NINE OF THE BEST MARBLES
From minimal designs with subtle veining to options with intense colour and characterful markings
‘Rosa Pietro’ by Via Arkadia The main characteristic of this stone is the purple veins set against a stark white background. From approximately £360 per square metre (via-arkadia.co.uk). ‘Rojo Alicante’ by Mandarin Stone Looking to inject a splash of luxurious colour? Be bold and try this rich ochre-red marble, which has a contrasting cream vein throughout. £108 per square metre (mandarinstone.com). ‘Grigio Orobico’ by Marble Granite Limestone Warehouse An Italian classic that decorates the Vatican. From £220 per square metre (mglw.co.uk). ‘Calacatta Zebrino’ by Ann Sacks Quarried in the mountains of Tuscany’s Carrara area, the unusual contrast of grey veining with cream and gold makes this a unique find. From £302 per square metre (annsacks.com). ‘Apuan Fantasy’ by Antolini With all the gradations of grey in one slab, ‘Apuan Fantasy’ shows the passage of time clearly, creating a striking effect. Price on application (antolini.com). ‘Azul Sodalite’ by The Stone Collection Quarried in the Bolivian Andes, this blue marble is coveted for its natural beauty. From £6,000 per square metre (stonecollection.co.uk). ‘Gris du Marais’ by Salvatori This is the Italian brand’s signature marble. It is a classic stone characterised by its dappled grey effect and swathes of veining. From £348 per square metre (salvatori.it). ‘Ball Eye Blue’ by Britannicus Stone One of Britain’s rarest stones, this is a natural conglomerate from Derbyshire that mixes royal blue with amethyst and gold. £1,800 per square metre ( britannicus-stone.co.uk). ‘Graphite’ by Lapicida An alternative to Nero Marquina, this new Italian option is dark grey with white veins. From £270 per square metre ( lapicida.com).