Calacatta Oro marble is a crème de la crème, in terms of natural beauty. Available only in one quarry in the whole planet; located in Carrara, Italy, Calacatta Oro marble is a rare and unique natural occurrence.
Its purest white background lacks other mineral combinations; its thick and bold grey and golden veins are in high demand whilst production of the material is limited and undergoes seasonal adjustments which often reflects on it price.
Calacatta Oro marble was originally used by Michelangelo in the 1500’s and has since become a preferred stone for architects and interior designers since its beautiful veins can be handled in different ways, achieving different design goals and aesthetics.
It can be applied on floors, walls, worktops and the result is always fantastic with a classic, luxurious yet modern look through its white and golden shades and colours.
Each Calacatta Oro marble slab brings a far-reaching effect in all spaces, whether internal or external. Available in polished, honed, flamed, bush hammered and others.
Marble is a rock that has been formed over millions of years with different minerals that have metamorphosed from Limestone to become a unique natural stone with durable characteristics and a luxurious appeal.
Marble has been formed from sedimentary rocks that have suffered a natural crystallization of the original minerals, resulting in interlocking stone rocks that vary in appearance according to the different minerals that compose it; which can be silica, sand, clay and iron oxides among others. These natural impurities allow for an endless variation of stone types which have made marble the most famous natural stone in the world.
Marble has been used since ancient times in the construction of monuments (Taj Mahal in India, Marble Arch in London, etc), statues (David by Michelangelo and paving amongst establishments of kings and emperors.
More recently and with the advance of new technology and quarrying systems, marble has become more affordable and is present in the most beautiful homes as well as in hotels, restaurants and other spaces that dazzle onlookers.
Marble has also gained popularity due to its luxurious appeal, timeless looks, durability and value it provides to any property in which it is applied.
Marble is a 100% natural product that varies in size, pattern and dimensions; making each piece unique. Slabs dimensions vary from block to block and cover an approximate area of 5.5m2.
Marble comes in standard thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm but can be sourced in thicker sheets and block formats.
Features and benefits of marble:
|Thicknesses||20mm, 30mm, 40mm|
|Finishes||Flamed, Honed, Leather, Polished, Satinato|
|Suitable for||Exteriors, Interiors|