Oyster White marble is a metamorphic rock named for its striking resemblance to the pattern on the interior of an oyster shell. This stunning white-based marble features gray veins that range from the palest dove to the deepest charcoal in thick and thin widths. The coloring, veining, and swirling in a slab of Oyster White create a visual feast, making this stone one of the most desired types of white marble on the market. Discover the beauty and benefits of oyster white marble and how to use it in and around your home or commercial space.
Where Is Oyster White Marble From?
Oyster White is a natural marble mined in Namibia, on the west coast of Africa. Once mined, these blocks of white marble stone are sent to Italy and processed into slabs. We carry processed 2- and 3-cm thick slabs in polished, honed, and leathered finishes.
What Are the Benefits of Using Oyster White Marble?
Like most types of white marble, Oyster is a hard stone that can stand the test of time. Oyster marble is mildly abrasion resistant but turns white in etched or worn areas so that most damaged spots blend in naturally. Oyster White marble is fire- and heat-resistant, withstanding high temperatures in a busy kitchen, steamy bathroom, or around a living room fireplace. The captivating swirls, patterns, and colors in UV-resistant Oyster White marble won’t fade over time, even when used for exterior flooring and facades. Polished white marble is glossy and elegant, while a honed or leathered finish will show less etching and stains.
Why Choose Oyster White Marble?
Oyster White marble looks luxurious in any application, adding elegance to kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, and foyer floors. The bright-white base of this marble stone naturally lightens any space, and can reflect heat to keep areas cooler. White marble is timeless, appearing in statues and architecture dating back thousands of years. But it’s also versatile enough to use for indoor and outdoor applications, including:
- Bathroom vanity cabinets
- Kitchen counters
- Floor tiles
- Landscaping walls
Does Oyster White Marble Need To Be Sealed?
Like other types of marble, sealing Oyster White is highly recommended for stain and acid resistance. White marble is porous, meaning that it will absorb water and other liquids that can discolor and mar the stone.
Sealing will prevent liquid from absorbing below the surface before you can wipe up the spill—but, be aware that it does not mean that your white marble kitchen countertop or bathroom tile is impervious to all damage. It’s essential to soak up spills as soon as they happen and clean your Oyster White marble kitchen countertops, islands, floors, and other fixtures regularly with mild soap and water. With proper care, sealing, and maintenance, Oyster White marble will continue to enhance any space for years.