Brazilian vs. Italian marble: The charm of natural stone that brings the countries together
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Brazilian vs. Italian marble: The charm of natural stone that brings the countries together

Italy has a great tradition in natural stone, but Brazil has been making a name for itself in recent years. Find out more about Brazilian and Italian marble! 

There's no denying that Italian marble is recognized worldwide. Italy is the country of origin of Carrara marble, one of the most famous and appreciated on the planet.  Over the centuries, Europeans have perfected their techniques for extracting, processing and finishing the beautiful natural stone, making it a benchmark in the field. 

In recent years, however, Brazil has also been making a name for itself in this field, with the variety and unique properties of its stone.


Italian tradition vs. Brazilian innovation
Both countries offer a wide range of impressive and diverse colors and patterns. Find out more about Brazilian and Italian marble below:

1. Aesthetics
Aesthetic excellence is present in both imported and domestic marble. Brazil has an abundance of natural stone with timeless colors, as can be seen in the patterns of Biancatto marble, with a light background and soft veins, and Matarazzo, with tones that vary between bluish and golden.




Italy, on the other hand, is not only known for its classic options, such as Botticino with its beige background, but also for its exotic and vibrant marbles, such as Rosso Levanto, with a burgundy background and vibrant veins, and Calacata Fabbricotti, which creates a dynamic aesthetic with a white background and golden, grey and brown veins.




2. Technical properties
As far as the properties of the stones are concerned, the differences are not marked either. Durability and characteristics will depend on more than just the origin of the stone, but also on the treatment and finishing carried out on the pieces.

National marbles, especially those that are extracted, processed and distributed by reliable companies, leave nothing to be desired when compared to Italian marbles. 

Whether you're choosing a traditional Italian marble or a trendy Brazilian stone, it's important to pay attention to the supplier and the attributes of the piece, as this is what will define the quality. 


National marble has already conquered its place in the market
European stone has always been recognized as a luxurious option, a status symbol. But over time, the market has come to recognize the value of Brazilian pieces, even outside the country. Especially when the idea is to create authentic and daring spaces, the rare richness of Brazilian marble is preferred. The states of Bahia, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo are some of the highlights in terms of stone extraction. 

Brazil is one of the segment's main producers and exporters. In 2020, it was in 5th place in the ranking, behind China, Italy, Turkey and India. In the same year, the main buyer of Brazilian marble and granite was the USA. We also export on a large scale to China, Mexico, the UK and Canada, as well as Italy itself. 

Speaking of natural stone in general, figures from Abirochas (Brazilian Association of the Ornamental Stone Industry) for 2023 show that the country earned more than US$ 179 million in exports to the USA, China, Mexico, the UK and Italy. 


We are proud to be part of this
We are truly passionate about the richness of Brazilian natural stone, including the extraordinary marbles, as well as quartzites, granites and much more. Explore our website and get to know this amazing variety! 

 

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