Which are various types of marble for flooring ?


Marble stone is one of the highly demanded stone. It gives a very soft look and provides elegance to the modern era. Marble stone is used in architecture and sculpture. The best example of architectural heritage is Taj Mahal, which is one of the seven wonder of the World. Marble stone is a very good building material. Marble stone is widely preferred for home furniture, counterparts, marble countertops flooring, foyers, bars, tables, showers, windows and fireplaces. It is a very natural stone, easy to clean and gives you a spectacular look.




Some of the distinguished features of marble stone are as following:-

Physical Properties of Marble Stone

Marble stone shall be hard, sound, dense, and harmonized in texture with crystal in texture as far as possible. It is generally uniform in color and free from stains, cracks, decay and weathering. According to Indian standard, it should not absorb moisture more than 0.4% by weight and its stiffness should not be less than 3 where as specific gravity should not be less than 2.5.

The marble stone blocks are used in building monuments. Marble blocks are converted into marble slabs or tiles. These slabs or tiles are used for flooring, stairs, facing, dado, skirting and table tops etc.


Durability of Narble Stone

The degree of resistance of marble stone to chemical agents in the atmosphere, to heating and cooling and to the alternate cycles of freezing and thawing is a measure of its weathering ability.

The durability of marble has less effect of freezing. Rainwater absorbed chemicals like acid that were produced by industrial waste have less than 1% effect on the marble as against 4 to 12% in other masonry materials. This is the reason why marble are so durable even in severe climatic or weathering conditions.

Finishes of Marble Stone

Marble can be finished or polished in three ways:-

  • Polished finish marble: - A mirror like glossy surface that brings out the full color and character of the marble, but it is not recommended for exterior work.
  • Hone finish marble : - A velvety smooth surface with little or no gloss.
  • Sand or abrasive finish marble: - A flat non-reflective surface usually recommended for exterior use. This type of finish preferred bear some small relationship to final cost since the smoother, more highly reflective surfaces require more polishing, consequently more time. The most efficient finish for exterior use is the sand or grainy finish.

Categories’ of marble Stone

The marble blocks, slabs and tiles can be classified broadly in the following two categories

A. Pure white marble

B. Different colored marble such as black, green, pink, brown, yellow and grey and so on.


Different Varieties in Marble stone

There are over 3000 varieties in marble stone available in the world market. Marble deposits are widely spread in India mainly in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. Rajasthan is the main depository of marble in India accounts for over 90% of total marble production of the country, with reserves spread over the districts of Nagpur, Udaipur, Rajsamand, Banswara, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Sirohi, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Bundi, Alwar, and Pali. Some popular varieties are given below:-

  • Makarana Marble has sub-varieties are Kumhari, Doongri, Alberta, Chosira, Pahar Kuwan, Bhot, adanga marble, Makarana chalk, Abu white and Makarana White.

  • Rajnagar Marble is the largest marble-producing area, having units located in the nearby town of Kishangarh to process the material produced. Agaria, Dolomitic, quartz is the best variety of this area.

  • Andhi Marble is located near the capital city of the state of Jaipur; the varieties are pista (pistachio) marble. One of the famous varieties of this area is known as Indo-Italian, owing to its resemblance with statuario Marble. The Supreme Court of India now bans most of the mining of this famous field. The other varieties are Peta Pasu, Udaipur green and Umber (Bundi) Jaisalmer etc.
  • In Gujarat, Amba Ji Marble and Baroda green marble range are widely used.
  • In Madhya Pradesh, Katni Marble Range and Jabalpur range are famous for marble stone
24  Comment(s)
By Anonymous - On 8/23/2015 10:52:38 AM
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By Anonymous - On 8/23/2015 10:49:32 AM
I wanna go for Marble deaership in Siliguri, so plzz help me out who deals with marble from Rajasthan...interested people can contact me-9564046683
By Anonymous - On 11/18/2014 2:37:22 PM
Makrana chalk dungri best marble in the world
By Anonymous - On 6/22/2014 1:44:33 PM
need flooring for 3 villas 3000 sqft which is better in marbel and granite but should look always new and maintainance free or minimum i

By Anonymous - On 6/2/2014 9:49:20 PM
what are the differences among dungri, marwar, katni and kumari marbles?
By Anonymous - On 12/10/2013 9:08:05 PM
I'm going to be purchase around 4000sqft.marbles and 1000 sqft. granite marble for my newly finished bunglow around 5000sqft. total requirement pl. advice me for katni marble and superbe quality granite for kitchen as well as ladder steps...My hometown near the Banswara district of Rajasthan, around 60 kms. from Banswara in Rajasthan-Gujarat border.
shain thomas
By shain thomas -  On  9/8/2013 12:22:30 AM
what is the sqrft price of Makrana first quality white marble
By Sri -  On  3/20/2013 3:48:14 PM
Morwad White Marbles NEW - Good Quality, No Filling or Quarks. Morwad White Marbles from Kishangarg, Jaipur-Rajasthan for sale in CHENNAI.

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By Puneet -  On  2/25/2013 7:30:32 PM
Hi, How are Katni and Wonder Marbles for flooring (Quality Wise, Looks etc), What is the cost of these 2, We need 5000 sqft in Moradabad. Please gurus give your input.
By kumar -  On  9/13/2012 11:08:40 AM
regarding Marbel
By HRJ -  On  8/14/2012 5:58:37 PM
Marble floor tiles are natural stone , having there original colour
Some marble process such as 
Engineered tiles

Ar. Manoj Ralen
By Ar. Manoj Ralen -  On  8/8/2012 4:07:50 PM
Hi Sonal, 
Katni has a greenish appearance and is reasonably priced, however many designers consider that it has too  much grains.  Long term durability is fine as I have seen this implemented in homes for around 8 to 10 years and it still looks decent. But it is not considered very rich stone as now a days Italian is preferred for drawing room area, but then, italian is at least 3 to 4 times more expensive than Katni. 
gouti balraju
By gouti balraju -  On  8/8/2012 3:40:40 PM
hi rajeev, why dont you polish your granite for atleast 2mm so that the original colour of your granite will come back as miracle.
By Anonymous - On 4/11/2012 12:21:20 PM
kindly advice me for the price for makarana marble in green colour app 1500sr fit

note: location hyderabad (Ap).
By Anonymous - On 9/28/2010 3:20:31 AM
how much will it cost per square metre to polish and crystlise floor
By Sonal -  On  9/14/2010 11:53:35 AM
Looking for some information on Katni marble, it terms on long term durability and looks ?
S L Gupta (Civil Engg)
By S L Gupta (Civil Engg) -  On  6/30/2010 2:00:40 PM
You have done wrong treatment. Granite is finished by rubbing and polishing. You use acid on the top of granite which is harsh chemical, can affect the surface as scratch, pit and etch. In my opinion as the granite is natural stone and cannot take any treatment for its white ness. Hence it is not possible to bring back the whiteness of granite. Moreover you may try by grinding the surface with machine grinding and if penetration of acid is not so deep than it may be possible to enhance the beauty of floor.
rajeev sagar
By rajeev sagar -  On  5/7/2010 12:38:03 PM
we put white granite in our house. At the time of finishing, the granite was cleaned by acid wash. The color of granite has become dull white now. How can we bring it back to white?
By George -  On  4/15/2010 4:28:53 PM
Hi Shain, 
Makrana first quality marble is not coming out from the mines and is not that much available. I had used Italian and it is coming out with absolute amazing finishes. But if you do decide to go for Italian, make sure you buy it from a good vendor. 

By Anonymous - On 3/14/2010 12:34:59 PM
There are various type of colored marbles available in market like Travertine Varieties are :

Red Travertine
White Travertine
Beige Travertine
Walnut Travertine
Navona Travertine
Silver Travertine
Tiger Travertine
Yellow Travertine
Noce Travertine

Other Colored Marble
Rosso Alicante
Rosso Levante
Rosso Atlanto
Salome Grey
Salome Blue
Breccia Aurora
Breccia Oniciata
Bianco Beige
White Satvario
Golden Spider
Forest Brown
Forest Green
Black Marquina
Black Portoro

and In Many Other Forms Italian and Other Imported Marble Available in Delhi Rajouri Garden Marble Market.

Here have a showroom of RMR Marmo Pvt.Ltd,Largest Marble Showroom of Delhi.
Sukhdev Singh
By Sukhdev Singh -  On  10/19/2008 8:22:08 PM
What is the price of Big size makrana Marble in white and in small size, where i can get in Ludhiana, any body can help me 9217601951
Anil  Singhal
By Anil Singhal -  On  6/12/2008 2:02:30 PM
thanks for good information, can we get quality marble from ghaziabad local marker in good price?
By dc -  On  5/7/2008 9:04:31 PM
By padmanabhan -  On  4/5/2008 9:55:54 PM
what are the technical specification of katni marble.
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