Are you wondering if you should choose white or black marble as the next stone in your product line? If which one of the two will get more sales?
But what if we tell you that there’s a type of marble that has white, black, and even a light grey on its body?
Panda White marble originates in China and has a white background color with a thick dark black and light grey veining pattern. This beautiful contrast makes local and international customers seek this stone for their projects.
The Panda White marble is a stone primarily quarried in Sichuan, China. It’s the same name for the animal—particularly China’s national animal and emblem, “panda”—which has a beautiful color combination of white and black.
Other countries, such as Turkey and India, may have marble slabs that embody Panda White’s colors and may even give those slabs the same name. However, considering the authenticity, these are still not similar to China’s Panda White marble.
Different provinces in the country and abroad continue to seek this stone because of its rarity—it’s like the Calacatta, Carrara, and Statuario marble of Italy.
Marble is limestone that has gone through metamorphism or extreme heat and pressure from the Earth’s natural processes. This stone belongs to the metamorphic rock family and primarily contains the mineral calcite—a polymorph of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).
Other marble minerals include quartz, micas, clay minerals, pyrite, graphite, and iron oxides. However, there can also be others that may mix with the stone, such as serpentine and porphyry.
These minerals are also called “impurities” that give marble a rich palette of color. For example, brown and yellow may result because of iron oxides. Green is caused by serpentine, and red or pink blooms are because of feldspar and iron.
Why Is Panda White Considered Rare?
A natural and authentic Panda White marble will come from Sichuan province, China. Even so, there are many things to consider, such as the following:
- a limited number of quarries in Sichuan for Panda White marble;
- government rules and regulations that limit the mining and quarrying in particular locations;
- government rules and regulations that dictate the legal methods of mining and quarrying that affect the overall cost and;
- transportation of the marble.
Did you know that the contrasting colors of Panda White marble white and black (plus a tinge of light grey) are rare in the stone industry? That’s why it’s also China’s pride.
Aside from the rarity, the unique trait of this marble is it can be book-match polished. Bookmatch polishing is when we adjacently place two slabs next to one another, with their patterns facing each other, creating an illusion of an opened book.
By taking the rock of Panda White marble fresh from the quarry, we slice them using a gang saw. When we cut two pieces, we have to polish the opposite sides—side A of the first slab and slide B of the second slab—connecting the pattern to achieve a book’s appearance.
Panda White marble is ideal for this method because its solid and thick black veins created shape when book matched. While it’s true that no two slabs have the exact patterns, cutting slabs from the same rock gives us an almost identical appearance.
5 Different Uses of Panda White Marble
Black and white as individual colors never leave a designer’s palette because of the wonders they do in any space; these two colors will always come in handy, whether in the living room, bedroom, kitchen, or even formal rooms such as a corporate office.
The most admired uses for Panda White marble are wall cladding and flooring because of its exquisite look when book-match polished, but we can also manufacture furniture and fixtures.
The best factor about black and white walls is they make the room appear more spacious, considering that we use the colors correctly. How do we do this? By making white the base or dominant color and black the highlight.
A Panda White marble wall cladding suits this description perfectly, especially when we have the book-match polish as the finish. It will create a balance in any room where it’s used, and it is better if the surrounding objects are also of the same colors.
Panda White marble’s colors promote versatility, especially with its light touch of grey. Flooring with these colors can enhance the room by creating a balanced contrast.
The idea for flooring is we want to be subtle, so white with black veins is better instead of the other way around. Through this, we can lift the rest of the interior to create a bigger space instead of dragging it down if we use black floors (unless our primary goal is to shrink it).
If you want a minimalist interior design and want to make a statement, a black-and-white table is a way to go.
In interior design, tables are essential because they can subtly change the space’s ambiance through size, shape, and color. Of course, we have to get the first two correctly, but we’re only going to focus on the color.
Tables create a focal point that holds your attention and leads it to look at the rest of the space. That’s why focal points are also in a pattern with the surroundings. We can use a Panda White marble dining table or a coffee table as the living room’s centerpiece.
Panda White Marble is a highly sought-after material for step stairs due to its elegant appearance and durability. As the name suggests, it features a white background with distinctive black veining, giving it a unique and sophisticated look.
In terms of design, Panda White Marble can complement a wide range of interior styles. Its neutral color palette allows it to blend seamlessly with other decorative elements, while the striking veining adds visual interest and dimension. Whether used in a modern minimalist setting or a classic traditional space, Panda White Marble can elevate the overall aesthetic.
Many people put great effort into making their bathrooms look and feel comfortable. After all, it’s an important place for everyone to start and end their day.
Incorporating a Panda White marble vanity will create a combination of classic and modern appearance. We recommend this since a bathroom is usually in neutral colors, and installing a black-and-white vanity will complement the whole design.
Aside from its timeless beauty, marble is also durable and water-resistant, which will last you decades with proper care.
The Panda White marble, from the name itself, is a unique combination of a white base and thick black veins with a hint of light grey. Authentic to Sichuan, China, it’s a widely sought marble because of its rarity and beauty, especially when book-match polished.
Since black and white are staple colors in designing, we can use Panda White marble in different areas of our spaces, like the walls and flooring. Furniture and fixtures, especially the focal points like tables, countertops, and vanities, are also included.