All across the country, there is a big movement among homeowners who are looking for quartz countertops that look like real marble. This is in large part because quartz is much better suited to kitchen and bathroom applications than marble.
Marble tends to be more porous and softer, which means it doesn’t stand up to heavy use as well as quartz, and marble’s finish can be damaged by harsh chemical cleaners.
In addition, marble comes with higher maintenance needs, as homeowners need to reseal it regularly, whereas quartz doesn’t need to be sealed.
To meet the need for quartz that looks like marble, many manufacturers have come out with quartz colors that feature a predominately white background and subtle veins of beige, gray or a tint of gold to mimic the look of real marble slabs like Calcatta Gold or Imperial Danby marble.
Calcatta Verona from Q-Quartz, which is a brand of MSI, is one such stone. If you want to replicate the look of real marble, then this is one of the closest man-made stones available — and it doesn’t come with the maintenance burdens of marble.
The Colors of Calcatta Verona Quartz
Here, we have a couple of images to give you an idea of what Calcatta Verona quartz looks like. This is a subtle stone that features a white background. Like marble, it has delicate veining throughout the stone, all in a light beige tint that resembles the colors found in a real slab of Calcatta marble.
Some variations of this stone have beige marbling that steers towards taupe or gray shades — an excellent neutral tone that goes with a variety of cabinet colors.
Scroll down to see a close-up view of Calcatta Verona’s marbling.
What Cabinet Colors Pair Best with Calcatta Verona Quartz?
With its neutral coloring, Calcatta Verona quartz will pair with just about any cabinet color you have in mind. If you want a quartz color that will match with white or off-white cabinets, then this shade works perfectly.
The gray tones in Calcatta Verona also pair quite well with gray cabinetry, and the white background of this stone will make a striking contrast against darker gray shades.
Espresso cabinetry requires warmer tones, and the beige in slabs of Calcatta Verona makes it an ideal match, one that will help brighten a kitchen with lots of espresso cabinetry.
Cost of Calcatta Verona from Q- Quartz
This type of quartz comes in at the upper end of the price range, usually between $79 and $85 per square foot, including installation costs. Of course, this cost can vary depending on the level of customization.
A thicker built up edge with miter joints will add to the cost, but you’ll find that the durability and beauty of a quartz countertop is well worth the investment. This is a counter that will stand up to the demands of any kitchen, and one that you will enjoy for years to come.
What are Some Similar Colors to Calcatta Verona?
If you like the look of Calcatta Verona, there are several other quartz colors that you should be sure to check out. Calcatta Luccia features similar veining to Calcatta Verona, only in shades of gray. Calcatta Laza gives you an off-white base with beige marbling, and Calcatta Nuvo features a pale beige base with slightly darker marbling.
If you’d like to see Calcatta Verona quartz in person, we stock full slabs at Arch City Granite & Marble in St. Louis, Missouri. The look of marble is in high demand right now and we’ve installed many beautiful kitchens in this marble-like quartz.
What’s more, if you’re interested in specialty work, we have fabricated custom 3-inch thick islands with miter joints. You’ll love the look of this craftsmanship — we make certain the veins flow through the entire thickness of the stone so that it looks like one 3-inch thick slab.