Calacatta marble 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 worlds marble. It has been used for sculptures and other beautiful buildings since before the time of Michelangelo, who is often associated for working with this beautiful natural stone.
Calacatta's elegant look is truly what keeps service professionals and homeowners coming back year after year, as the rich white and gold details are impossible to match. Carrara marble tends to have softer veins, and usually can’t match the dramatic veins of Calacatta marble. The bright white comes with veins in several different colors, suitable to most homeowners.
At Dulcet Tile, we provide over 20 products with Calacatta
marble. From small format tile to boutique mosaic made by skilled craftsmen. We design it and create it with you and your home in mind.