For untrained eyes, all white marble fromItalylooks the same. But there are differences. The most popular white marble variety inItalyis Carrara, Calacatta and Statuario. These three Italian marble can sometimes be similar to each other, but there are important differences in order to be able to choose the right one.
Carrara marble is grayish-white with less large veins and more fine, feathery veining that often appears to be linear.
Calacatta marble is more rare than Carrara and is more white than gray. It has dramatic veins that result in thick, predominant patterns. It often has undertones of brown and gold.
Statuario is the most precious marble variety found inItaly. It has distinctive veining that can range from gold to gray.
Since no two marble formations in the world are the same, all three of these marble types will also vary from slab to slab. The uniqueness of each slab is that it can make a specific project truly personal and reflect your personal style. So, what’s more important than deciding between Carrara, Calacatta, and Statuario is choosing the slab out of all three of these varieties that’s just right for your kitchen. Ask your marble provider for at least three samples of each in order to find the color, variation, and pattern combination that speaks to you the most.