4 Reasons to Consider Thassos Marble – Purest White Marble in the World
Cost of Thassos Marble
Of all of the natural stone products on the market, Thassos marble is one of the most expensive. Most consumers would never consider doing a benchtop or vanity out of Thassos because of the price point square meter. It is also important to remember that Thassos comes in different grades or looks. The A grade material, the very purest white, would be more expensive than a B or a C grade.
Thassos can range between $250-$400 per square meter for standard sized tiles (depending on the “grade” of material). That is highly expensive but could be worth it to you if you are wanting an extremely pure and dense material.
Appearance and Esthetic of Thassos Marble
Thassos marble comes from the Greek island of Thassos and is so pure white, it looks paper. Thassos has been used for centuries for building projects and art projects alike. Several statues, including the Caryatid Statue and other angelic statues, have been made using Thassos marble.
Luxury and high class are the aesthetics that Thassos provides your home or commercial project with. Thassos marble is vibrant and bright with a glistening sheen running through it (especially when the sunlight hits it).
Even the island in Greece that Thassos marble comes from is a luxurious tourist destination.
Most people use Thassos marble for floor and wall tiles. If can also be used for benchtops and vanities but often is not due to the high price point. Thassos marble tiles will last in your home for years and require very little maintenance.
Thassos is in high demand globally and only released in small batches, so if you are able to get your hands on this material and you are comfortable with the price point – take it!
Density of Thassos Marble
Thassos is an extremely dense marble. This is because of the quartzite present in the material. In fact, Thassos is so dense that when it is placed in a checkerboard pattern with a softer marble (like Nero Marquina), the softer material will wear-down and the Thassos will stay the same height as when it was laid. This is especially noticeable in high-traffic commercial applications.
What makes Thassos so dense is all of the heat and pressure it has naturally undergone in its lifetime.