If you’re thinking about a bathroom or kitchen renovation, one option you could consider is using marble for your countertops. However, marble can be expensive. This is where quartz steps in—in particular, Calacatta quartz. Calacatta quartz perfectly mimics the stunning material of Italian marble but with several extra benefits. Keep reading to find out more!


Calacatta quartz vs Calacatta marble

If you love the look of Calacatta marble but don’t fancy the maintenance and care that comes with it, Calacatta quartz might be the perfect pick for you! Unlike marble, quartz does not need to be sealed to protect the surface from stains, scratches, and bacteria. Because it is also an “engineered stone,” this makes it highly durable and stronger than any natural stone such as marble and even granite. Not to mention, quartz has a much lower price point than marble.


A quick rundown of the difference between quartz and marble:


  • Quartz costs less than marble
  • Marble needs to be resealed to stay protected from stains and scratches
  • Quartz is easy to clean and maintain, whereas marble needs special care and attention
  • Quartz is stronger and more durable than marble
  • Both have stunning and unique patterns that will create an eye-catching feature


You can purchase Calacatta quartz in a range of different styles, each mimicking the natural beauty of marble but also with its own unique patterning. This means that no one else will have the exact same countertop as you! 


Below, we have listed our top 3 picks for Calacatta quartz.


Calacatta Gold Superior

At the top of our list has to be Calacatta Gold Superior. Its stunning bright white background contrasts perfectly with the delicate gold veining that runs through the entire slab. This makes for a stand-out feature in any home, bringing an essence of elegance along with it. It will match perfectly with any style of kitchen, whether that be a traditional farmhouse or ultra-modern, and a multitude of cabinet colours will look stunning alongside it. If you’re looking for a beautiful white quartz countertop that looks as expensive and natural as marble, Calacatta Gold Superior quartz is perfect.

Calacatta Venato

Next on our list has to be Calacatta Venato. This stunning quartz mimics the look of natural marble with its subtle white background and intricate grey veining, giving it a naturally beautiful appearance. This quartz often gets mistaken for a natural stone due to its pattern and uniqueness. Although Calacatta Gold Superior quartz has the stand-out feature of beautiful gold veining, Calacatta Venato catches the eye due to its ability to look as though it isn’t man-made. 


Calacatta Borghini 

The final Calacatta quartz on our list has to be Calacatta Borghini. This is the perfect style for anyone who loves the looks of Calacatta Venato but wants a more subtle base colour. Calacatta Borghini has the same stunning grey veining but with a darker—slightly grey—background. The intricate veining that runs through the entirety of the slab runs on the thicker side in some parts, making it look almost identical to natural marble. 


Why choose Calacatta quartz?

Calacatta quartz is available in several different colours and styles with beautiful veining that ranges from gold to grey. Whether you want a bold, stand-out feature like gold veins or a subtle, more natural slab with intricate grey veining, Calacatta quartz has it all. You can achieve the same look and feel of beautiful natural marble but for a lower price point. It is also easy to maintain and resistant to staining. 


How Mo’s StoneX Can Help

Here at Mo’s StoneX, we are experts in all things quartz! We have an extensive range of quartz slabs to offer, including the beautiful Calacatta quartz range. We have over 10 years of experience manufacturing, supplying, templating, and installing all colours and types of luxury quartz worktops. So, if you’re looking for something as stunning as marble but want something stronger and more durable, contact our team today to discuss the quartz options that would best suit you!