Regarded as one of the finest marbles, Calacatta Marble is scarcer than the popular Carrara Mable from Italy. Whilst both marbles come from the same region, Calacatta is regarded as the finer of the two, which is remarkable give the fact that Carrara Marble itself is renowned for it’s quality and history. Michelangelo’s David was sculpted from Carrara Marble and is noted for it’s purity and whiteness.
Calacatta Marble is highly regarded because of it’s beautiful veins and thick patterns. It is usually observed to have a more dramatic white than grey tone and often features gold and brown undertones.
Generally Calacatta will have less veins than Cararra, but the visible affect of the more dramatic veins in Calacatta marble makes it stand out immediately.
Calacatta, just like Carrara has been favoured by the Italians for thousands of years. As well as it’s natural stone beauty, these marbles are valued for their durability. The smooth texture of the marble is soft to the touch, with very few imperfections, impurities or porous qualities.
Calacatta marble is frequently used for high end bathroom vanities, shower walls, but it’s properties make it suitable for kitchen tops and flooring. It’s an expensive choice, but if you want to create an impression Calacatta marble will speak out loudly.