Have You Thought About Turkish Marble?

Have You Thought About Turkish Marble?

July 17, 2015

Marble from Turkey may not have the same cache as, say, Italian marble. But if you’re looking for a beautiful, quality marble product at better value, there are some Turkish selections you may want to consider.

Did you know that Turkey is a leading supplier of the world’s marble and travertine? Just like Italy, Turkey has a rich history of stone quarrying. The country provided material for statues and monuments for even the ancient Greeks and Romans. Natural stone has been one of Turkey’s main exports for thousands of years, and there is still plenty to be found.

According to the Turkish government, more than 30-percent of the world’s reserves of marble are in Turkey. Most of it comes from an area west of the 31st Parallel and south of Istanbul. White and travertine are the best-known natural stone products, but the country is a source of granite, limestone, and onyx too.

Turkey has close to 5,000 natural stone quarries and approximately 1,750 workshops and factories located there. The country yields more than 250 different types of marble and travertine, shipping it to more than 130 countries around the world.

One of the top-selling Turkish products here at Marble and Granite, Inc. is Turkish Carrara. Not to be confused with Italian Carrara Marble, it’s a white marble with more of a yellowish hue than the pure white Italian version. But it’s a choice that gives the same crisp, clean look of white marble at a fraction of the price.

Here are a few other Turkish products you’ll see here at Marble and Granite, Inc:


Bordeaux, a beautiful grey hued polished marble from Turkey.


Crema Ella Turkish marble in a subtle beige tone.


Giallo Antico, a yellow marble from Turkey. 



This unique slab of Honey Onyx from Turkey features concentric rings of brown, beige and white. 



Emperador Light is a brown marble from Turkey. 



Tundra Gray is a Turkish marble reminiscent of billowing smoke. 

Give us a call at 877-39-STONE or stop by one of our two New England area showrooms to see for yourself the allure of Turkish marble.


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