Carrara, Calacatta and Statuario: Differentiating Between Types of Italian Marble Countertops

Carrara, Calacatta and Statuario: Differentiating Between Types of Italian Marble Countertops

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Iran stone news agency: Carrara marble is grayish-white with less large veins and more fine, feathery veining that often appears to be linear.
Calacatta marble is a rarer than carrara and is more white than gray with dramatic veining that results in thick, predominate patterns. It often has brown and gold undertones.
Statuario is the most precious marble varieties found in Italy. It has distinctive veining that can range from gold to gray.
All three types of marble will vary from slab to slab, as no two marble formations are the same. The uniqueness of each marble slab is what can result in distinguished luxury kitchens and baths. For this reason, it is often advised that when picking out white Italian marble, one should ask the stone provider to see at least three samples in order to find the color variegation and patterning that speaks to you the most.
Marble and Granite in New England features rare and precious Italian marble varieties including carrara,
Calacatta is considered to be more rare while Carrara is more readily available. Naturally this is reflected in the price. Harder-to-find Calacatta is more expensive than the more commonly found Carrara.
Source: www.marbleandgranite.com

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