About the Stone

burdurThe Region

Burdur is a province of Turkey (also the name for its main city), located in the southwest and bordering Muğla and Antalya to the South, Denizli to the West, Afyon to the North, and Isparta to the East.

Burdur is located in the “Lakes Region” of Turkey and has many lakes of various sizes, largest of which, Burdur Lake, is named after the province. Salda Lake is the second largest lake in the province and is considered to be one of the cleanest lakes in the world. (Ref?)

Burdur is a young and dynamica city, with quite a high rate of young people and students. Despite not having a very large size, the city of Burdur has become increasingly relevant in economic terms. Among many industries, the natural stone industry is perhaps one of the most important ones, with quarries and factories located all over its province.

Burdur Marble QuarryBut Burdur is also one of the most important natural stone quarrying and transformation centers in Turkey. It is here where several types of natural stones are extracted, which includes the Burdur Beige.

As the name says, this is an original beige stone from the Burdur region.

The Stone

blocksThe Burdur Beige marble is mostly explored in the region of Burdur. There are many quarries extracting this marble and quarries can have large dimension and considerable output.  The blocks extracted can have any dimension, from small to large. And it is estimated that there are considerable reserves for future extraction.

The Burdur Beige is a reference beige marble from Turkey and a type of stone with considerable demand both on the Turkish and international markets.

Overall Analysis

slabsOne of the most interesting aspects of the Burdur Beige marble is its appearance. It has a beautiful and uniform beige colour that quite appreciated in today´s architecture. For some, this is also an alternative stone to the well-known Crema Marfil. The Burdur Beige is a preferential stone used in large scale projects, due to its uniformity, competitive price and beautiful look.

On the other hand and due to its increased popularity, there are too many variations and copies of the Burdur Beige available in the market. Many of these variations are of poorer quality, but are sold as if they were original ones. Finally and despite having considerable reserves for future exploration, actual levels of intensive extraction raises questions about its medium-term sustainability.

In the meantime, the Burdur Beige will continue enjoying its status as one of the most relevant Turkish beige marble.