 or more slabs are mirroring each other.

Backsplashes: Blue Roma is often used as a backsplash in kitchens and bathrooms, complementing countertops and adding visual beauty to the space.

Blue Roma Quartzite countertops 2mc thick (3/4inch)

Design Pieces: Blue Roma quartzite can be transformed into amazing design furniture pieces like dining or coffee tabletops, and shelving, due to its unique veining and color tones.

Generally, Blue Roma quartzite’s incredible characteristics and appearance make it a coveted choice for a wide range of interior and exterior applications in both residential and commercial settings

How much does a Blue Roma Quartzite slab cost?

The cost of Blue Roma quartzite slab can vary significantly based on many factors, including the quality of the stone, thickness, size of the slabs, supplier, and location. The price for Blue Roma quartzite material only can range from approximately $100 to $300 per square foot or Italian ex-factory price of Euro 450 up to Euro 1500 per square meter.

Blue Roma quartzite extra 2cm thick polished (3/4inch)

This cost estimate is for the material itself and doesn’t include expenses such as manufacturer cutting, fitting, taxes, packaging or additional fees.

The higher the quality of Blue Roma quartzite slab and the bigger the slabs are, it may substantially increase the price. Slabs with a size above 3m in length and 1.8m in height, a clean surface with no natural marks or other imperfections and linear veining reflect a much higher price. While smaller or lower-grade options should be more affordable.

Also, prices may change based on market conditions, demand, and specific suppliers’ location or ways of conducting business., it’s recommended to get quotes from your stone fabricators to get an accurate current price for Blue Roma quartzite.

Green Onyx Slabs & Backlit Applications

Green Onyx Uses: From Slab to Backlit walls & Countertops

Is Green Onyx Marble or quartzite?

Green onyx is a type of stone that is often confused with marble or quartzite. Onyx itself is a formation of quartz, specifically a cryptocrystalline formation of quartz, so it’s different from traditional quartzite or marble in terms of its look and conformation. Onyx commonly has transparent properties with colorful veining, whereas quartzite usually has a more sparkling structure and is not as translucent. Green onyx, in particular, shows hues of green with beautiful markings and is wanted for its rare beauty in various applications like kitchen countertops, tiles, and design pieces like dining tables, lamps etc.

Onyx Green extra Marble slabs 2cm polished (3/4inch)

Green onyx can be found in various parts of the world. Some of the most famous sources for green onyx mining include:

Pakistan: Pakistan is known for extracting top-quality green onyx. The country is the land of some quarries, specifically in regions like Baluchistan and the Punjab, where green onyx is mined in blocks.

Iran: Iran is another important source of green onyx. There are multiple sites in a few parts of the country, such as Kerman, where green onyx is extracted.

India: India also has some quarries of green onyx in regions like Rajasthan.

Afghanistan: A few areas in Afghanistan, especially in locations like Herat, have also become well known for the mining of various types of green onyx

Onyx green marble huge slabs above 3m, in 2cm thick polished finish

In these locations quarries have primarily been extracting green onyx in block shape, only a few blocks get processed into slabs, and most of them get shipped to Countries like India, Italy, and China to be processed in various applications such as countertops, walls & floors tiles, and dining tables.

What is Green Onyx used for?

Green onyx marble, loved for its aesthetics and unique features, finds multiple types of applications in both interior and decorative settings:

Decorative Objects: Green onyx marble is on most occasions used as a decorative object in private and commercial spaces. It can be manufactured into tabletops, wall or floor panels, and ornamental objects like vases and lamps.

Backlit Installations: Its transparent surface characteristic makes it specifically appealing for backlit uses. When lit from the back, green onyx marble can show a beautiful eye-catching effect, particularly in bookmatched wall panels, countertops, or bar front panels.

Flooring and Wall Coverings: In interior decor, green onyx marble is used as flooring or wall coverings in many areas such as bathrooms, hallways, or feature walls to add style and luxury to the surrounding environment.

Countertops: It’s applied for countertops in the kitchen or in the bathrooms as a vanity to add a touch of sophistication. 

Countertops + backsplash in Onyx green polished finish

Lamps and Lighting: Thanks to its translucent characteristics, green onyx marble can be manufactured into lamps or used in lighting backlit furniture.

Green onyx marble’s functionality can be integrated into various design contexts, from traditional to contemporary and modern, creating a luxurious and distinctive touch to interior environments.

How much does a Green Onyx slab cost?

The cost of green onyx marble slabs can widely change based on multiple aspects:

Quality: Higher quality green onyx marble slabs with fewer imperfections, uniform green coloration with no common brown marks, and greater transparency influence the final price making it more expensive.

Size and Thickness: Bigger and thicker slabs will normally cost more due to the amount of material used and potentially more waste created when cutting.

Source and Rarity: Quarries are often located in areas where the extraction is difficult, also its rarity compared to other stones can influence its price.

Green onyx marble Slabs 2cm thick polished (3/4inch)

The price range for green onyx marble slabs can start at around $100 to $400 per square foot for the slabs only and basic quality. However, if the slabs are big and show no imperfection, a clean green base color with no brown marks the price can exceed $200 to $400 per square foot or more, or Italian ex-factory price of Euro 450 up to Euro 1650 per square meter

If interested in knowing the finished cut-to-size product price you should contact your local fabricator which will provide you with a cost inclusive of cutting-to-size, eventual cutouts, and edge polishing costs.

White Onyx Marble Slabs & its Applications

White Onyx Marble Uses: From Slab to Backlit Walls

Where does White Onyx Marble come from?

White onyx marble typically features a very white or creamy background color with varying degrees of translucency. Its appearance can vary based on the specific piece and quarry location.

White onyx marble is found in various areas around the world. It’s mined and sourced from different countries known for their large deposits. Some of the areas where white onyx marble is commonly extracted include:

  • Iran: Iran is known for producing high-quality white onyx marble. The country’s quarries yield different onyx varieties, some white onyx with high degrees of translucency and some with less degrees.
Stunning white Onyx extra Marble Block
  • Turkey: Turkey is another important supplier of white onyx marble. Turkish mines extract and process the highest quantity of marble in the world, including white onyx, known for its distinctive luxury appearance.
  • Pakistan: White onyx marble is also extracted in Pakistan. Pakistani white onyx often exhibits stunning patterns and varying levels of translucency.
White Onyx Marble Close up
  • Mexico: Mexico is known for extracting white onyx with rare veining patterns and different levels of translucency. Mexican white onyx is famous to often show multiple gold veins across the slabs.

These regions have a multitude of marble quarries where white onyx is mined, manufactured, and distributed to various markets for use in design and decorative applications.

Can White onyx marble be used for backlit wall applications?

Yes, white onyx marble is an excellent choice for backlit use in commercial or residential applications, especially on walls. Its natural transparent surface allows light to pass through, creating a unique effect when backlit. This onyx has varying degrees of transparency and veins patterns which make it stunning when illuminated from the back.

White Onyx extra Marble Slab with backlit Effect coming from sunlight

When used in backlit wall applications, white onyx marble can generate a light, distributed glow that increases the onyx’s natural beauty. It casts a touch of luxury and elegance to environments.

White Onyx Bathroom vanity made by Solid block Of white Onyx Marble

This effect is often used in interior design to show perceivably beautiful characteristics in various settings, such as hotels lobbies or halls, restaurants bar countertops or walls, spas, or any high-end residential environments. The use of backlighting effect with white onyx marble can totally turn a space into a captivating focal point, making it a popular option for interior designers in any applications, also as kitchen countertops or islands.

How much does White onyx marble slab cost?

The cost of White onyx marble slab can widely vary based on several factors like slab size, quality, and supplier location. 

Photo of a White Onyx Extra Marble slab 2cm polished (3/4”)

For example, commonly white onyx slab is small in size averagely 2.3m in length and 1.2m in height but if a slab is of a size above 3m in length and above 1.80m in height, with few or no natural imperfections, definitely you are going to pay a higher price compared to a small slab with many imperfections like decolorations, black or gray marks etc. The level of white color base the slab shows it also make a huge difference in terms of pricing, the whiter base the higher the cost.

White Onyx Gold Marble Slab from Mexico, 2cm polished (3/4inch)

White onyx marble usually falls into the higher price range among natural stones. Its unique beauty and translucency characteristics contribute to its high cost, making it a highly demanded choice for those seeking uniqueness and luxury in their spaces. Roughly its price in ¾’’ (20mm) thick slab can range from $300 up to $550 per square foot, Italian prices ex-factory range from Euro 850 up to Euro 1950 per square meter. Consider these prices are considered in slabs and not your cut-to-size walls , dining tables or kitchen countertop which will definitely differ due to waste creation, cutting cost, edge polishing, shipping, installation costs etc. To have an idea of this cost you should contact your local fabricator.

Pink Onyx Slabs & Interior Applications

Pink Onyx Applications: from slab to Countertops & Walls

Is Pink Onyx Marble natural?

Yes, Pink onyx marble is a natural stone. There are various types of Onyx, including pink onyx, which is one type of calcite which has gone through natural geological processes. It’s a fusion of a variety of the mineral chalcedony, mixed with fine intergrowths of quartz and morganite which were created over thousands of years. These natural formations create the stunning patterns seen in onyx, including the pink colorations.

Pink Onyx Marble slab 2cm polished (3/4inch)

Pink onyx marble, like other types of onyx, is considered relatively rare compared to more commonly found types of marble or natural stones. Its rarity comes from several factors:

  • Limited Deposits: Pink onyx marble is created in specific geological conditions, and areas with the right conditions for its formation are very focused on limited areas like Iran and afghanistan.
  • Unique Appearance: The distinctive pink coloration and patterns within the stone contribute to its rarity. The specific combination of coloration and veining found in pink onyx marble is less common compared to other natural stones varieties.
  • Market and Availability: Due to its unique and visually appealing appearance, coupled with its limited availability, pink onyx marble is in demand for interior design and luxury applications purposes. The limited availability and market high demand contributes to its rarity and, in turn, its higher cost.

All the above reasons explain why pink onyx marble is a rarer and more exclusive type of natural stone, making it unique for various high-end projects.

What can Pink Onyx Marble be used for?

Pink onyx marble, known for its beautiful and exclusive appearance, is often used for various interior or decor applications like:

  • Interior design: Pink onyx marble is used in interior design to make any feature walls, or decorative elements stand out. It surely elevates the beauty of spaces in residential or commercial settings.
  • Backlit Applications: Its translucent nature makes it ideal for backlit applications. When properly illuminated from the back, pink onyx marble creates a visually eye-catching effect.
  • Countertops and Vanities: Pink onyx marble is also used for bathroom vanities or stunning kitchen countertops applications. Though these type of applications require ultra care due to the material being slightly softer than other stones.
Stunning bathroom wall covering in Pink Onyx extra Marble
  • Decorative Items: Pink onyx marble can be used to create fireplace surrounds or stunning dining tables adding elegance and a touch of opulence to living spaces.

Pink onyx marble is less common for high-traffic areas. Careful consideration of its properties and proper maintenance are necessary to preserve its beauty in practical applications especially when used as kitchen countertops.

What is the cost of a Pink Onyx Marble slab?

The price of pink onyx marble slabs can change significantly based on various factors like:

  • Availability: Pink onyx marble is rare compared to other stones. It’s sourced from just a few quarries which are difficult to reach and make its extraction particularly difficult, it is scarce in the market.
  • Quality and Visual Appearance: Top quality Pink Onyx shows a vibrant Pink base color and nice veining. The more Beautiful  the coloration and patterns, the higher the price due to its incredible unique color surface.
Stunning Pink Onyx marble slab 2cm polished (3/4inch)
  • Production difficulties: Mining, processing, and moving Pink onyx marble slabs & blocks require special tools and equipment, raising up the production costs. Cutting these marbles into thick slabs and polishing or honing their surfaces adds to the expense.

 Pink onyx marble is generally raging between the  high-end and luxury stones, commanding prices going from approximately $200 to $500 per square foot or more.

In terms of square meters, this can translate to roughly Euro 600 to Euro 1900 per square meter or higher, depending on factors such as those explained above.

If you are looking for a finished product price you should get in contact with your local fabricator providing them with details like sizes, eventual cutouts needed, linear meters of edge polishing etc

Blue Onyx Marble Slabs & Wall Applications

All you need to know about Blue Onyx Marble Applications

Is Blue Onyx Marble or Quartzite?

Blue onyx is a type of marble rather than quartzite. It’s a type of compacted calcite that belongs to the onyx category of natural stones. This marble is characterized by its prominent blue coloration with veins of varying shades of blue, creating a unique and shining appearance. On the other hand, quartzite is a metamorphic rock firstly made of quartz grains, which differs from the mineral composition of marble.

Blue Onyx marble extra slabs polished 2cm (3/4inch) thick

Blue onyx marble typically originates from countries which are rich of natural marble deposits. Some of the regions known for extracting blue onyx marble include Iran, Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. Marble, including blue onyx, forms when limestone go through deep pressure and heat, resulting in the characteristic veining and patterns that define each type of marble. The unique blue hues and veining in blue onyx marble are highly sought after for various decorative and architectural purposes like kitchen countertops, bathroom, walls & floors and dining table.

What is Blue Onyx Marble used for?

Blue onyx marble is prized for its eye-catching appearance and is often used for interior design purposes or in architectural applications that get value from its unique features. The most common uses include:

  • Interior Design: Blue onyx marble is employed in interior design for wall coverings, flooring, and design elements like dining tables or fireplace surrounds, adding a touch of elegance and luxury to any environments.
  • Feature Walls: In commercial spaces or high-end residential areas, blue onyx marble is used to create stunning feature walls in lobbies, reception areas, or spa interiors, showcasing its beauty and uniqueness. If cut with the bookmatch method it usually features stunning mirroring patterns between the 2 or more installed pieces
  • Kitchen Countertops and Vanities: Though less common due to its softer nature compared to some other stones like granite & quartzite, blue onyx marble is sometimes used for bathroom vanities or kitchen countertops, provided it’s sealed and maintained properly to prevent staining or etching.
Bathroom vanity tops and wall covering in blue onyx extra marble
  • Backlit Applications: Blue onyx marble’s translucent properties make it an excellent choice for backlit applications, creating a mesmerizing effect when illuminated from behind, enhancing its visual appeal.

Blue onyx marble requires care and maintenance to preserve its beauty. Regular sealing and proper care are necessary to protect it from staining or etching.

What is Blue Onyx Marble slab cost?

Blue onyx marble slabs are generally considered quite expensive compared to many other types of marble or natural stone. Its slab price can vary based on several factors such as quality, Blue color intensity, veining, size, and market availability.

Blue Onyx marble slab polished 2cm thick (3/4inch)

The rarity and unique appearance of blue onyx marble contribute significantly to its higher cost. It’s considered a luxury stone due to its beautiful blue tones and intricate veining, which make it stand out in any space.

Blue onyx marble is generally considered a luxury material, and its price can range anywhere from $200 to $500 per square foot or Italian factory price of Euro 650 up to Euro 1900 x square meter. 

Blue Sodalite Slabs & Countertops

All you need to know about Blue Sodalite slabs & countertops

What is Blue Sodalite natural stone?

Blue Sodalite is neither granite, marble or quartzite; it’s a type of rock known as a mineraloid. Sodalite, including the Bolivian or Brazilian Blue Sodalite varieties, are a stunning blue mineral with occasional white or dark veining crossing the slab. It’s highly prized for its rich color and aesthetic, often used in jewelry and ornamental objects due to its appeal, but when mined in blocks and slabs it can be processed into amazing kitchen countertops, bathrooms, walls & floors and dining tables

Brazilian Blue Sodalite slabs 2cm thick (3/4inch) polished

Blue Sodalite is a type of natural stone commonly used in design as kitchen countertops due to its durability and practicality

Bolivian Blue Sodalite slabs 2cm thick (3/4inch) polished

it’s opportune to make a clear distinction between Blue Sodalite from Bolivia and Blue Sodalite from Brazil which are two different qualities, both are highly priced with the Brazilian one  slightly more expensive. The  Bolivian one also shows a lighter blue color base compared to the dark blue base of the Brazilian sibling.  Both are extremely  durable and compact which make them an ideal choice for interior design applications;

What is the cost of Blue Sodalite for Kitchen countertops?

The price label on Blue Sodalite kitchen countertops comes from various factors, and we’ll explain them in a few key ones:

  • Scarce Availability: Blue Sodalite is rare compared to more common natural stone countertop. It’s sourced from just a few quarries in Brazil and Bolivia, which makes it scarce in the market.
  • Quality and Stunning Appearance: Top quality Blue Sodalite dazzles with vibrant Blue base color and intricate white and black veining, creating a visually catching display of mixed colors. The more stunning the coloration and patterns, the higher the price due to its exceptional unique color surface.
  • Complex Production: Extracting, processing, and moving Blue sodalite slabs & blocks involves specialized trucks and machinery, driving up the production costs. Crafting these stones into thick slabs and polishing or honing their surfaces adds to the expense.
  • Exceptional Durability: Blue Sodalite boasts exceptional compactness and solidity, its heat and scratch resistance is amazing which makes it a stunning choice for interior design applications but also exterior walls or tables.
  • Market Dynamics: There are times of high demand and contrary low demand as well, moreover the best big size slabs (above 3 meters) availability is extremely limited and this contributes to a higher price x square foot or square meter
Blue Sodalite kitchen cut to size countertops 2cm (3/4inch) with 50mm downstands

We cannot give a realistic price for Blue Sodalite kitchen countertops as too many factors influence the final price, but we can give you some rough price range with regards to the material cost alone, in slab format.

What is Blue Sodalite slab cost?

Blue Sodalite slabs often come at a higher price compared to other natural stones, typically ranging from $100 to $250 per square foot, or in the realm of Euro 750 to Euro 1900 per square meter in Italy for the slab material only. However, these prices can vary due to multiple affecting factors:

1 Quality Matters: The amount of vibrant Blue coloring, the distribution of veining if busy or more linear, and whether any open veins have been resined may significantly impact the overall quality and, consequently, the price.

2 Location and Processing: Where the slabs are cut and shipped can affect the cost. For instance, purchasing where the blocks have been cut, for example in Italy or Brazil, might differ from buying in countries like the US, Australia, New Zealand, France, UK, or Canada due to shipping and import duty expenses.

3. Size and Thickness: Larger slabs, especially those exceeding 3 meters in length and 1.8 meters in height, often have higher prices and the reason is that none wants to see seams or their kitchen countertop made by multiple small pieces. Also keep in mind that opting for a 2cm or ¾ inch thickness is recommended, as the best blocks are often cut into this thickness.

Cut to size kitchen countertop in blue Sodalite

If you’re curious about the total cost of a finished cut to size product, it’s wise to connect with a local fabricator or warehouse. They can provide insights into additional expenses like cutting the slabs to size, managing material waste based on sizes, creating cutouts for sinks, hobs, sockets, taps, polishing edges, and the installation process. They’ll help give a clearer picture of the final countertop cost.