The earliest reports of Marble were during the Greek and Roman empires, where they would create lavish homes made from primarily White Marble. These Marble floors, walls and fountains were seen a sign of luxury for Roman Emperors. Nowadays, we still quarry our Marble from Italy, Spain, as well as importing from places like India, Brazil, China, Turkey and various others and it is used for walls and floors and, more rarely, Marble worktops.
Granite worktops have been a perfect material for worktops for thousands of years, consisting of many different colours and variations. From the earth it is pulled in blocks and cut into slabs. They are then polished, and shipped out across the globe. These strong materials hail from all over the world, but the most popular ones come from Brazil, India, Scandinavia and South Africa.
Quartz is one of the most common minerals found on the globe and can be found in almost every region of the planet. During production quartz crystals are crushed and mixed with resin and pigment and prepared in slab form, where they are left to settle for a few days. Quartz worktops have been around for about 30 years but they have really taken off in the past 10 years, becoming more common than all the other materials to put in your home. The slabs themselves are manufactured in Spain, Israel, Italy, Turkey, Belgium, Germany and China.