The Middle East has seen a huge demand in terms of natural stone supply, in particular for marble. The building sector is booming and there are large demand for marble for all sorts of ongoing and planned projects in the region.
And the market seems to have more interest in some particular types of marble, which due to its colour, pattern, price and availability, tend to have huge demand through the year. Below, we present some of the most popular and on-demand marble from countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain. These have become mainstream types of marble that can be found on any kind of project these days.
The Crema Marfil is a light beige coloured marble with quite uniform grain and colour tone, with some occasional calcite lines. The Crema Marfil marble is mostly used on diverse types of interior flooring applications, as well as wall coverings, decoration, bath design and more. This marble combines in perfection with darker coloured marble like the Dark Emperador or Negro Marquina.
The Dark Emperador is a dark brown marble with a notorious popularity worldwide. The Dark Emperador is one of the most famous brown marble in the world with a well-developed global market. This marble is extracted by some medium-sized quarries located in the southeast of Spain. It is most commonly used on diverse interior applications, such as flooring, coverings, bath design and much more.
The Negro Marquina is a black marble, with fine grain and presenting very thin white vein. It presents a very dark black colour and quite uniform background. The Negro Marquina is a type of stone that combines well with lighter or even white coloured stones. Here it is common to find amazing applications in flooring, bath design or some stonework.
The Light Emperador is a light brown coloured marble, with a fine grain and an abundant irregular vein. It can also present occasional white calcite with small to medium dimensions. The Light Emperador is a well-known Spanish marble, with a considerable market. This type of marble is mostly used on interior decoration applications.
Red coloured marble, the Rojo Alicante is a red coloured marble, with fine grain and variable reddish colour tones. It may present some occasional white vein and few fossils remains. Its main variations depend on the abundance of white vein as well as background colour tone variation. The Rojo Alicante is the reference red marble from Spain, with common applications being found on flooring, some cladding, stonework, bath design and interior decoration.
The Bianco Carrara CD is yet another variation of the Bianco Carrara marble. If compared to the Bianco Carrara C, the CD variation This is a celebrity white marble with great reputation and recognition. The Bianco Carrara C is a variation that presents a very uniform white coloured background and some occasional light dark grey shades.
This marble is essentially used on interior applications, such as flooring, wall coverings, diverse bath design, countertops and decoration.
Another white marble from Italy, the Statuario is another famous and exclusive marble with great demand. This is characterized by its uniform white background and irregular darker grey veins. The more predictable the vein, the more expensive is the Statuario. There are numerous variations of this marble, but the one we present here can be considered a top selection. The Statuario is mostly used on interior applications such flooring, coverings, countertops and diverse decoration.