Calacatta

Calacatta is a very popular choice of marble, it’s dug from the Carrara quarries in Italy. As Calacatta is quite rare, its described as a luxury stone.

Its typically white with dark grey veining, throughout the stone. There are many variations of this type of marble such as:

Calacatta Gold

This version of Calacatta is more rich in colour in comparison to the ‘typical’ white marble. Its to some degree warmer in tone, but not dark, however it still has the dark grey veining throughout.

Calacatta Oro

This version of Calacatta is a whitish-beige colour, with warm brown veining throughout the stone.

Calacatta Fantasia

This is an off-white marble, which is very similar to the original/ classic Calacatta, however the veining throughout the marble is very dark in colour.

Calacatta Grey

This is a greyish-white marble, with subtle light brown veining running throughout.

Calacatta Vagli

This type of Calacatta has a well defined look to it, its medium brown in colour with large sections darted around the stone, where its lighter in colour.

Calacatta Vagli Rosata

This is a light brown & off-white marble with sections of dark brown and black around/ within the stone.

Carrara Marble

Carrara Marble, just like the Calacatta, is quarried in the Carrara region of Italy, hence why many people get the two marbles confused. However Carrara Marble is usually white, grey or has a bluish undertone to it, and the veining is much lighter and less defined than the Calacatta marble.

Carrara marble can be light and feathery, or more dense and strong. Carrara marble is more widely available, compared to Calacatta. As Carrara Marble is so pristine white in colour, many people choose to use it in bathrooms, as it brings a bright & clean feel to any room.

The most common type of Carrara Marble is Bianco Carrara, but there are other sub-types of this stone below –

Bianco Carrara Venato

This marble is bright white in colour, with dark brown or black veining throughout- making it a very unique type of carrara stone.

Bianco Carrara Exra

This type of Carrara is a light off-white in colour with light brown veining throughout.

Milan Gray

Milan Gray marble is quarried in the Milan region of Italy. It’s a muted grey colour with light grey veining.

As this marble has a more uniformed and geometric design to it, its great to use when trying to achieve  a contemporary or modern look. It has a graceful matte finish and can be used anywhere in your home. The most popular option is using the Milan Gray as a tiled backsplash in showers.

Dark Emperador

Dark Emperador Marble

Dark Emperador marble is quarried in 3 different regions in Spain, it has many hues but dark emperador is the most popular. its a deep chocolate brown marble, with fine grains and random veining throughout. This marble can create a homey environment to any household, and is usually used for floors or fireplaces.

 

Black Marble 

The most popular type of black marble is Nero Marquina, which is quarried in Spain. Its deep in colour with complimentary white or grey veining running throughout. Due to its chic appearance black marble is used in many modern homes in kitchens and fireplaces.

 

Crema Marfil

Crema Marfil is quarried in spain, and comes in multiple different colour options. This marble is typically known for being a creamy yellow colour, with varied gradients of veining.

This stone is best accompanied by warm toned tiles, and natural accents in homes. It works extremely elegantly when paired with wood. Due to its natural aesthetic, people use Crema Marfil marble in outdoor home invitations