Difference between Indian marble and Italian marble. Which is best? 11 important comparison

Difference between Indian marble and Italian marble?

 

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When it comes to build a beautiful house marble is the most important points. You have two options which is most popular there are Indian marble and Italian marbles are amazing choice of flooring.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

If you are planning to use marble flooring for your home and have been decided weather to go with Indian marble, or Italian marbles. This articles can help you make up your mind.

 

In these articles we are going to discuss differences between the Indian & Italian marble.

 

So, Lets start

 

What is Marble

 

The marbles which is originates from Italy mines are known as Italian marble. Marble is a beautiful natural stone.

 

Difference between Indian marble and Italian marble. Which is best.

 

1). Origin (Where are Indian marble available)

 

Indian Marble

 

Indian marble is queried from the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble

  On the other Hand,

 

Italian Marble

 

Italian marble is queried from northern Italy and now it is easily available in India as well. It is usually available in the form of slab.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

2). Luster of Indian marble (It means Glow or Glaze)

 

Indian Marble

 

Indian marble has a medium luster.

 

On the other Hand,

 

Italian Marble

 

Italian marble has a very high luster with a crystal like appearance.

 

3). Hardness

 

Indian Marble.

Indian marble is a comparatively harder than Italian marble. These characteristics make the Indian marble a better choice than Italian marble.

 

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

On the other Hand.

 

Italian Marble

 

Italian marble is very soft material & develops pronominal hair cracks over a period if not maintained properly.

 

”Since” Italian marble is very soft stone. A thin nylon net is glued on the back of slab to give it additional support and strength.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Additionally, hard stone are glued on the edges of the Italian marble to protect the sides of Italian marble. So that it does not crumble or shake during transportation.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble

Indian marble and Italian marble

 

4). Varieties (types and color available in the market)

 

Indian Marble

 

Indian marble is comes in a variety of color such as white, pink, yellow, green, red & black. Some popular varieties include lustrous white makrana marble famously used in Taj Mahal.

 

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Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

High-quality white Ambaji marble from Gujarat.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

The widely exported Indian green marble from Udaypur.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Onyx marble which gets it name from the thickness bends of alternatively colors.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Rajnagar white marble available in shades ranging from pure white to gray.

 

Jodhpurs pink marble,

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Jaiselmer yellow marble,

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Andhi marble famous for its creamy, pista green color, etc.

 

On the other Hand

 

Italian Marble

 

Italian marble also comes in a variety of color & texture. Though there are few varieties which are instantly recognizable, such as the much value statuario marble which is characterized by its white color short gray or gold veins.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Golden batticino marble, light gray correra marble which features dispersed fine feathering veiny.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

5). Thickness

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Indian Marble.

 

Indian marble is commonly available in thickness of about 18 to 20 mm. Thickness of Indian marble can go up to 30 mm.

 

On the other Hand!

 

Italian Marble

The thickness of Italian marble is between 18 and 20 mm.

 

Note :-

 

Thickness should not be less than 8 mm.

 

6). Maintenance

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Indian Marble.

 

The maintenance of Indian marble is low.

 

On the other Hand!

 

Italian Marble

 

The maintenance of Italian marble is high.

 

7). Finish

 

Indian Marble.

 

The Finish of Indian marble is Premium.

 

On the other Hand,

 

Italian Marble

 

The Finish of Italian marble is Luxury.

 

8). Price & Cost.

 

When the cost of marble vary from city to city & vendor to vendor

 

Indian Marble

 

Indian marble Starts from as low as Rs. 50/SQ FT for some varieties of Indian green marble. It costs up to Rs.80 to Rs.250/-Sq ft.

 

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

On the other Hand,

 

Italian Marble

 

Italian marble is available in wide varieties price starts from Rs.350 to Rs.5000 /- Sq ft. onward.

 

When compared to Indian stones and Italian stones, Italian stones are quite expensive due to import duties. Being highly lustrous Italian stones are sold out as inflating price tags.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

9). Uses

 

When the cost of marble vary from city to city & vendor to vendor.

 

Indian Marble

 

Indian marble is primarily used for the flooring (Onyx marble), Bathroom walls (Makarana marbles), and counter tops of the kitchen (Green Marble), Bathrooms & tables, etc.

 

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

On the other Hand

 

Italian Marble

 

Italian marble is used t give high-end look to the home. It is used as a decorative features for the flooring, walls, bathroom counter tops, table tops & so on.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Unlike Indian marble Italian marble is soft & prone to staining, Hence it is not used for the kitchen counter tops.

 

10). Manpower

 

Indian Marble.

 

Indian marble is required less supervision & semi-skilled labor.

 

On the other Hand,

 

Italian Marble

 

Italian marble is required good supervision & skilled labor.

 

11). Marble Installation.

 

Cost of laying are Indian marble and Italian marble is almost same which is between Rs.100 to 300/SQ FT.

Laying marbles involves creating a base of cement & river sand before placing the marbles slabs, therefore, marble installation is labor-intensive.

 

Types / Uses and Price of Indian and Italian marbles

 

Indian marbles

 

i). Jaslmer Yellow Marble.

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Features :- Characteristics by its warm, Deep yellow tones.

 

Uses :- Used in Bathrooms, Staircase, Reception Areas.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 90 to 250/SQ FT.

 

ii). Abu Silky Marble.

 

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Features :- It is obtained from Abu.

 

Uses :- Used in Bathrooms.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 165 to 275/SQ FT

 

iii). Bidasar Marble,

 

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Available in Shades.

 

Running from deep green to muddy brown.

 

iv). Jodhpurs Pink Marble,

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

This is also called as “ Lovely ’’ pink marble. Sometimes available in grains of gray & white running through it.

 

v). Udaypur Green Marble,

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Features :- It is widely exported Indian green marble from udaypur.

 

Uses :- Used in Kitchen, Slabs & Staircase slab.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 40 to 120/SQ FT

 

vi). Katni Marble,

 

Uses :- Used in living Rooms and Reception areas.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 90 to 145/SFT

 

vii). Ambaji White Marble,

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Uses :- Used in Bedrooms, Bathroom and Reception areas.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 200 to 500/SQ FT

 

viii). Makarana Marble,

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

Uses :- Used in Bathroom, living room, hotel, lobby, lounge, and countertop etc.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 380 to 425/SQ FT

 

ix). Rajnagar Marble,

 

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Uses :- Used in living room, lobby area, bathroom and wall cladding.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 55 to 220/SQ FT

 

x). Onyx Marble,

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Uses :- Used in bathroom and entrance area.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 90 to 750/SQ FT

 

Italian marbles

 

i). Statuario Italian Marble,

 

Indian marble and Italian marble
Indian marble and Italian marble

 

Features :- It is also called much value statuario marble which is characteristics by its white colors shot with Gold or Grey Veins.

 

Uses :- Used in Living Rooms, Kitchen, Bedroom, Lobby and reception Area.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 500 to 300/SQ FT

 

ii). Perlato Silicia Marble,

 

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Available in many color.

 

iii). Golden hued Botticino Marble,

 

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Features :- It is a golden hued marble which seems to be lit from within.

 

Uses :- Used in Living Rooms, Hotel Lobby, Lounges. Counter tops and Bathroom.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 380 to 425/SQ FT

 

iv). Nero Morquima Marble,

 

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Available in black color also.

 

v). Correra Marble,

 

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It is light gray in color which features dispersed fine feathery veins.

 

vi). Rasso Verona marble,

 

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Features :- Famous for its multi color.

 

Uses :- Used in Bathroom, Lift lobby, Reception Area, and Wall Cladding.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 199 to 350/SFT

 

vii). Grey Williams marble,

 

Features :- Famous for its multi-color.

 

Uses :- Used in Living Rooms, Lobby, Bathroom and Wall Cladding.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 325 to 450/SQ FT

 

viii). Royal Diana marble,

 

Features :- Famous for its multi-color.

 

Uses :- Used in Living Rooms, Lobby, Bathroom and Wall Cladding.

 

Price :- Price is started from Rs. 275/SQ FT

 

So, friends I hope you can make a correct choice after read this articles. See you in the next articles.

 

Thanks and good Bye

 

When compared to Indian stones and Italian stones, Italian stones are quite expensive due to import duties. Being highly lustrous Italian stones are sold out as inflating price tags.

 

Also Read :-

 

Difference between one way slab and two way slab

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