Authentic Natural Stone Crema Marfil Marble Slabs
A very well-known “marble”, Crema Marfil, is often seen in UK tile outlets. Technically speaking, however, it is not a marble at all but is in fact a limestone. However, it is widely called a marble.
The cream background with cinnamon coloured veining makes it a popular choice all round the house as flooring tiles and as bespoke pieces for vanity tops, staircases and fireplaces.
However, it is not always what it seems. Real Crema Marfil limestone, is quarried in Spain, near Alicante. Many of the cream or beige coloured marbles that are sold as cheap Crema Marfil actually originate from somewhere other than Spain, often from Turkey, China or elsewhere outside the European Union. Is it misleading and should they really be called Crema Marfil?
It is not just the Crema Marfil look-alikes that are prone to being re-labelled. The same applies to many of the world’s better known marbles and limestones. There are apparently occurrences of the great Italian marbles, such as “Carrara” and “Calacatta”, being exported from the far east and “French” limestone coming from north Africa. Sometimes, it’s the quarries and producers that change the names and sometimes it’s the UK importer or distributor.
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