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Italian Marble vs Indian Marble: What is the difference?
Whether used in living rooms, kitchen countertops or bathrooms, marble has a timeless and elegant appeal. It has always been among the most preferred natural stones for home décor, and the most commonly used varieties are Italian and Indian marble. These natural stones are available in a wide range of colours and vein patterns, and to a layperson, the sheer variety of choices can be quiet overwhelming.
We bring you the lowdown on Italian marble vs Indian marble; including the various varieties, colours and characteristics so that you can make an informed decision for your home.
Quarried from Italy
Quarried from Rajasthan,
Gujarat, Andhra and Madhya Pradesh in India
Italian marble is very high-quality lustre, pearly and luminescent
Indian marble is medium lustre as compared to Italian marble.
Italian marble available in White, Grey, Blue-Grey, Rose, colours
Indian marble available in white, Grey, Deep Yellow, Green, Red, Black
Starts at Rs 350 per square foot
Starts at Rs 75 per square foot
Italian marble needs highly skilled craftsmen
Indian marble requires a lesser level of skills as compared to Italian marble.
As it is soft, it has a nylon backing and is treated with epoxy resins, matching pigments and chemical resin sealers
No toxins or chemicals used to reinforce stone as it is harder
High-end floors of living, foyer, staircases tabletops. Not preferred in kitchens as it is very soft and can easily stain
Indian marble mostly used in bathroom and floors, kitchen countertops.