Carrara marble vs Statuary marble

Carrara marble and Statuario marble, both extracted in the Carrara area quarries of Italy. They share the same origin but they are very different unders multiple aspects:

1 Availability

Carrara marble is highly available and represent the 80% of the quarries production. Statuario marble is rarer and less available.

2 Color and veins

Statuario marble shows a very white background color and a few thick veins across the slabs, instead Carrara Marble color is greyish and has intense dots/veins across the slabs surface;


Statuario Marble is at least 12 times more expensive than Carrara marble due to its unique characteristics and limited availability