Statuario Corchia Marble Makes a Bold Statement
Some homeowners and professionals are content with monochromatic designs that offer little in the way of variation or visual interest. They prefer living spaces that are modern, minimalist, and designed to soothe the senses. It’s no surprise that so many people prefer a calming respite from the demands of daily life.
However, you may fall into a different class. You might lean toward bold colors and patterns that proudly proclaim your personality through interior design. If this is the case, you’ll want a counter material that acts as a statement piece you can build on with layers of visual embellishment.
Statuario Corchia is the perfect option for anyone seeking the beauty of marble paired with dramatic patterns. When the soft striations of Carrara simply won’t do, consider a marble variety that can’t be ignored.
A Striking Natural Stone Variety
Statuario Corchia marble is quarried in Italy, delivering a milky base and neutral veining prized by sculptors and interior designers alike. The white background is marked by dark, dramatic gray veining in striations ranging from delicate to chunky. It looks like nothing so much as a broken ice floe in stormy Arctic seas.
However, this stunning marble variety also features touches of honeyed filaments throughout, teasing hints of subtle warmth here and there. The aesthetic is overwhelmingly cool, but it could be paired to breathtaking advantage with modern gold hardware and fixtures.
Statuario Corchia is no shrinking violet — it begs to be seen and will instantly create a focal point in your home. Whether you’re looking for a show stopping statement piece to bring personality to your design or you plan to pair it with other unique design elements, this arresting marble is hard to beat.
Double Down on Drama
You don’t necessarily have to go full maximalism with wallpaper, patterned tile, and other embellishments featuring a riot of color and texture. However, you can play up the drama of this dynamic stone variety in a few key ways to enhance the overall effect and make your living spaces look like an interior design catalog.
For a standout centerpiece, you can’t go wrong with a waterfall island in Statuario Corchia, particularly if you opt for a black or dark wood island base and perimeter counters.
While you could keep the palette neutral with white, black, and gray cabinetry and backsplash material, putting all the visual emphasis on patterned countertops, this particular stone can also compete with much bolder elements.
There’s nothing wrong with the contrast of a classic black-and-white color scheme, but consider what you could accomplish if you chose colored cabinetry instead.
When paired with a brilliant blue, a rich Bordeaux, or even a bright, trendy yellow, this marble variety will complement, not clash. If you want just a hint of color, consider stone blue or muted teal shades that soften current color trends.
Caring for Your Stunning Stone Countertops
Marble is a natural stone, which means it’s incredibly robust and durable. But with a Mohs’ hardness rating of roughly 3 to 5, it’s considered somewhat soft for stone. With proper care and maintenance, however, it will remain as beautiful as the day you installed it for years to come.
Your countertop surfaces and surrounds in marble will resist heat and common types of damage like scratching, cracking, and chipping. As long as you keep your marble properly sealed, it should also resist most stains. However, you must carefully avoid acidic or abrasive substances that could etch the surface and leave behind blemishes.
It's best to wipe up spills immediately, particularly if they are known staining agents like pasta sauce, wine, coffee, tea, and so on. Daily cleaning can be completed with a quick wipe using a damp microfiber cloth.
For tougher grime, try gentle dish soap and water or opt for a targeted cleaning product. Stone cleaners offer spray-and-wipe simplicity and may feature formulas designed to preserve the stone sealant.
Academy Marble & Granite Offers Exquisite Slabs and Expert Guidance
The dynamic visual texture of Statuario Corchia marble provides an ideal way to add equal parts elegance and drama to your interior design, whether you use it for kitchen counters or your wet room enclosure.
Are you ready to choose the eye-catching slab that will kick off your home upgrade project? Visit an Academy Marble & Granite showroom in Bethel, CT, or Rye, NY, today to speak with a seasoned professional and determine how best to proceed.