Sunday, July 22, 2012

Slab Sunday: Calacatta Gold marble

Calacatta Gold marble is quarried from the Carrara region of Italy which is on the coast of Northern Tuscany.
Calacatta Gold is one of our most popular colors right now.
A lot of people ask for Carrara, but are really wanting Calacatta Gold.
The two marbles come from the same region in Italy, but they are different.

Calacatta Gold has a warm white background with soft grey and gold veining.
There are actually quite a few varieties of Calacatta.  Also, suppliers use many different names for Calacatta.  Add these up and it can get quite confusing! 

My advice...just find the slabs you love and don't worry about the name.
Photo: Mike and McGee

Photo: Artisan Group
Photo: House Beautiful
Calacatta Gold is an expensive stone.  Prepare to pay quite a bit more than you would for Carrara marble. 
Selecting you exact slabs is a must for this stone due to how much it can change in color and veining from bundle to bundle.
Photo: Charles Luck
Photo: New England Stone

Other names for Calacatta Gold include:  Calcutta Gold, Calacata Gold, Calacatta Doro, Calacatta Vagli and Cremo Delicato.
Photo: New England Stone
Photo: Carmel Stone Imports
Photo: House Beautiful
Calacatta Gold is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs.

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