Why We Love the Look of White Carrara and Calacatta Marble?

White marble is seen everywhere nowadays. We personally fell in love with them at the very beginning because they are divinely beautiful with no two pieces ever identical. Marbles adds instant luxurious and sophistication to any project. The fact is (almost) everyone love lavishness, especially when it comes to interiors, then no wonder we often see marbles in many restaurants, cafe, and other commercial projects. Marbles are extremely versatile and also perfect for residential. 

We love to browse variety of applications using this marbles in interior design, and we just can't get enough of these shining stone. We found out that Bianco Carrara marbles are the most famous and recognizable of all Italian marbles, while Calacatta marble is rarer and more expensive than Carrara. Calacatta and Carrara marbles are often confused to be the same because both of these Italian marbles are very similar in appearance (white with gray veining). To add to the confusion, much of Calacatta comes from Carrara, Italy.

Here's the slight differences between them, Carrara marble is grayish-white with more veins, many fine feathery lines and often appears to be linear. Calacatta on the other hand has bold, unstructured, and heavily veins. In general, Carrara tends to be grayer with softer veins, while Calacatta is whiter with dark and more dramatic veins. The whiter the material, the more expensive the slabs. The more uniform its veining, the pricier it gets.

Take a look below to find out more:

Calacatta Countertop

Calacatta Backsplash

Calacatta Bathroom

Carrara Bathroom

You may reserve in all areas depending on your budget, but it may be wise to apply this stone for vanity, island countertop, backsplash, or smaller areas in your home. Just think twice since they are highly porous, then you may need an extra effort, proper maintenance, and right cleaning products.

Our favorite is carrara paired beautifully with black fixtures. What a lovely contrast. What about you? Do you love the look of marble like we do?
source: houzz.com; pinterest.com