Statuary Marble is one of the classic stones of Western Civilization. Why? Because so many of the great pieces of sculpture (statues) used this stone as the medium of choice for the artist. Quarried in the legendary Carrara area of Italy, this stone is known for the distinct gray veins that meander throughout the visual displayed by its tiles, slabs, and mosaics. In considering marble, it is helpful to know that this is a metamorphic stone that has been quarried and used as a building material for centuries. The Taj Mahal and The Lincoln Memorial are two wonderful examples. Your home will be in good company.