Calacatta Capella

Stone Type:
Marble

Size/Thickness:
3/4” (2cm slab)

Origin:
Italy

Finish:
Polished

Calacatta Capella is quarried from a bedrock quarry in the Apuan Mountain range next to Carrara, Italy where several different quarries of Calacatta marble exist. The Capella comes from a block that runs along an open fault in the quarry. Moisture and oxygen were able to penetrate into the stone to oxidize the iron over millions of years. This is what gives this marble the rusty, gold veins. Although white marble can scratch, etch or stain when it is installed in a kitchen, if you are willing to keep it sealed and understand the recommended maintenance, it will be a beautiful addition to any home. It is a common characteristic for this stone to have voids in the raw material. Before it reaches the polishing stages, these voids are filled with a polyester resin. Depending on how deep the void is, the resin may shrink as it dries, leaving the surface of the filled area slightly lower than the rest. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the stone. Due to the qualities of the stone, the slabs are book-matched; meaning slab one and slab two will be cut and polished to create a mirror image of each other. These are then kept in sequence, which allows for a consistent flow in pattern. As a natural stone product it is recommended that it be sealed to extend its longevity.

Commercial & Residential
Interior
Floor & Wall
Backsplashes
Countertops
Fireplaces
Tub Surrounds & Showers
Vanities

Product Details

Stone Type:
Marble

Size/Thickness:
3/4” (2cm slab)

Origin:
Italy

Finish:
Polished

Product Information

Calacatta Capella is quarried from a bedrock quarry in the Apuan Mountain range next to Carrara, Italy where several different quarries of Calacatta marble exist. The Capella comes from a block that runs along an open fault in the quarry. Moisture and oxygen were able to penetrate into the stone to oxidize the iron over millions of years. This is what gives this marble the rusty, gold veins. Although white marble can scratch, etch or stain when it is installed in a kitchen, if you are willing to keep it sealed and understand the recommended maintenance, it will be a beautiful addition to any home. It is a common characteristic for this stone to have voids in the raw material. Before it reaches the polishing stages, these voids are filled with a polyester resin. Depending on how deep the void is, the resin may shrink as it dries, leaving the surface of the filled area slightly lower than the rest. This does not affect the durability, maintenance or beauty of the stone. Due to the qualities of the stone, the slabs are book-matched; meaning slab one and slab two will be cut and polished to create a mirror image of each other. These are then kept in sequence, which allows for a consistent flow in pattern. As a natural stone product it is recommended that it be sealed to extend its longevity.

Recommended Uses

Commercial & Residential
Interior
Floor & Wall
Backsplashes
Countertops
Fireplaces
Tub Surrounds & Showers
Vanities