Calacatta Oro marble
Quarried in Italy, Calacatta Oro marble is a beautiful natural stone with distinctive veining and bright, shining gold colour. This cream-coloured marble bears the name "Calacatta Oro" because of its beautiful golden veins. Read More
Quarried in Italy, Calacatta Oro marble is a beautiful natural stone with distinctive veining and bright, shining gold colour. This cream-coloured marble bears the name “Calacatta Oro” because of its beautiful golden veins.
Calacatta Oro marble is renowned for its durability and resistance to staining and scratching. It is prevalent for its unique chromatic characteristics and the delicate touches of yellows and ambers covering its surface. The marble possesses a fundamental warm and welcoming tone. A matte satin finish with shaded gold veins against a white backdrop creates a luxurious aesthetic ideal for interior spaces that want to reflect individuality and elegance.
Due to the luxurious appearance of this marble, it is ideal for both flooring and walls in bathrooms and kitchens and interior applications in living rooms. As a result, this marble is prevalent in high-end residential and commercial projects for countertops, flooring, and wall cladding. In addition, it is a popular choice for crafting sculptures and other artistic pieces.
White and Gold Marble By Design
Calacatta Oro is the most sumptuous marble with golden veins and a dense and compact texture on the planet. We use it to create everything in architecture, from worktops to splashbacks, from walls to walls.
We offer this unique white, grey and gold natural stone worktop material in three finishes: polished, honed and leather. It is one of the most prevalent worktop materials globally due to its blend of refined looks, durability, and resistance to high temperatures.
Calacatta Oro History & Names
The name ‘Calacatta’ is believed to come from the word “Calcutta”, referring to the neo-classical Marble Palace in Kolkata, a district in West Bengal, India, from 1835. Since then, different quarries around the globe have marketed their white and grey stones with golden hints as ‘Calcuta’, ‘Calacata’, ‘Calacutta’, and similar terms, which are misspellings from the Indian Kolkata Marble palace name.
Reliable Palatial Worktops For Your Interior Space Applications
Calacatta marble countertops are a luxurious addition to any space, whether the kitchen, bathroom, living room or fireplaces. They have a sleek, polished surface that is perfect for prepping meals or entertaining guests. The Calacatta is easy to clean and maintain. And if you protect it from acidic substances, It will hold up perfectly over time, so you can enjoy the best of Italian stone for years to come.
Consider investing in a Calacatta marble worktop. This deluxe golden white marble will transform your space and take it to the next level.
Natural marble is a fantastic option for kitchen worktops, upstands, or walls in homes and businesses. It has remained the king of worktops for centuries thanks to the mix of eternal beauty, high performance and affordability it offers.
- Natural marble is UV suitable, making it a perfect outdoor worktop material.
- You can choose marble in various finishes: Polished, Leather, Honed, Bush-Hammered, Satinato, and more.
- Each slab of natural marble worktop is unique to you and your project. Nature does not create two identical marble slabs.
- Marble can withstand exceptionally high heat (up to 300 degrees Celsius) and offers excellent scratch and stain resistance performance.
- When you embark on a kitchen or bathroom renovation, you will most likely consider how the material would improve the appearance and functionality of your house. However, with marble, you can also consider how it can boost the property's value. Your home is a significant investment, and adding marble worktops can help increase its value in the future.
Calacatta Oro marble comprises raw minerals and is a 100% natural stone. Therefore, as with any natural product, its composition may differ slightly across blocks.
Calacatta Oro marble's technical features are the following (petrographical classification):
- Impact Resistance: 48 cm
- Wear out (friction): 9,96 mm
- Imbibition: 0,12 %
- Weight (volume: 2710 kg/m3
- Thermal expansion: 0,0080 mm/m°C
- Compression tensile strength: 1240 kg/cm2
As an organic material, marble's warranty comes from nature. And because marble is a natural product, it has inherent flaws and fractures that make it unique.
You can select from our Sensa, Naturamia, and Granith stone collections of branded natural materials if you prefer marble with a warranty. Our manufacturer's warranties for natural stone worktops range from 2 to 15 years.
Calacatta Oro marble belongs to our Price Group 4 (four), representing a high point.
The final price of a Calacatta Oro marble worktop depends on the size of the countertops you require, the location, and the accessibility of the property for its installation, dictating the number of installers your project may require.
Calacatta Oro marble is a sedimentary carbonate rock. It comprises calcite (CaCO3), or a mixture of dolomite (Ca, Mg) and calcite. Originally it was limestone which transformed into marble over time.
The limestone rocks become marble thanks to the natural processes affecting them over millennia. Moreover, the term 'marble' comes from the old Greek word "Marmaris," meaning "shiny stone", describing the metamorphosis from limestone to marble.
The endurance of a Calacatta Oro marble worktop is one of its best characteristics.
Avoid boiling pots on the countertop without a coaster to keep your Calacatta Oro marble kitchen worktops in good condition. Despite their resistance to high heat, it is best to keep minimum care to ensure a longer lifespan.
Seal your marble worktops every 18 to 24 months, depending on how much use you give to the surfaces.
Yes. Calacatta Oro marble is porous like any natural stone due to its surface's micro-permeable nature. When a stone is porous, it can absorb liquids through micropores and its interfacial texture. You can seal Calacatta Oro marble with an inexpensive stone sealant by spreading the transparent liquid over the surface and letting it rest for a minimum of 12 hours. Repeat this process every 18-24 months, depending on how much traffic your marble surface receives.
Yes. If the chip or scratch in your marble worktop is over 5 mm deep, this part of the worktop becomes more susceptible to discolouration. You can repair chips on marble worktops by applying colour-matched stone resin, restoring the non-porosity in this area. A professional worktop installer may also buff the top layer of the stone to remove superficial scratches, restoring the original shine of the marble's surface.
Calacatta Oro marble, also known as Calacatta Gold marble, is a natural stone from the Apuan Alps in the northern region of Carrara, Italy.
RETURNS AND SHIPPING POLICY RETURNS
Except for damaged surfaces, all sales are final. Please call 020 39760029 or email HELLO@WORKTOPLIBRARY.CO.UK for more information before mailing exchanges or purchasing return products installed in faulty or damaged condition.
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We process all orders within one business day. However, specific stones may have longer lead times due to high demand or special-order items from other countries.
DELIVERY & INSTALLATION COSTS
We compute delivery and installation costs at the time of purchase. Our team of professional stone fitters install all stone surfaces.
Installation and delivery charges vary depending on weight, site access, and delivery location from our workshop in West London, United Kingdom.
INSTALLATION & DELIVERY ADDRESSES
Stone worktop installation is available in London and up to 150 miles of surrounding areas. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our Worktop Library Service Team at (20) 39760029.