It is a fact that all marble is formed by natures process, however they are not all created equally.
Both Carrara Calacatta have variations like the whiteness of the background come into play and the size and boldness of the veins.
The closer the marble is to pure white the higher the cost will be.
There are variations in shades of white and veining in both stones.
Customers may sometimes mistake Carrara for Calacatta because of the presence of large dramatic veins, the variety and mixture of pattern seems to make the difference.
Carrara has more variegation and variations and is less white, Calacatta is more consistently bold and white.
Gold calacatta marble and White Carrara marble are luxury Italian Marbles in shades ranging from white to grays.
High end marble desired for its unique quality is how we describe Calacatta including:
Thickness and drama of pronounced large veining which range from golds to shades of grey.
Each slab is said to be unique.
White background is very desirable.
It is easy for designers to take two slabs and create a butterfly or open book effect and have the tiles mirror each other as a design element.
Effortless to combine with other materials, and design ideas for decorating.
Other Notable Differences of Calacatta :
Is rare and only comes from a vast mountain range in Tuscany, Italy.
Has a reputation of being used for luxury homes, corporate buildings, counter tops, back splashes and high end projects.
Michelangelo choose to use this stone for his artwork.
Found in various castles, churches and cathedrals world wide.
Highly contrasting because of the white background and Hugh distant veins.
Also considered a Luxury stone.
Lots of muted veining.
Linear veining-grey with fine feathery lines. (There are some slabs with large bold Veins similar to Calacatta).
Carrara comes from Tuscany, Italy.
Not clear white but rather murky.
Residential and Commercial.
Flooring and counter tops.
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