While one would think of the lesser and greater marble, the truth is that they were all born the same way! Limestone underwent a mutation into a crystalline marble. Yet, some marble varieties hold greater appeal and Calacatta is one of them. The stunning, high-end natural stone bears a distinguished appearance and is rare enough to be considered precious. Calacatta suits several diverse purposes.
The typical Calacatta looks
While Carrara has many gentle veins, Calacatta has a few bold veins, very dramatic indeed. The soothing white background and the veins appeal worldwide to homeowners, designers, and architects. Greater whiteness indicates higher prices and charm. The veins suit book-matched installations too, as compared to other marble patterns.
We offer 6 varieties of Calacatta. Each is exquisite and they are called Calacatta Classic and Calacatta Gold, Calacatta Gold Premium and Calacatta Lasa, Calacatta Splendor and Calacatta Vagli. Against the white backdrop, the veins may be golden or gray in several shades. The neutral colors may be easily blended with wood varieties and other decor elements. Plan the color choices as dramatic contrasts or moderate effects.
Being rare is desirable always
Whatever is high-end is not commonly found. Greater demand results in higher prices. Calacatta marble comes to our homes and offices from a single location globally in Carrara in Italy, far, far away! It may confuse some people that Carrara marble also comes from the same quarry. The Calacatta marble production is little and regulated. Seasons also make a difference since working in the harsh winter on the Carrara mountain top can be challenging. Thus, the higher prices and the rarity, the labor and the reputation of Calacatta marble.
A range of applications of this marble
Introduced by the legend called Michelangelo, Calacatta marble stands for indulgence and is installed in showy areas. Corporate houses could have Calacatta marble in the entry way. Look around and you will see Calacatta countertops in designer residences and company boardrooms. If you wish for smartness indoors, install Calacatta countertops and backsplashes in kitchens and bathrooms.
Since marble is easy to maintain and keep spotlessly clean, they find endearing uses in bathrooms. Put them on shower walls and tub surrounds. Vanities could use them too and create a magical effect. Install Calacatta marble in areas without high traffic like hearths and fireplaces. The family will never stop loving those intricate patterns and their rich variety of perspectives.