Calcatta marble has always fascinated common man to artisans across the world. It is a premium marble quarried in the Carrara region of Italy, which is the same area of Italy where Carrara marble originates. But the white background with very subtle light gold and faint gray veining makes it as an exclusive choice of stone for palaces and luxury homes around the world.
Calcatta Marble is available in very limited quantities. Many stone traders visit the quarries to pick the most desirable slabs. Palaces built for Middle East rulers and the new millionaires in the emerging economies like India and China are chasing the Calcatta marble, driving the cost of Calcatta marble prohibitively high. It costs around $250 per Square feet (Sq. Ft.) installed across the United States.
White marble looks for kitchen countertops is a very popular trend in American homes. Apart from being very expensive, Calcatta marble has problems of etching, chipping and staining when used in a functioning and working kitchen used on a daily basis.
The manufacturing of quartz surfaces that look like natural Calcatta marble has changed the countertops scenario. Now you have the options of having a surface that looks like marble but behaves like granite or even better.
Calcatta Classique Quartz from Q-Quartz (MS International) is one of the best looking in its class. It is a show-stopper with a clean marble look and subtle veining of golden-gray tones. This engineered surface offers all the beauty of the original Calcatta marble without the headaches of its high maintenance.
It is also much less expensive than Calcatta marble. Installed cost per square feet ranges from $78 to $89 across the United States. The compared price of $200 to $250 per sq ft. for real Calcatta marble makes the Q-Quartz an affordable option.
Calcatta Classique looks beautiful with white cabinets or off white cabinets. It goes very well with black cabinets as well with espresso cabinets. The beige to brown tones in the veining of this quartz also makes it suitable for any brown tone cabinets.
It is such a durable material that any upgraded edges like ogee; triple step edges can be done to suit the decor of the kitchen.
Mitered Apron built up edge has become a fashionable trend of European kitchens. It is slowly catching up in American homes. A mitered edge can be constructed up to a 2″ to 3″ side profile by cutting the stone at a 45-degree miters angle and gluing edges together to give an appearance of a thick countertop.
The veins flowing through the depth of the slab in the Calcatta Classique offers an appearance of real marble look when we fabricate mitered edge profiles. Waterfall edge is another trending addition to the islands of modern kitchens.
Great looks, ease of maintenance, and affordability has made this quartz surface a popular choice for the home owners looking for clean white countertops that look like marble.
Arch Granite & Marble, Inc. has introduced Calcatta Classique Quartz to St Louis metro area. We stock the full slabs of this quartz so that you can see the full slabs before finalizing your selection.
Now homeowners in St. Louis area can have the luxury of having Calcatta marble kitchens that fit into their budget without worrying about the marble maintenance. We know you’ll agree with us if you see the full slabs! Visit our showroom in St. Louis or O’Fallon, Missouri, no appointment required.