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Calacatta Marble

Calacatta Marble

Calacatta marble, by definition, comes solely from Italy. ‘Calacutta’ is just ‘Calcutta’ misspelled, but neither is correct when used in reference to Calacatta marble.

Calacatta Borghini is pulled from a bedrock quarry in the Apuan Mountain range close to Carrara, Italy where many different quarries of Calacatta marble exist. Calacatta Borghini will vary between shipments, but will always have the velvety white background with light grey and gold flecks. The black mica spots in this marble are features that are common from the Borghini quarry. This marble can be used for kitchen countertops; however, it is important to remember that it is marble that can scratch easily or stain easily. Sealing the slabs and using a cutting board when suitable are strongly suggested. Due to the characteristics of the marble, the slabs are ‘book-matched’. This means that slab one and slab two will be sliced and polished to create an exact replica of one another. These are then kept in series, which provides a dependable pattern flow.

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