- Makrana marbles stay clean without any kind of scratches and pinholes, unlike other ordinary marbles. There are no chemicals required to fill up the fissures in the case of makrana marbles.
- Makrana marble goes under whole processing before the finished product gets ready, unlike other normal marbles. The processing includes the variety of finishes and polishes such as diamond polish, mirror polished finish, honed finish, sandblast, gauged finish, hand cut, flaming and providing textures for every kind of construction.
- Normal marble requires more care and maintenance than the makrana marble. Makrana marble needs zero maintenance no matter what type of makrana marble it is.
- Makrana marble gets shinier when it goes through the cleaning process. Normal marble loses its shine when cleaning is done often.
- The close interlocking property of the makrana marble makes it translucent, hard and strong.
- Makrana marble makes said to retain its shine and whiteness over a long period. While the normal marble only maintains its shine, brightness, and color for a short amount of time.
- Makrana marble has a high percentage of calcium in its formation and therefore has a high resistance to water leakage. The level of water absorption in case of makrana marble is the lowest of all the other marbles. The reason is that it has 98% of calcium carbonate in it and rest 2% impurities in its purest form.
- During the mining of makrana marble, it doesn’t go through any kind of treatment and is used in chiseling and cutting right away.
- Makrana marble is the only kind of marble in India that is calcitic. All the other ordinary marbles are dolomitic in nature.
- Makrana marble is an excellent quality marble which quiiite resistant and high quality than other marbles. It has been used in the construction of monuments like Victoria Memorial and Taj Mahal.
Makrana Marbles are segmented into various types depending upon the height of impurities and observing pattern and colors. There are seven major types of Makrana Marbles available in the market as listed below.
Makrana White Marble
The most common type of Makrana Marbles is Makrana White Marble which is calcitic stones that are white. Makrana White Marble is generally used for sculpture and flooring and wall cladding in the construction of a building.
Dungri Marble is the type of makrana marble which is a slightly grey shade of color on its white pattern. Dungri Marble is most suitable for the flooring purposes. One important feature about Dungri Marble is that it does not require any chemical treatment.
One of the most economical types of makrana marble is the Kumari Marble. The Kumari Marble is identified with grey and brown line patterns on the white colored marble.
Albeta Marble or Albeto Marble
Next time you see a makrana marble with blackish lines on it, know that you are looking at Albeta Marble or Albeto Marble.
Brown Albeta Marble
Brown Albeta Marble has all the same properties of a makrana marble as that of an Albeta Marble or Albeto Marble. The only difference between the two is that Brown Albeta Marble has a brown color pattern on the top of the marble.
Makrana Pink Marble
Makrana Pink Marble has a pink color hint in its pattern. The pink and white color combination makes Makrana Pink Marble a perfect choice for decoration purposes as well as flooring.
Makrana Pure White Marbles
Makrana Pure White Marbles is the most popular type of makrana marble in India. It is also known as ‘Sangemarmar.’ It is the purest form of makrana marble that is available in the market. It does not have any significant color other than white.
Makrana Marble is a good quality of marble also known as milky white marble. It is made up of the calcite substance which makes the marble shine from within, and there is no need to repolish it. The starting price range of Makrana Marble is Rs. 30 per square feet which goes up to Rs. 2000 per square feet sometimes. Rates of Makrana Marble depends according to the requirement of the client. The type of Makrana Marble requested by the client also affects the price range of Makrana Marble.
Ranges of Different Types of Makrana Marble
- The Makrana Kumari Marble has the starting range of Rs. 40 per square feet which goes up to Rs. 80 per square feet
- Makrana Dungri Marble has the starting range of Rs. 60 per square feet which goes up to Rs. 200 per square feet.
- Makrana Chak Dungri marble has the starting range of Rs. 200 per square feet which goes up to Rs. 500 per square feet.
- Albeta marble has the starting range of Rs. 150 per square feet which goes up to Rs. 500.
- Makrana White Marble has the starting range of Rs. 150 per square feet which goes up to Rs. 2000 per square feet.
You should always remember that there is various Makrana Marble available at a significantly lower price, but they are duplicate and fake marbles which are being sold to you in the name of Makrana Marble. One such common example is of Pure White Marble slab which is available in the market at the starting rate of Rs. 30 per square feet which goes up to Rs. 60 per square feet in the market to purchase. This lures the customer into buying a fake product instead of the original one. The increased range of Makrana Marble will increase the whiteness of the marble.
Makrana Marble is a very high-quality marble which is white and hence is also called as ‘White Marble’ and ‘Sangemarmar Stone.’ Makrana Marble is mainly used in arts and craft for decoration, building statues, building construction, western and Indian sculptures, monuments, ornate temple work, and handicraft. Makrana Marble is the one of the most durable marble. White marble is also used in the flooring for religious buildings mostly. The original makrana marble is produced from over 400 mines in the Makrana region, around 120 thousand tonnes of makrana marble is originated every year from these mines. The state government has a holding of around 55 million tonnes of makrana marble.
Properties of Makrana Marble
- Makrana Marble is calcitic.
- The chemical composition of Makrana Marble is such that it consists of 98% to 99.9% calcium carbonate in its pure original form while it contains 0.1% to 2% of impurities.
- Makrana Marble is found in the shades of pure white, white with pink shades, white with grey shades in its original form. The color of Makrana Marble depends upon the level of impurities in it.
- Makrana Marble is said to be India’s highest water resistive marble rock as 98% of calcium carbonate is present in it.
- Makrana Marble tends to maintain its white color and shine over a very long period.
- The only equipment Makrana Marble requires is for cutting and polishing, unlike others that require chemical treatment.
Uses of Makrana Marble
Makrana Marble is used in several ways including statues of god, personalities and marble sculpture. Marble sculpture is the art of turning marble into a three-dimensional art form. This is the oldest form of arts and used in the creation of gods such as Ganesh, Sai, Krishna, and others. Various techniques are involved in the making of these sculptures and statues such as statue marking by statue makers, polishing, carving and much more.