If there’s a kitchen remodeling trend right now, it has to be Italian white marble! You may have noticed that one of the most popular choices for backsplashes and countertops across the country is Italian white marble. But did you know that all classic white Italian marble comes from the same region in Carrara?
If not, here’s some very useful information from Cultivate.com about the popular Italian white marble for when you’re looking to add marble countertops to your beautiful New England kitchen.
The three main types of quarries in Carrara are Bianco Carrara, Statuary White and Calacata. Although each have their own special qualities, they each vary based on the background color and movement of the veins.
Bianco Carrara is often called “dirty white,” and looks light grey. Bianco Carrara has thin and linear dark grey veins and grey spots.
Statuary White is cool, bright white with small to medium thick grey veins.
Calacata is referred to as “warm white,” with thick to thin bands of light grey to beige and green veins.
Now that you know the basics of Italian white marble, here’s a couple of shopping tips to keep in mind. If you want the best Italian white marble, the whiter and cleaner the background and the more evenly distributed the veining, — the higher the price will be. Prices for the Italian white marble vary depending on the grade of the marble.
If you are ready to purchase some Italian white marble for your kitchen, make Klaff’s Home Design Store your first stop in South Norwalk, Westport, or Danbury, Connecticut; or Scarsdale, New York, in New England.