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The Story Behind Calacatta Gold Marble

The Story Behind Calacatta Gold Marble

Sep 11, 2020

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All marble is not the same, no matter what some inexperienced marble dealers out there might try and say about it. Calacatta marble is highly sought after for many reasons. One of these reasons being the fact that Calacatta has been used in some of the most famous buildings throughout history – castles and cathedrals, mostly.


A reason for this is because Calacatta marble is whiter than most marbles on the market, so contractors and homeowners often associate it with high-end luxury. Calacatta marble is characterized by its deep white color and thick, elegant veins that come in a variety of colors, anything from beige to regal gold. Continue reading and don’t be confused over marble slabs again. Finally, get the real story behind luxurious Calacatta marble.


This natural stone comes from the plentiful quarries in the mountains of Carrara, Italy. For this reason, Calacatta is so often confused with Carrara marble, but just know, these two stones are not the same despite their abundant similarities. They are both white marble made of mostly the same materials and an almost indistinguishable geological formation. The differences are subtle, but they are there, especially to a trained eye. Generally speaking, Carrara is a deeper gray with much softer veining, while Calacatta skews whiter with thick, substantial veining.


Calacatta still comes from Italy today, along with a large portion of the rest of the world's marble. It has been used for sculptures and other beautiful buildings since before the time of Michelangelo (it was said to be his favorite stone to work with), who is often associated with working with this beautiful natural stone.

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