A trip to Italy will convince you why Carrara marble has been used for centuries as flooring and tiles in buildings there. Carrara marble comes from a quarry in Carrara in the Tuscany region of Italy. The marble is white with grey or greyish-blue veining. There is a classic beauty captured in marble which makes it appealing and timeless. The Italians were smart and recycled their leftover marble chips as a cost-effective flooring material called terrazzo. In many of the churches in Florence and Venice, Italy, you will see examples of this. Marble is softer than granite because of its mineral composition and will etch and stain when it comes in contact with acidic materials. Marble counter tops and flooring in a bathroom is an excellent choice.