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
Sylacauga marble, also known as Alabama Marble is known to be the world’s whitest marble. Named after the town of Sylacauga, Alabama, which is sometimes called “The Marble City” and hosts a yearly marble festival, this distinctive white marble is extremely like Carrara Marble found in Italy. This American stone found in the Alabama marble quarry features elegant gray veining.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 White 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.
At AM3, we locally source Alabama White Marble from our very own quarry to provide you with the highest quality stone.
Marble is found everywhere in the world, even in the United States. The most popular and best American stone are found here in Alabama at our Sylacauga marble quarry!