Alabama Marble is a white marble that has been utilized in building construction, sculpture, and interior architecture for well over a century. Prized for its color & structure, Alabama Marble has been called the finest marble in the world. Classic & timeless, Alabama Marble is a domestic treasure favored by designers, sculptors, and builders the world across.
The Long History of White Marble
Since ancient 18th century Greek sculpture and architecture, white marble has been the quintessential representation of beauty, luxury, and artistry. For the past century, however, Alabama Marble has set those standards even higher.
Famed sculptor Giuseppe Moretti once said, “…the white marble of Tallegeda County is the finest marble in the world, and it is here in unlimited quantity.”
This bed of lustrous stone runs about 32 miles long, a mile and a half wide and more than 600 feet deep, and AM3 is the world’s only producer of this legendary Alabama Marble.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Alabama Marble cost?
Because Alabama Marble is available in slab, tile, and mosaic formats and can even be bought by the block, it depends on which format you are using and the size of your project. Contact us today to get a free quote for your project.
Is marble suitable for countertop applications?
Yes! When it comes to choosing countertops, classic white marble is a top choice. Marble is timeless and beautiful. It is a perfect stone for kitchens and baths. Marble takes on character and is more beautiful over time.
Is Alabama marble only available in white?
Although Alabama white marble is the most widely known in the market, marble is available in several hues with veining in grey, pink, gold and more. At AM3, we offer different types of marble for any style.
What's the difference between marble and granite?
Marble and granite share many similarities. They are both natural stones and each have unique patterns that can’t be replicated. The main difference between granite and marble for many is the look. Marble countertops offer a classic, elegant feel that is hard to match. White marble also has a luxurious look that can’t be mimicked.
What mineral is found in marble?
Marble is made up primarily of calcite crystal. Due to their mineralogical makeup, all marbles are vulnerable to either abrasion or chemical attack. To learn more on how to maintain marble read our blog.
How strong is Alabama Marble?
To determine the hardness of natural minerals, the Mohs scale is used. It measures the hardness of minerals on a scale of 1 to 10. On Mohs scale, marble measures between 3-5.
One of the most important characteristics of Alabama Marble is its strength. Even in a 2 cm slab, Alabama White requires no epoxy injection of fiberglass mesh backing. The material also displays translucent qualities in these thinner applications, which can be quite appealing to the design community here in the U.S. and abroad.
What marbles are mined in the US?
Marble is found everywhere in the world and in the United States in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, and Vermont. Alabama is home to Alabama Marble, also called Sylacauga Marble. Colorado is home to Yule Marble which is uniformly pure white in color. Vermont is home to Vermont Danby Marble. The state of Georgia boasts three types of marble: Creole Marble, Etowah Marble, and Murphy Marble.