Kinds of Marble

Marbles are off different types. Marbles are named after their location from quarries. It includes Paros from Greece, Penteli from Greece, Carrara from Italy, Proconnesus from Turkey, Macael from Spain, Makrana from India, Danby from Vermont, and Yule from Colorado. During the classical times, white marbles like Carrara have prized for their sculpture.


Marbles are mainly used for construction purpose. In construction the term marble is used for massive, crystalline, calcitic rock. Marble is used building stone in construction industry.

Industrial Use

Colorless marbles are used by the industry in a wide variety and it is pure source of calcium carbonate. Ground marble powder is used as a component in paints, toothpaste, plastics, and many other trades.

Cultural Associations

When marble become the desired source for Greek and roman sculptors and architect, marble become the cultural symbol for tradition and refined taste. It extremely varies and colorful pattern makes it a favorite decorative material, and are often imitated.