Calacatta marble tends to be a little lighter in color than carrara marble.
Calacatta marble vs carrara marble.
Two of the main differences in carrara marble and calacatta marble is that the carrara marble is usually a muddy white base.
Prices before installation for carrara tend to sit in the 75 100 per square foot range on average while calacatta can be upwards for 250.
Carrara marble is often classified as much softer looking than calacatta because of its subtle light gray veining that can sometimes hue toward blue.
Calacatta is actually more rare than carrara.
In general carrara tends to be grayer with softer veining while calacatta is whiter with bolder more dramatic veining.
On the other hand calacatta marble tends to have a purer white background.
Calacatta has much larger and thicker grey veins than carrara and the white marble is more white.
The style of carrara marble tends to be more linear than calacatta.
The cost of carrara marble would range anywhere between 40 per square feet to 100 per square feet unfinished depending on the quality availability and graining.
There are additional subtle differences and once you know what to look for you should be able to distinguish between carrara and calacatta.
The lines or veins in the carrara tend to be straighter and thinner.
Calacatta marble is whiter as compared to carrara marble and is much rare in occurrence as opposed to the carrara marble.
Image courtesy of aria stone gallery.
Calacatta is less abundant than carrara and many perceive the whiter field to be more high end than the less dramatic carrara.
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There are some different versions of both calacatta and carrara marbles.
While each natural stone slab is unique calacatta marble is much more rare than your typical carrara.
Carrara marble right.
Calacatta is normally whiter than carrara.
White carrera tends to have softer veining while slabs of calacatta marble normally contains very sharp and thick veins.
Calacatta on the other hand has very bold veining with a crisp white background.
It s often characterized by soft feather grains that homeowners go crazy over.
Meaning the background color of the carrara marble tends to have a more grayish tone than white.
Calacatta marble costs more than carrara marble and starts at somewhere near 100 and may cost as high as 250 per square feet unfinished.
Aria stone gallery s calacatta vagli marble.