What is Cipollino Marble?

Cipollino Marble, renowned for its distinctive and dynamic appearance, originates from the esteemed quarries of Tuscany, Italy. This exquisite marble is characterized by its striking green, grey, and white swirls that create a mesmerizing, wave-like pattern, reminiscent of an onion’s layers, which is reflected in its name “Cipollino,” meaning “little onion” in Italian. The unique veining and coloration make each slab a work of art, adding a touch of nature’s complexity and beauty to any setting.

What is Cipollino Marble used for?

Favored by architects and designers, This marble is an excellent choice for both residential and commercial applications. Its versatility allows it to be used in various settings, including flooring, wall cladding, countertops, bathroom vanities, and decorative accents. The marble’s ability to take a high polish enhances its natural luster, bringing out the vibrant veining and adding a luxurious feel to interiors.

How to maintain Cipollino Marble natural Beauty!

In addition to its stunning visual appeal, Cipollino marble is appreciated for its durability and strength. It can withstand the demands of high-traffic areas, making it suitable for both practical and decorative purposes. However, like all natural stones, it requires regular maintenance, including sealing to prevent staining and etching from acidic substances, and cleaning with pH-neutral cleaners.

Cipollino marble’s bold and intricate patterns make it a standout material, perfect for creating striking focal points in any space. Its unique combination of beauty and resilience ensures that it remains a favored choice for those looking to infuse their interiors with a sense of elegance and distinctive style.

What’s Cipollino Marble Price?

Considered among the top range of quality marble from the Tuscany area, Cipollino marble is prized for its rarity and exquisite beauty. Its price falls into the High-end marble range; It varies based on quality (the whiter, the less natural imperfections), size (the bigger), and thickness of slabs/tiles its price fluctuate in a range of Approx $ 40 to $ 100 per square foot or Euro 350 to Euro 850 per square meter.

Cippolino Marble is marvelous in polished or honed finish and available in 20mm (3/4”) thick slabs. Ask for actual stock availability  now!

Cipollino Marble slab

Cipollino marble slabs polished 2cm. Ideal to use as kitchen countetops or island, bathrooms walls floors and vanity tops
Cipollino marble slabs polished 2cm. Ideal to use as kitchen countetops or island, bathrooms walls floors and vanity tops

Cipollino marble

Cipollino verde marble ondulato slabs
Cipollino marble slabs, 20mm thick, polished or honed. Ideal to use as kitchen countertop worktop island and bathroom vanity top, walls and floors


Specification Description
Material Name Cipollino Marble
Origin Quarried primarily in Tuscany, Italy
Color Variegated green, grey, and white with intricate veining
Veining Patterns Swirling, wave-like patterns resembling layers of an onion
Texture Smooth texture with occasional natural fissures and variations
Applications Flooring, wall cladding, countertops, bathroom vanities, decorative accents
Finish Options Polished, honed, brushed, leathered
Thickness Commonly available in 2 cm and 3 cm; tiles available in various thicknesses (typically 10 to 20 mm)
Density Approximately 2.7 g/cm³
Water Absorption Typically less than 0.5%, low water absorption rate
Compressive Strength Approx. 70-140 MPa
Flexural Strength Approx. 7-15 MPa
Porosity Low to moderate, requires sealing to maintain appearance and prevent staining
Maintenance Regular sealing recommended; clean with pH-neutral cleaners; avoid acidic substances
Durability Suitable for moderate to high-traffic areas; good resistance to wear and tear
Environmental Suitability Suitable for indoor applications; outdoor use not recommended due to potential for weathering and etching
Unique Features Distinctive coloration and veining patterns resembling layers of an onion, versatile applications
Price Range Moderate to high, depending on slab quality and thickness
Alternative Names Onion Marble, Cipollino Verde, Cipollino Verde Alpi
Typical Tile Sizes 12″x12″, 12″x24″, 24″x24″; custom sizes available
Quarry Locations Quarries primarily located in the Apuan Alps region of Tuscany, Italy

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