Calacatta quartz is a man-made material offered by manufacturers of stone with aims of satisfying the market demand for materials that look like the Italian Calacatta marble. Calacatta quartz is different to the natural marble in that is made with a mix of pure quartz crystals crushed and blended with additives and resins that provide the thick grey veins and golden hints on some of its variations.
Calacatta quartz has become one of the most popular product for interiors as it is adaptable to applications in kitchen worktops, vanity tops, floor tiles and wall splashbacks. Calacatta quartz is non-porous which helps in avoiding the harbouring of bacteria whilst offering very easy daily maintenance with no more needed other than soapy water and a kitchen cloth.
There are many different varieties of Calacatta quartz, ranging in slab sizes, prices, finishes and thicknesses, making the choice of product almost endless and suitable for any type of property and design schemes.
Looking for the correct type of Calacatta quartz for a project can become daunting due to the excess of information and choice in the marketplace, which can often lead to confusion for the potential users of the material. We recommend contacting an experienced stone supplier that offers consultation services so they can recommend the right type of Calacatta quartz for your project prior to making a purchase.
When it comes to choosing Calacatta quartz, one of the main things to keep in mind is to choose not only the colour and shade that matches your design but to ensure the quartz selected comes from a reliable source. As the prices for Calacatta quartz raise from brand to brand, it is indicative of not only a more natural looking stone but also of the fact that the materials will be available and that a post-sales service and teams are ready to assist in case of any eventualities when is chosen from one of the leading brands. With Calacatta quartz it is also advisable to check the dimensions of the slabs by the chosen brand against those of your project as less waste will in turn mean more value for your investment.
We have put together a list of some of the Calacatta quartz available in the UK marketplace in 2018:
Silestone offers many varieties of Calacatta quartz, with the most popular ‘Eternal Calacatta Gold‘, displaying thick veins and a delicate white background. It is available in slabs with dimensions 3250x1590mm, thicknesses in 12mm 20mm and 30mm and finishes in Polished and Suede.
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Bianco Calacatta is a 2018 addition to the Eternal Quartz Collection by Silestone, offering a Calacatta quartz stone with a pure white backdrop and the classic thick grey veins scattered on its surface. It is also available in slabs with dimensions 3250x1590mm, thicknesses in 12mm 20mm and 30mm and finishes in Polished and Suede.
Unique Calacatta quartz is one the first versions of Calacatta quartz, created by the Spanish manufacturer Compac, The Surfaces Company. Unique Calacatta quartz comes in Giant slabs with dimensions 3300x1630mm and thicknesses in 20mm and 30mm. It also comes in both Polished and Glace (matt) finishes. Compac Unique Calacatta is probably one of the closest materials available when it comes to the realistic looks of Calacatta marble.
Caesarstone was the first quartz manufacturer to introduce Calacatta quartz surface into the market and yet one of the best looking Calacatta marble surfaces that require very little maintenance.
Calacatta Nuvo comes in standard slabs with dimensions 3060x1440mm and a Jumbo Slab with dimensions 3330x1660mm which will cover the largest kitchen islands without the need of joints or seams. It is available in both polished and honed finishes.
Classic Calacatta offers a more subtle vein than Eternal Calacatta Gold and makes its way to the UK, offering a sophisticated surface with classic grey veins on a delicate looking material. Ideal for traditional settings, Silestone Classic Calacatta is available in slab formats with dimensions 3250x1590mm and thicknesses in 12mm 20mm & 30mm with finishes in both Polished and mattt Suede.
Calacatta Toscane by Unistone who offers an Asian quartz stone with the impeccable looks of Calacatta Tuscany, brings finish options in Polished, Velluto (matt) and Letano (textured satin) making their product go a long way in terms of their offer for different type of interiors. Unistone Calacatta Toscane is available in thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm and slab format with dimensions 3050x1400mm which makes it ideal for smaller kitchens and bathrooms that require value to their investment.
Cimstone is a quartz manufacturer from Turkey who has been trading during the last decade in the UK with a good rate of success by offering products that are competitively priced yet practical in areas and interior applications in kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms. Cimstone Calacatta Venato is a new addition for the 2018 Collection and offers a white background stone with thick veins in greyish-golden tones that bring a touch of luxury to your designs. Calacatta Venato by Cimstone comes in a polished finish, thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm and a slab format with dimensions of 3100x1600mm highly adaptable to both modern and traditional interiors.
Quartzforms is an Italian manufacturer of composite materials that produces their quartz materials with German technology. Soul Calacatta brings a white background stone with the classic veins of marble for interior decoration. Quartzforms Soul Calacatta is made out of 92% pure quartz crystals and other resins and raw minerals that result in a non-porous material highly adaptable in kitchens and bathrooms. Soul Calacatta is available in thicknesses of 20mm and 30mm with a polished finish on slabs with dimensions 3200x1640mm which covers an area of 5.25 square meters.
Classic Quartz is a fairly new brand in the UK which offers a selection of quartz stones from Asian and India with aims of bringing affordable stone products to any type of interior. Classic Quartz Calacatta Milan is available in slab format with dimensions 3050x1600mm and thicknesses in 20mm and 30mm. It is also available in book matched designs which allow the creation of original patterns in walls, floors and worktops.
10. Classic Quartz Calacatta M01
Calacatta M01 by Classic Quartz offers a variation to the Marble Collection of the popular stone distributor, with a product that offers a white background stone with a thicker vein than the ones seen on Calacatta Milan which result in a more opulent look for interiors that require that focal factor. Calacatta M01 quartz comes in a longer 3200mm slab and width of 1600mm which allows for larger panels and kitchen island without any seams.
Calacatta Lusso is another option by Classic Quartz for Calacatta looking surfaces, this time with a material with a whiter backdrop than the versions M01 and Calacatta Milan, providing brilliance and spacial awareness to any interior in which it is installed. Classic Quartz Stone Calacatta Lusso is available in slab format of 3050x1600mm and thicknesses in 20mm and 30mm which make it versatile and usable for practically any type of interior application.
Stone Italiana is a Verona based Company that has been producing composite surfaces since 1979. It is a family run business that takes exceptional care and attention in the way their surfaces are produced and they have an unmatchable drive to create new and distinctive materials. Calacatta Oro by Stone Italiana brings a pure white surface with exclusive grey veins with tints of gold and black offering a luxurious surface finish to counters, walls and floors.
Calacatta is another version of the popular natural marble by the Italian producer with a drive for continuous research and development of new quartz and marble surfaces to the market. The Calacatta quartz version by Stone Italiana offers an opaque white stone surface and thick veining in light grey with touches in darker grey that achieve subtle elegance in any area.