May 18, 2022

Silver Wave Marble 101: Everything You Need to Know

What is Silver Wave Marble & Where is it come from?

Silver Wave Marble is a type of marble quarried in China, also known as Black Wave, Kenya Wave, and Black Tree. It is one of the most popular and classic types of marble. It has a black background with beige, brown, and grey veins that mimic a luxurious wooden texture. This variety has a clear structure with wavy corners and a luxurious wooden texture. The block is composed of metamorphic crystalline limestone, with simple hydrogeological conditions and moderate hardness.

Silver Wave Marble is a well-known type of marble that has unique wave-like patterns running through it. It’s often used as an accent piece in design projects because of its one-of-a-kind look. If you’re considering using silver wave marble in your next project, this blog post is for you! Here we’ll cover everything you need to know about silver wave marble, from its origins to how to care for it.

Take a quick look at Silver Wave Marble texture:

Stone Type: Marble
Color: Black series
Original: Shangrao, Jiangxi Province, China
Density: 2.73g/cm3
Compressive strength: 127.9MPA
Blending strenght: 9.4MPA
Water absorption: 0.59%

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Why Silver Wave Marble is difficult to polish grossly in the factory?

Silver Wave Marble is very popular among designers because of its unique texture, wave patterns, infinite space for imagination, and wide range of applications. The reason why Silver Wave Marble is difficult to shine can generally be found in terms of materials, construction techniques, texture, etc. The problems of Silver wave marble mainly focus on the following points:

It is not a high-gloss marble material itself

The main reason why the Silver Wave Marble is difficult to shine on is its characteristics. The polishing performance of it in the factory is not good. It happen to mostly wood marble materials.

Composition of the material

The content of Manganese, Lead, and Tin in Silver Wave Marble is relatively high, and these substances are the main elements that cause the black color of the stone. However, Manganese, Lead, and Tin are all inactive metals. During the crystalline polishing, it is difficult to react with the components in the crystalline material to form a bright crystalline layer, which prevents the stone from forming a high gloss.

Water absorption

There is another reason that is generally easy to ignore: the water absorption rate of Silver Wave Marble is relatively high. However, since the Silver Wave Marble is a dark stone, it is difficult for us to notice the change in the color of the stone after absorbing water. And we generally judge the water absorption rate of the stone by the color change after the stone absorbs water – this fixed psychological impression makes us often ignore the high water absorption rate of the ancient wood grain.

The high water absorption rate will cause a part of the material to be adsorbed in the micropores on the surface of the stone during crystallization and polishing, and the crystallization cannot be completed. Greatly reduces the effect of crystallization and gloss.

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Because of it texture of wood marble, Silver Wave Marble generally only can reach about 45~55 degrees gloss which is much lower than other marble materials. But it was solved well by the manufacturer. The factory’s solution is to use stone wax to fill in the polishing to increase the gloss to 70 ~ 80 degrees by advanced processing.

Collections of Silver Wave Marble

The Silver Wave Marble quarry is located in Shangrao, Jiangxi Province, China and is known for its distinct veining and coloring. The quarry’s different level creates different colors and patterns that are ideal for marble slabs.silver wave marble blocksThe popular collection is with a black background with silver and grey veins running through it, as well as tan and white veining that add to its beauty. Another classic collection is without beige color but with fluid waves of white, and grey. Both of them have a unique silver color and a wave-like pattern contains a fantastic surface. It features a black background with a series of silver and beige wavy lines running through it. The wave is usually accented by gray or black veins, which helps enhance the marble’s unique pattern, its veining with wave-like patterns running through it. This type of marble is extremely beautiful because of the variety of colors that mix.

Vein-cut & Cross-cut

Due to its classic wave veining, the Silver Wave Marble mined from the quarry is mainly used for vein cutting. The vein cut is the best way to show the unique wave veining, which cannot be done with crosscutting. The veins in blocks mined from the quarry are too thin to cut via cross-cutting.

All types of stone can be cut into slabs by vein-cutting and cross-cutting, but Silver Wave Marble is better suited to veining because of its classic wave pattern. The veins in blocks mined from the earth are too thin or too thick to cut via cross-cutting.


Silver Wave Marble is available in both slab and tile format and can be polished to a high luster so it will shine brightly in any light, and it is also a type of marble that is known for its unique appearance. It is often used as an accent piece in design projects because of its one-of-a-kind look, and the most important one used for bookmatch due to its striking texture. As its wave veining, taking 2 or 4 slabs to create the mirror image of each other. Click to see more book-match solutions.


Silver Wave Marble Application

The unique tone and texture of Silver Wave Marble make it a favorite amongst interior designers and architects.

Silver Wave Marble is a unique type of marble that features beautiful wave-like patterns running through it. This luxurious marble material is perfect for adding a touch of elegance to any home or commercial space. Because of its high water absorption, Silver Wave Marble is not suggested use for countertop.


If you’re looking to make a real statement, Silver Wave Marble is the way to go! You can choose from a variety of sizes, including blocks, slabs, and tiles. Uniistone directly works with the quarry to provide the highest quality Silver Wave Marble at the best possible price.

Annie Lin

Annie Lin

Hi, I am Annie Lin, the founder of Uniistone, I've been in the stone industry for 10 years, and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge related to stone from a Chinese supplier's perspective.

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