The Simplistic Beauty of Turkish Carrara

December 04, 2014

While “Carrara” usually refers to a specific variety of white marble quarried in Italy, the term is often extended to similar white marbles that are found relatively nearby. Turkish Carrara offers a similar look to the Italian variety, with the same visual purity that’s just as striking.

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Five Dreamy Kitchen Islands

April 29, 2014

Are you dreaming of the islands? Warm sand, or maybe shades of azure as far as the eye can see? Sure, the beach is beautiful and palm trees are pleasing. But I’m talking about the kind of island you can enjoy every day, year-round right in your kitchen!

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Tile Style

March 25, 2014

Natural stone tile is an incredibly versatile and popular choice for surfacing these days. From kitchen floors, backsplashes, and shower walls in the home to bathrooms, lobbies and restaurants in commercial locations, natural stone tile offers a way to uniquely express a distinctive personality or theme. We’re often asked: “What’s in style with tile?” So, here’s a summary of the latest trends we’re seeing at Marble and Granite, Inc.  

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Marble & Granite Tiles: Make A Statement With Large-Format

August 16, 2012

Natural stone tiles have been used on floors for centuries. Natural stone brings the texture and colors of nature to our homes and adds a quality and warmth unmatched by any other surface. 

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Several Types of Calacatta for Marble Countertops

April 24, 2012

White on the Kitchen Countertop

If like most of you have been looking to renovate your kitchen, you will no doubt have found quite a range in material and pricing. Marble will have come to mind and just when you thought it was a clear choice, you just couldn't decide what color or shading you wanted to have. Have you noticed just how white marble looks just right on your kitchen counter top? White though feared for its obvious extra effort required to maintain and keep clean, provides an elegant look and feel that you just can’t pass up. So what choices do you have when it comes to white marble?

Among the choices in white marble you have Bianco Statuario, Calacatta, Bianco Carrara, Imperial Danby White, and others. The difference here will be in the veining. Different types will have either different color veins and a distinct distribution. A major market favorite is Calacatta, it is characterized by elegant and delicate grey veining. Compared to other types in the market, there are several types. Calacatta is the most exclusive and has more pronounced veining. Other similar colors are Imperial Danby white is recognized by its soft gray and gold veins. Its veins are also lighter. Statuario with a very white background. Carrara provides a white background and a subtle gray. 

Why would you choose Calacatta you ask, the reasons will vary depending on what tickles your fancy and what your pocket has to say about it. The gray on white on these tiles help to ease up on the all white without ever compromising on the overall white feel. So, are you going to keep chickening out or are you going to take elegance a bit further and choose this beautiful piece? 

Here you can compare different types of Calacatta:

Calacatta Bluette resized 600

Calacatta Bluette

Calacatta Carrara resized 600

Calacatta Carrara

Calacatta Gold resized 600

Calacatta Gold

Calacatta Ondulato resized 600

Calacatta Ondulato

Calacatta Original resized 600

Calacatta Original

Whether you are a home owner looking to renovate your kitchen, a dealer, architect, designer or shop owner, a strong source of information is essential. provides the market with the relevant information and support when it comes to stone products. If you are looking for kitchen countertop products say marble, quartz, granite or ceramic slabs, you will find it here. The support team is here to ease your search and project along.

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