Marquina Black, the reference black marble for design projects

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Marquina Black marble (or Nero Marquina in italian) is one of the most fascinating and versatile natural stones available on the market. With its timeless elegance and distinctive white veining against a deep black background, Marquina Black has become the benchmark for designers and architects who wish to create sophisticated, modern spaces.

In this article, we will explore the characteristics, applications, and benefits of this black-bottomed marble, which we have had the pleasure of using on a number of occasions in our clients’ design projects.

We will share information about its characteristics, how to use it for design environments, maintenance tips, and price.


Marquina Black comes from the town of Marquina, between Bilbao and San Sebastian, in northern Spain. It is a marble renowned for its unmistakable quality and beauty. Its deep black, fine-grained surface is enriched with white veins, which are robust but also subtle, given by the infiltration of charcoal that occurred during the stone’s formation, creating an elegant contrast that adds depth and dynamism to any space, both interior and exterior.

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The texture of Marquina Black lends a luxurious and sophisticated look to floors, walls, countertops and other applications.


Marquina Black marble lends itself to a wide range of design projects. Its natural elegance makes it suitable for both classic and contemporary interiors, allowing designers to experiment with bold and refined combinations. The versatility of this natural stone allows it to be used in a variety of ways, from floor and wall slabs to decorative details such as tables, fireplaces, and sculptures.


A Marquina Black bathroom is synonymous with luxury and sophistication. Slabs of this marble can be used to line shower walls, floors and even sinks, creating an elegant and relaxing environment. The use of this marble in the bathroom adds a touch of glamour and makes the room feel cozy and sophisticated at the same time.

kitchen countertop in black marble


Marquina Black marble is also an excellent choice for kitchens. Used for countertops, islands and splash guards, it adds a touch of class and modernity. Its durability makes it ideal for kitchen surfaces where aesthetics go hand in hand with functionality.


Nero Marquina marble is not only ideal for floors, walls and work surfaces, it is also an excellent choice for furniture complements that add a touch of elegance and sophistication to interiors. Dining and coffee tables made from this gorgeous material instantly become the focal point of any room, thanks to their polished surface and distinctive white veins.

Shelves, lamps and decorative accessories such as vases and sculptures made from this marble also create a striking visual effect. These elements, besides being functional, enrich the room with their unique style, perfectly combining aesthetics and practicality. The use of Marquina Black marble in furniture accessories is a design choice that communicates luxury and modernity, adapting to both classic and contemporary interiors.


To maintain the beauty of Marquina Black, it is essential to clean it regularly with a soft cloth and mild detergents, prevent stains by wiping up spills immediately, and protect it with coasters. Periodically polishing the surface will help preserve its luster. Also, avoid scratches by using cutting boards and being careful not to drag heavy objects across the marble. By following these practices, the marble will remain elegant and long-lasting.


The price of Marquina Black marble can vary depending on several factors, such as the quality of the stone, the origin, and the thickness of the slabs. In general, this natural stone is considered a mid- to high-end marble, and its cost reflects its quality and beauty. The investment required for this type of marble is justified by its durability and the aesthetic impact it offers to environments. For more information on its cost, please contact us for a customized quote for your project specifications.

In conclusion, Nero Marquina marble is an excellent choice for those who wish to add a touch of luxury and sophistication to their design projects. With its distinctive texture, elegant color contrast and versatility, it is the black marble of choice for bathrooms, kitchens and other living spaces.

If you would like more information about this fantastic black marble or plan to use it for a project for your home or business, contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation or quote.

At Pistore Marmi we specialize in working with marble, natural and precious stones for custom-made projects and objects. You can find us in Cologna Veneta, in the province of Verona.