NINE OF THE BEST MAR­BLES

From min­i­mal de­signs with sub­tle vein­ing to op­tions with in­tense colour and char­ac­ter­ful mark­ings

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‘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).

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