Calacatta Quartz & Carrara Quartz for Gorgeous Kitchens

Calacatta quartz and Carrara quartz are among the most desirable countertop options today. Beautiful, durable, and easy to combine with any kitchen design, these countertop picks will stun anyone with their clean white shades and gorgeous veining. Perfect for kitchen countertops, backsplashes, and waterfall islands in both residential and commercial interiors, Calacatta stone and Carrara stone quartz are two options to choose from. Most importantly, whatever you choose between these two, you cannot go wrong!

Neutral but refined, simple, but stylish and elegant, these white quartz options are not only your possibilities but your opportunities for a more beautiful, more functional, and absolutely perfect kitchen that will cause delight and an uplifting feeling.

Read more to learn everything about white Calacatta and Carrara quartz you should know. Discover differences between them and make sure you find out how to make a distinction between the two. Also, get inspired by beautiful kitchen designs featuring Calatta quartz and Carrara quartz, and get ready for your kitchen remodel.

What is Calacatta Quartz

White Calacatta countertops feature thick, gorgeous, and extraordinary wide veining on bright, pristine white background. Their powerful, dramatic veining creates a luxurious feel easily in any kitchen. Calacatta slab pieces provide the natural look of real Calacatta marble countertops minus the usual issues with real marble slabs. This quartz ideal for kitchens is superior as it can create the look of a Calacatta ultra quartz kitchen, especially if the stone is used both on the countertops and backsplash. It makes very durable, stain-resistant and scratch-resistant, highly practical, and functional kitchen worktops.

Calacatta Quartz Colors

Calacatta Nuvo by Caesarstone

Caesarstone creates quartz countertops that perfectly mimic the look and feel of real marble countertops. Calacatta Nuvo is one of their Calacatta colors that presents an innovative interpretation of a genuine Calacatta marble countertop. Playfully cascading, wide, and above everything else, elegant gray veining looks magnificent on an opaque creamy white stone base. These Calacatta kitchen countertops are inspired by Italian marble and reinvented for an unforgettable improvement and upgrade. The Caesarstone white Calacatta features large veins with some natural variation between slabs. If you’re thinking about embellishing your kitchen with it, we encourage you to view actual full slabs firsthand at our slab yard in Wayne, NJ before we start fabrication. The natural variation between the slabs is small but still requires your attention.

Check out our Calacatta Nuvo Quartz offer to see what is possible to do with your budget and contact us today for a free estimate.

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Calacatta Countertops: Calacatta Nuvo by Caesarstone

Calacatta Classique by MSI Surfaces

Showstopping and unique looking, Calacatta Classique Quartz by MSI will take your breath away with its impressive through-body veins and clean, pristine white background. Luxurious and renowned as almost maintenance-free, Calacatta Classique easily enhances any interior with a touch of high-end luxury and indulgence. This white Calacatta quartz is convenient for residential and commercial kitchen and bath countertops, wall coverings, and flooring. It comes in slabs of 2com and 3 cm with a polished finish. These premium Calacatta-manufactured stone countertops are highly resistant to chipping and will never need sealing. They are simply created to last you a lifetime and will help you design Calacatta ultra quartz kitchen.

Check out Calacatta Classique Quartz by MSI Surfaces to inspect design options for your kitchen and contact us today for a free estimate.

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Calacatta stone countertops: Calacatta Classique by MSI Surfaces

Calacatta Trevi by MSI Surfaces

Highly sought after, these Calacatta quartz slabs are inspired by the lavish luxury of real Italian marble. Calacatta Trevi quartz represents the essence of marble-looking quartz countertop options with its warm, soft white background and subtle, refined veining. Being extremely hard and durable, easy for maintenance and caring, as of the most beautiful Calacatta colors, it is perfect for busy families who love to use their kitchen every day.

Calacatta quartz colors: Trevi
Calacatta colors: Trevi

Calacatta Ultra Quartz by MSI Surfaces

The Calacatta stone slab with the possibly purest background is Calacatta Ultra quartz by MSI Surfaces. Traced with delicate, soft linear veining, this Calacatta countertop awakens the classic beauty that never goes out of style. Even real Calacatta marble countertops cannot compare to this piece of wonder. Calacatta Ultra quartz is so easy to care for that you will enjoy every minute of working on it. It’s also durable and chip, stain, and heat resistant. Use Calacatta Ultra quartz as a material for kitchen countertops, waterfall islands, and backsplashes, ‘s pure white background is traced with subtle linear veins, evoking the classic beauty of natural marble. But with durable, easy-care quartz, you’ll be able to achieve the marble-look white quartz countertop, waterfall island, backsplash, and even flooring.

Explore White Quartz Countertops to see how they fit into your kitchen design.

Calacatta Quartz Kitchen: Ultra Quartz by MSI Surfaces
Calacatta Stone Kitchen: Ultra Quartz by MSI Surfaces

Calacatta Quartz Cost

You may wonder — is Calacatta engineered stone expensive?

The price of Calacatta stone colors differs depending on the thickness of the slab and the variety of quartz, as well as on the edge type you choose. In general, the Calacatta stone cost can go anywhere from $60 to $100 per square foot. Also, the cost may differ if you need more than one slab or you decide to bookmatch the slabs. The average cost without installation fees you will find in most quartz showrooms is about $75 per square foot, according to Home Advisor. Aqua Kitchen in Wayne NJ always has some Calacatta stone variety on special. For example, MSI Calacatta Classique with its clean whites and striking through-body veining is currently on sale in our slab yard, as well as Calacatta Borghini quartz.

To answer in short to your question — is Calacatta stone expensive — let us just say that it is not expensive, considering its superior quality, beauty, and versatility.

Is Calacatta Quartz Good Quality

Calacatta stone is one of the most durable countertop materials you’ll find. Extremely thick, stain-resistant, heat-resistant, and scratch-resistant and Calacatta color will meet your food prep needs. Whether you are an avid cook working on new recipes every day or a mom who takes care of her family and cooks all three meals a day, plus snacks for school, you’ll be more than happy with the Calacatta stone quality. This variety of countertops is especially convenient if you like to entertain in the kitchen because it offers many varieties of gorgeous, elegant veining that will embellish any kitchen space in a unique, and novel way. When it comes to care and maintenance, you’ll be also happy to hear that there is no easier stone material. Its hardness and durability certainly help with its resistance and ease of maintenance. All in all, you can rest assured that Calacatta fabricated stone provides unparalleled quality.

Which Calacatta Stone is Most Popular

There are many beautiful white Calacatta stone colors and it is very hard to pick the most popular ones. However, we can say, with certainty, that Calacatta Zion quartz, Calacatta Zara quartz, and Calacatta Zoya quartz are currently the most popular Calacatta stone colors in our quartz slab yard in Wayne, NJ. The beauty of their veining and the contrast it creates with the white background is the main reason why homeowners choose these options to upgrade their kitchens.

Calacatta Zion Quartz is a marble-like quartz color that features a bright, clean, and clear white base, along with dramatic, gray veining. This is one of those white Calacatta quartz colors that take your breath away with ease. It’s a variety of Calacatta marble lookalikes with faint but consistent gray veining that softens and fortifies unexpectedly. Below you can see the Calacatta Zion Quartz countertop on the kitchen island and perimeter cabinets paired with white shaker cabinets and marble backsplash. It is the project we have completed in Little Falls, New Jersey.

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Calacatta Zion Stone

Calacatta Zara Quartz is also one of the most popular quartz options and it has enchanted our customers from Flanders, New Jersey. Zara is a Calacatta marble-like countertop stone that has it all — soft and smooth, milky white background, dramatic and bold movement, and realistic gray veining. Below you can see Calacatta Zara quartz combined with stark white shaker cabinets, brick backsplash, and country-style sink.

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The most popular Calacatta stone slab colors: Calacatta Zara; photo credit: Megan McDonell

Calacatta Zoya Quartz is the perfect stone when you want to make a powerful statement with a stunning waterfall kitchen island. The strong, powerful marble design of this white Calacatta quartz is a star among other white quartz options and makes for a perfect Calacatta ultra quartz kitchen. The bold, tick, and wide gray veining flowing throughout the impeccable whites in the base of the stone creates a masterpiece that simply invites to be chosen and used with love and admiration. Below you can see the Calacatta Zoya quartz waterfall island in all its glory, in a project we have completed in Ringwood, NJ.

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Calacatta Zoya Quartz Waterfall Island

What is Carrara Quartz

Carrara quartz is a beautiful, luxurious, and lavish surface that offers all of the aesthetic upsides of Carrara marble, minus the drawbacks the natural option carries. Carrara quartz will last you a lifetime and keep its brand-new looks with a minimum of maintenance and care. Stain-resistant, scratch-resistant, heat-resistant, and very durable, Carrara quartz countertops will make you fall in love with their looks and the many practical advantages they offer.

There are many options for Carrara quartz countertops, but they all have something in common. The background of this man-made quartz is usually white or very light gray. Fine, delicate gray veins flow in a pattern throughout the stone base. The veining can be soft or a bit bolder and striking. Homeowners who love Carrara marble looks will love this option which can save them money, effort, and time. The manufacturing process of Carrara quartz countertops is so advanced that you couldn’t even tell the difference between real Carrara marble stone and manufactured Carrara quartz stone.

Carrara Quartz Colors

Cashmere Carrara Quartz by MSI Surfaces

Carrara marble quartz with a cashmere feel. This short description alone tells so much about the look and feel of this magnificent stone. Delicate, airy, and stunningly looking, Cashmere Carrara quartz provides a special touch of indulgence and high-end refinement to any kitchen. At the same time, this kitchen countertop material reduces the upkeep and saves your time. With a minimum of maintenance and care, you get a premium kitchen countertop surface that can serve you well for a lifetime. Extremely hard, durable, and non-porous, Cashmere Carrara quartz countertop material is also resistant to chipping, staining, and bacteria. Cashmere Carrara quartz features unique light veining with some natural variations. We advise you to view the full slab at our slab yard in Wayne, NJ prior to choosing and fabrication. Avoid choosing quartz countertop material from samples as they won’t show the unique veining in full.

Check out Cashmere Carrara Quartz by MSI Surfaces to see why they are considered one of the most attractive carrara quartz options and contact us today for a free estimate on these worktops.

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Carrara Quartz: Cashmere Carrara by MSI Surfaces

Carrara Marmi Quartz by MSI Surfaces

This option of marble-looking quartz by MSI Surfaces features a white or very light gray background with fine, delicate gray veins. The veining pattern is what really differs from Cashmere Carrara and Carrara Marmi slabs. Check out both options to see which one is the right one for you and your unique kitchen design.

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Carrara quartz countertops: Carrara Marmi by MSI Surfaces

Carrara Caldia Quartz by MSI Surfaces

If you’re looking for a subtle-looking but still highly elegant and stylishly refined, hard-working kitchen countertop material, take a look at Carrara Caldia quartz by MSI Surfaces. Its creamy gray background features smooth, graceful golden veining. A touch of gold introduces a one-of-a-kind feel of sophistication and tastefulness to your kitchen design. Highly versatile, Carrara Caldia marble-looking quartz works equally well in traditional and modern, contemporary kitchen settings.

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Carrara Marble Quartz: Carrara Caldia by MSI Surfaces

Carrara Grigio Quartz by MSI Surfaces

Quartz Calacatta brings versatility to your kitchen designs. Carrara Grigio Quartz by MSI Surfaces features thick but still delicate and soft gray veining. The background carries the unique look of a winter white shade. Its neutral appearance appeals to many homeowners and interior designers, inspiring them to create some of the most stunning kitchen settings. Calacatta Grigio quartz is easy to combine with other kitchen elements in all styles of decor — from classic ones to modern interiors. Its bold pattern creates a graceful and stylish impact in any kitchen space.

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Carrera White Quartz: Carrara Grigio by MSI Surfaces

Carrara Quartz Price

The price of Cashmere Carrara at Aqua Kitchen and Bath Design Center in Wayne, NJ is $55.00 for one slab only and may differ if you need more than one slab. Currently, we offer a discount on Carrara Quartz — $55 per square foot installed. Come by our quartz showroom and find the piece perfect for your kitchen.

Carrara quartz will significantly improve and class up your kitchen space. This means supercharging the aesthetic and monetary value of your kitchen, instantly. These slabs are usually available in 2 or 3-cm slab thicknesses and this influences the price.

At Aqua Kitchen and Bath we use sophisticated cabinet estimating software to make the pricing and ordering process a breeze for our customers.

Calacatta Quartz vs Carrara Quartz

Both Calacatta quartz and Carrara quartz are inspired by authentic natural marble stone look and feel. White, light gray, or light beige background marble, with darker veining, subtle or bold. These are the mutual characteristics of Carrara quartz countertops and Calacatta stone countertops. They feature such a classic and always highly desirable look. Different varieties are always welcome.

However, there are some differences.

Calacatta variety features bolder, more dramatic, wider, and darker veining. It’s perfect for homeowners who are looking for a powerful focal point in the kitchen.

Carrara quartz features gentler, subtler, very fine, and delicate veins that almost disappear into the background. Some describe Carrara quartz as almost blue-gray overall. When you put Carrara white quartz next to the Calacatta slab, you’ll notice that the veining in Carrara quartz is softer, grainier, and more one-dimensional than in Calacatta kitchen countertops.

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Calacatta vs Carrara

Calacatta Quartz Kitchen Designs

Transforming your kitchen with Calacatta stone countertops is easy. Not only that these quartz slabs will upgrade your kitchen with superior performance and incredible value. They will also reward you with a beautiful look and an incredible feel of classic working tops that you will enjoy using.

Take a look at these Calacatta engineered stone kitchen designs and get inspired for your own kitchen space transformation.

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Calacatta Kitchen Countertops. Design by Tatum Brown Custom Homes

The Vicostone Calacatta countertop looks amazing when paired with green subway backsplash tiles, light gray shaker cabinets, a stainless sink, and a polished nickel gooseneck faucet. A neutral palette that relaxes and motivates.

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Calacatta Stone Countertops Kitchen Remodel. Image source: Houzz

Calacatta Metro quartz countertops in a transitional kitchen remodel. They look amazing in combination with white/gray mosaic backsplash, off-white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances.

Calacatta Nuvo Quartz Countertops by Caesarstone
Calacatta Nuvo Quartz Countertops and Backsplash by Caesarstone. Image source: Houzz

A classic reinvented, Calacatta Nuvo works beautifully as countertop and backsplash material equally well. We love the incredible flow these wide, elegant, cascading veins create, upgrading the look of this transitional kitchen.

Calacatta Laza Quartz by MSI Surfaces
Calacatta Laza Quartz Countertop and Backsplash by MSI Surfaces

This is another gorgeous example of how stunning can Calacatta stone look on the backsplash and countertops.

Explore MSI Countertops, Caesarstone Colors, and Pental Quartz options to get your imagination going.

Carrara Quartz Kitchen Designs

This remarkable kitchen countertop is the answer if you want a range of white and gray shades with a mix of unique-looking subtle veining in natural variations. An interpretation of natural Carrara marble, Carrera quartz will take your breath away and you won’t even be able to notice the difference.

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Carrara Grigio Kitchen by MSI Surfaces

Classic kitchen design with white shaker cabinets and the wood island embellished with Carrara Grigio quartz.

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Carrara Quartz Kitchen Countertops Design. Image source: Houzz

A beautiful combination of classic white cabinets, traditional black hardware, gray glass tile, and white Carrara quartz kitchen countertops.

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Cashmere Carrara Quartz Countertops by Corian Design

Cashmere Carrara is a classic statement of luxury and refined style. Subtle and astute, its gentle creaminess contrasts its delicate, fading veining pattern.

FAQs and Answers That Will Help You Decide Between Calacatta and Carrara Stone

  • What is the difference between Calacatta and Carrara?

Calacatta engineered stone has more dramatic and thick veining, in colors that range from lighter gold to dark brown and dark gray. Carrara engineered stone has a softer, more elusive veining, perhaps and bit powdery, but all in all gentle. Calacatta stone features a bright white base which allows veining to contrast it and truly shine. It is a bit different from Carrara — its base is a soft white, almost blue-gray in some shades, which melts with veining. When it comes to quality, there is no difference — both Calacatta and Carrara quartz are high-quality, durable stones made to last a lifetime. Their quality and look can be further determined by slab thickness, edge profile, and finish applied.

  • What is more expensive, Carrara or Calacatta?

Calacatta is more expensive than Carrara because of its appearance. Thick, bold veins on a light base give a kitchen a unique flow that most homeowners prefer to a dreamy Carrara stone variety. Another reason why Calacatta is more expensive than Carrara is the high cost of additional time and effort to create veining. The molds also affect the higher cost of Calacatta stone. In the end, Calacatta features a more luxurious look and is suitable for high-end kitchens with a higher price tag.

  • How do Calacatta and Carrara Quartz differ in terms of maintenance and care?

There is no difference between Calacatta and Carrara Quartz in terms of maintenance and care. Use gentle dish soap, warm water, and a soft cotton cloth to clean your quartz countertop at least once a week. If you cook a lot, multiple times a day, this can be your regular everyday cleaning routine. If you’re not cooking that much, a simple wipe-down with a damp cloth can be enough for everyday cleaning. With both Calacatta and Carrara, you should be careful with liquids such as coffee, wine, tomato juice, and like, because they may leave a stain. If spillage happens, make sure to clean it as soon as possible, hopefully right away.

  • Which one is more resistant to scratches or stains, Calacatta or Carrara quartz?

All quartz stones, including Calacatta and Carrara quartz stones, are equal and the same in their resistance to catches and stains. So, there is no difference between Calacatta and Carrara when it comes to resistance to scratches and staining. Despite the fact that they don’t need sealing or any maintenance of the sort, both Calacatta and Carrara are resistant to scratches and stains but still are not completely impervious to extremely high heat, harsh chemicals, abrasives, or dyes. If you want to rank these two quartz options by their resistance to scratches and stains, you will need to rank them equally on this particular trait.

  • Which one is more durable, Carrara quartz or Calacatta?

Both Carrara quartz and Calacatta are made of the same material — engineered quartz, made by people for people. Engineered quartz is one of the toughest and most durable materials that you can find and use as a countertop material. Stain-resistant, scratch-resistant, and chip-resistant, both Carrara and Calacatta are tough countertop materials that don’t require sealing or any other additional maintenance. They are both made for lifetime usage in hardworking and high-traffic kitchens for maximum functionality and exceptional beauty.

Visit Aqua Kitchen and Bath Design Center for Affordable Prices on Calacatta Quartz and Carrara Quartz

Get beautiful, marble-like quartz countertops at an affordable price — Calacatta and Carrara Quartz in our quartz countertop showroom and slab yard. Stop by and pick the perfect slab for your kitchen remodel. If you’re a contractor, you will get an extra 10% off. You can also take a look at kitchen cabinets and choose the perfect combination for your new kitchen. Contact us today.

Don’t settle for less when choosing the perfect kitchen countertop. Get the perfect combination of durability, resilience, beauty, and functionality. Calacatta quartz countertops and Carrara quartz countertops will meet all your goals, wants, and needs. When it comes to the ideal worktop surface, these kitchen countertops are made to last and serve you perfectly for years to come.

For more information, before you make a decision, please learn more about how to choose the right kitchen countertop material, and about quartz that looks like marble. Explore our quartz countertops and MSI Countertops, and choose the right one from all the options available.