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The best white Greek marbles for your interior architectural project

Thassos Snow White, Volakas, Elba Blue, Pirgon, Venus Vox and all the Greek white marbles that you should know about for your construction project

Anastasis Mitsou
Regional Sales Manager for U.S.A., Canadian, Australian & Italian markets.
August, 2021

In the modern construction market we find a multitude of building materials that can meet every requirement of the professional: natural, artificial, insulating, durable, decorative or timeless. Among them, the favorites are the raw materials that combine durability and flexibility in use and, in addition, with their color and texture, highlight, in a special way, projects intended for both indoor and outdoor spaces.

If you are an architect, decorator or belong to the construction industry, the above options are familiar to you and you would have been called upon many times to choose the most suitable raw materials for the projects you had undertaken.

If, in fact, the question was the choice of a white building material, you would have certainly found yourself torn between granite, ceramic, quartz and marble.

If you are an architect, decorator or belong to the construction industry, the above options are familiar to you and you would have been called upon many times to choose the most suitable raw materials for the projects you had undertaken. If, in fact, the question was the choice of a white building material, you would have certainly found yourself torn between granite, ceramic, quartz and marble.

Why you should choose white marble for an interior design project

Of these four materials, marble presents specific advantages that make it ideal for a multitude of applications. Its impeccable quality, certified by modern quality assurance techniques, great flexibility and ability to provide custom-made solutions, as it can be made available in all dimensions, facilitate its use in a variety of indoor projects.

Its white background forms a canvas for color combinations, while its uniqueness, due to the way it is created, can offer the necessary diversity so as to be the central theme of the construction; veins, clouds, patterns and shades are never the same between two blocks of marble.

The choices you have at your disposal, as a professional in the construction field, are numerous when it comes to projects that have white marble as a basic material.

The bathroom, kitchen and living room are classic options that are preferred by architects and decorators. At the same time, smaller applications such as kitchen countertops, wall coverings, fireplaces, marble furniture and accessories can give the necessary touches of elegance, following the most modern trends in interior and exterior design.

The basics you need to know about the Greek marble industry & the Greek quarries

Did you know that in Greece, the marble industry is developing rapidly and that many Greek quarries are already internationally recognized by their name?

Greek marbles in white and off-white tones and with gray, green, red and black shades are constantly undergoing laboratory tests and quality controls in order to certify their excellent properties and to meet the high standards required in construction projects.

Quarries in many areas of Greece ensure abundant supplies of raw materials so that you do not have to worry about having enough material to work with, no matter how large your project. Currently, the most important marble production center is located in Eastern Macedonia, where 30.5% of the total area of ​​the country’s quarries is found, with 80 active quarries and 15 factories.

If you want to learn more about Greek quarries, visit “The profile of the Greek marble quarries“.

All the Greek white marbles that are worth knowing

  • Thassos Snow White – the whitest marble in the world – fine and bright with crystalline color and very high solar reflection. It is mined on the Greek island of Thassos, one of the largest and oldest mining areas in Greece. This material is suitable for any luxury interior or exterior project, with a variety of applications in construction and decoration.

➡️ Here you will find more information about the applications, recommended finishes, technical characteristics, selections and all the additional features of the white marble, Thassos Snow White.

  • Volakas Haemus. Its quarry is located in the Volakas area of Drama and is a white marble with subtle, soft or deeper gray and blue veins, clouds and spots. Volakas marble has a unique and distinct identity that makes it widely known around the world. Several varieties of the well-known marble are mined from the same geographical area.

 

➡️ Here you will find more information about the applications, recommended finishes, technical characteristics, selections and all the additional features of the white Volakas Haemus marble.

  • Elba Blue is another marble from the well-known marble area of ​​Volakas, in Granitis area of Drama, suitable for large and small construction projects and commercial and residential buildings. Fine-grain dolomite with intense gray tones, shades and clouds, offers impressive results. It’s a homogeneous and at the same time, very hard material. Its technical characteristics, low porosity and low absorbency make it suitable for outdoor areas with high traffic and special climatic conditions. The well-known Elba White and Elba Grey are also mined from the same quarry.

 

➡️ Here you will find more information about the applications, recommended finishes, technical characteristics, selections and all the additional features of the white marble Elba Blue.

 

  • Pirgon. This variety is mined in Drama, in the village of Pirgi, in one of the largest white marble quarries in Europe. This homogeneous material is available in 5 types:
  • Pirgon Alas. With subtle or diagonal veins that create a sense of harmonious movement, it is a classic, but also a luxury choice that combines perfectly with any other material.
  • Pirgon Mist. A white background, subtle veins or scattered clouds, make its slabs often selected for use in a book-match application.
  • Pirgon Nivatus. Having a white background and limited linear or diagonal veins, clean and elegant, it supports multiple decorative solutions.
  • Pirgon Delta. It has a white background and thin diagonal or vertical veins that look like flowing water channels, carrying with them the elements of nature.
  • Pirgon Ebru Arabesque. It is characterized by a particular floral pattern and impressive designs peculiar to Arabic art. It gives impressive results when used in a book-match application.

 

➡️ Live a unique 360o experience at the Pirgon quarry:

  • Venus Vox. Another marble from the area of ​​Volakas, in Granitis, Drama, Venus Vox, with a white background and an elegant pattern of fine decorative veins, exudes a sense of purity and tranquility.

 

➡️ Here you will find more information about the applications, recommended finishes, technical characteristics, selections and all the additional features of the white marble Venus Vox.

  • Prima Venus. The quarry of this white marble is located in the area of ​​Volakas, Drama, in Northern Greece. With an all-white bright background and intense gray and black veins, Prima Venus is truly a material worth getting to know. Its beauty and technical characteristics make it worthy of competing with the most well-known white marbles in the world. Due to its exceptional brightness and the designs created by its veins, Prima Venus is ideal for vein-match and book-match options.

 

➡️ Here you will find more information about the applications, recommended finishes, technical characteristics, selections and all the additional features of the white Prima Venus marble.

  • Aella.  Although it also has a white background, its uniqueness lies in its brown and gray veins, as well as clouds that create Arabic art motifs.

 

  • Fusion. A dolomite marble, with a bright white background and intense veins on its entire surface, low porosity and low absorbency, is ideal for decorative applications indoors and outdoors, but is preferred for vein-match & book-match techniques.

 

  • Selas. Brightly colored veins on a white background create special patterns and color combinations. It is widely used in book-matching techniques, contemporary, but also in more classic design projects.

 

  • Pentelikon. The famous Pentelic marble, from which the Parthenon, Erechtheum and many other temples and monuments of Athens were built, is mined in Dionysos, Attica. It has a unique white shade with light gray or green lines and is characterized by its purity, clarity and transparency.

Just how important is the white marble supplier you will ultimately choose?

The know-how and experience of the supplier will play a very important role, as their guidance will be useful to you throughout all the stages of the project.
A qualified professional will advise you on the most suitable typeof white marble for your intended use and will recommendvarieties that you may not be aware of.

 

Once the research is completed and the white marbles that would suit the project are chosen, the most difficult part begins – finding a supplier able to provide the necessary quantities, best quality and in the required time frame.

The know-how and experience of the supplier will play a very important role, as their guidance will be useful to you throughout all the stages of the project.

A qualified professional will advise you on the most suitable type of white marble for your intended use and will recommend varieties that you may not be aware of.

At Stone Group International we are at your disposal to discuss anything related to Greek white marble. We can ensure you not only guaranteed quality and quantity, but also offer you professional consulting consistent with our many years of experience in the field.

We currently maintain 10 active quarries, from which a large number of marbles are extracted daily, with most of our production being related to white marbles. We are a vertically integrated company of production, processing, standardization and marketing of marble products (blocks, slabs, tiles and mosaics).

Fill in the contact form on the company’s website or contact us by phone (+30 2394020440) to book your appointment and we will guide you through every step of your project.

 

Anastasis Mitsou,

Regional Sales Manager for U.S.A., Canadian, Australian & Italian markets.