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Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Perfection That Is Italian Marble

A friend of mine is in the hotel renovations business and has visited Italy's marble quarries. In his view, there's no question Italy produces the finest marble on earth. When his clients ask for the best marble, they mean Italian. 

For him, it all comes to attention to detail and technology of which Italy possesses in bunches.

Nice explanation here:

"Italian marble has earned its reputation primarily because the quarries in Italy have access to some of the best raw material in the world. Secondly, Italian quarries have set the highest standards for quality control and everything from selecting and cutting the blocks to packaging and shipping is done with precision."

Other marble producing countries include (in no particular order) the United States, India, Germany, China, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Turkey (which ranks second in production to Italy).

Pic: Carrara quarry in Tuscany.

Carrara marble was used by famous artists including Michelangelo and Donatello to create their magnificent sculptures.

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