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While granite can be beautiful and unique with its bright color variations and busy veining, Calacatta marble has a striking look that is inimitable by any other stone. Calacatta is very unique as it contains more dramatic and unstructured veining than your typical marble, yet still has a subtle background unlike granite. Calacatta has a global appeal with designers, architects, and high end builders. Frequent applications for Calacatta include bathroom vanities, shower walls, and tub surrounds as bathrooms are seen as a place of opulence to many, however, the use of Calacatta in other areas has become more popular over the years as well.
Fairfax Marble and Granite's Calacatta selection is among the nation's largest, with over thirty different batches to choose from, including the infamous Calacatta Gold. Calacatta marble is exceptional in that it is only available from one quarry in the world located in Carrara, Italy. This fact is often perplexing to consumers, who confuse Calacatta marble with Carrara White marble, which also comes from and shares its name with this region. Calacatta production however is limited and well-controlled from this quarry. Seasonal factors also affect production as quarrying becomes very challenging in the peak winter months on the mountain top in Carrara. Both of these factors lend to the rarity, and expense of this natural stone.
Fairfax Marble and Granite carries Calacatta slabs in several locations, including Fairfax,Chantilly, Sterling in Virginia, and Elkridge and Crofton in MD providing easy access to viewable slabs from convenient locations. Visit United Granite if you are looking for marble countertops in MD. Visit This Web Site if you are looking to buy marble countertops for your home in VA, NJ or in MD