CARRARA Quartz V CALACATTA Quartz – WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Carrara v Calacatta.
White marble, dark-veined, Italian origin.
Both stones are highly desirable and stonemasons have been using them for centuries. From Kitchen worktops to tiles flooring.
These white marble effect quartz beauties has more than 90%b quartz and mixed with resin chemicals that give both stone different veins and pattern.
So what’s the difference?
Marble Effect Quartz Colour
Carrara marble Quartz
comes in varying shades of blue-grey, described as being “muddier in colour” when next to a piece of Calacatta. The veining is smaller, softer and tends to be more linear. Sometimes Carrara can appear grainier.
Calacatta marble Quartz
is pure white, with darker, more dramatic and prominent veining. People have believed for many years that the more expanses of white on the stone, the more desirable.
And from both Carrara and Calacatta comes more different styles. Statuario is a version of Carrara but with bolder, bigger expanses of grey veining. Calacatta Oro is a stunning varation of Calacatta, with chunky gold veining.
With Calacatta however, there is less availability and it is much rarer. This plays a big part in why Calacatta is considered one of the most luxurious and sought-after marbles.
Calacatta and Carrara Quartz worktops Prices
Believe it or not, Carrara can be as inexpensive as Granite. Because of its availability, it is generally a lower cost than the rest of the Carrara grades.
But we are talking the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to the cost of Calacatta. Considered the most luxurious, this is the most high-end, high-priced natural stone you’ll find on the market. They say, the whiter the Calacatta, the higher the cost.
Now just to decide – Carrara or Calacatta? Consider the look that you like and the budget that you can work with. We’ve got the availability covered!
At Palazzo Stone stone we supply and fit all Carrara quartz and Calacatta quartz worktops in Kent and London.