The marble Volakas has its name from Volakas village which is 33 km from Drama, northern Greece. Volakas quarries, where the marble is mined from, are located in Falakron Mountains – Western Rhodopes.
The history of volakas marble commerce starts from ancient times in Greece. During the years this type of marble was the most known for the variety of white marble, being in international quality standards. The marble Volakas is considered that is one of the leaders of the international marble market, according to the large number of exports worldwide.
The colouration of marble Volakas, is the background of white colour on which there are gray veins, brown veins and sometimes purple veins, giving a sense of vividness and movement in the material. As dolomite marble has a big rate of resistance to percussion and abrasion and also to thermal resistance, which allows it to be used in public places, generally in places with frequent use. The suitability for specific uses depends on the composition, aesthetics, color, veins, layout and the process of elaboration, it has undergone. Undoubtedly, this material contains distinctive colors of minimalist character design that can be used in various spaces especially in mosaic selection, depending on customer preferences.
Marble Volakas is perfectly suited to contemporary living areas, interior and exterior design. Specifically, the commonly use is on wall and floor coverings, fireplaces, kitchens, public areas and for many renovation applications. The soft fresh and luxury which provides, makes it one of the most popular material on many architects and interior designers for high-quality manufacturing projects, such as hotels, casinos, palaces, theaters, generally for large and residential projects. The variety of styles and applications that it can be used, makes it suitable for decorative applications on wall and floor. The abundant distinctive veins allow the style of book match, creating a unique and lustrous illusion of depth in space, setting non – real limits in it.
The reason of marble Volakas remains for years one of the top material selection to the user preferences, designers, architects and manufacturers are the geological features, the possibility of processing and formatting, inspired artists to experiment to object design of any use and function as jewelry, household items, furniture etc.