Adding a Calacatta Quartz Worktop to your Home4 min read

A Calacatta quartz is a popular choice for homeowners looking for a durable and stylish option for their homes, especially for the bathroom and kitchen. Just like the design of the famous Calacatta marble, but an engineered stone that is made by combing natural quartz with resins, pigments and other materials to create a hard, durable surface that is resistant to scratches, stains and heat. This type of quartz surface is a natural, marble-like appearance consisting of a white or off-white background with grey and white veins. However, unlike natural marble, Calacatta quartz is non-porous and does not require sealing, making it easier to maintain.

When choosing a Calcatta quartz worktop, it is important to select a reputable supplier and installer to ensure that the worktops are properly installed and sealed for long-lasting performance.

There are plenty of design options, Calacatta quartz worktops come in a variety of thicknesses, edge profiles and finishes. The edges can be profiled with straight or curved edges, and the surface can be finished with a matte, polished or honed finish depending on the desired look and feel.

The Popular Types Of Calacatta Quartz

There are several popular types of Calacatta quartz, here are some of our favourites.

  • Calacatta Gold Quartz – the natural elegance of marble is captured perfectly in this design with hints of gold.
  • Calacatta Borghini Quartz – a white quartz surface finished with soft and subtle grey veins that make pretty designs.
  • Calacatta Venato Quartz – this exquisite white quartz has a thick elegant grey vein that adorns the surface.
  • Calacatta Statuario Quartz – designed for modern living that features unique patterns of light grey strokes.

Each type of Calacatta quartz has its own unique characteristics and can create a different look and feel in a space. It’s important to consider the overall design aesthetic when selecting a Calacatta for your home, you want it to complement the style and colour scheme of your space.

Designing A Kitchen With Calacatta Quartz

Calacatta is a popular material for the kitchen, it adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to the space.

  • It can work as the centrepiece of your kitchen design. Choose a style and pattern that complements your kitchen cabinets, flooring and splashback. You can even use it as the splashback or on the kitchen island or peninsula.
  • Adding a Calacatta to the splashback can create a cohesive look.
  • Pair with neutral colours such as white, beige or grey.
  • Continue the marble style through the accessories.
  • Consider a waterfall edge on your worktops, either on one run of the kitchen cabinets or the kitchen island. This design element can also add visual interest and make a statement.

Designing A Bathroom With Calacatta Quartz

Calacatta is a popular material for a bathroom design, it adds a touch of elegance and luxury to the space.

  • Create a vanity top that will become a luxurious focal point. Choose a style and pattern that complements your bathroom fixtures and accessories.
  • Calacatta quartz slabs can be used for shower walls to create a cohesive look.
  • How about continuing the marble look through the accessories such as soap dispensers?
  • Surrounding the bathtub with Calacatta quartz, can provide the bathroom with a visual interest and make a statement.
  • Pair with neutral colours such as white, beige or grey.

Some examples of our work

Silestone Calacatta Gold, Hertford

Our client in Hertford wanted a worktop that was eye-catching and that would complement the different textures and metallics found in the kitchen design, the Silestone Calacatta Gold was chosen.

A stone full of blueish and grey veins with hints of golden shades works its way throughout the kitchen, where we fabricated a full-height splashback, a windowsill, drainer grooves, upstands and a cold shelf for the drinks cabinet.

Classic Quartz Stone Calacatta Gold, Hertfordshire

To give this bespoke kitchen a luxe look, we fabricated and installed a beautiful Calacatta Gold. The marble-style quartz consists of hints of gold and grey vein detailing that looks stunning sitting next to the white cabinetry and white-washed oak.

Special features include a radius edge on the island and a full-height splashback behind the hob.

Kitchen credit ❤️ @planetfurnitureltd

Photography credit 📸 @_wjphoto

CRL Stone Calacatta Dorado, Bedfordshire

Wanting the look and feel of natural marble but needing a hard-wearing surface, our client opted for the CRL Calacatta Dorado. The white quartz with thick grey veins creates a stunning contrast against the rich green cabinets.

The coffee station is completed with a full-height splashback.

Kitchen credit ❤️ @planetfurnitureltd

Photography credit 📸 @_wjphoto


Cawdor Stone Gallery are a division of the Cawdor Group, one of the UK’s leading natural stone providers. With over 30 years of experience, our highly qualified team have undertaken international projects of all sizes, providing high-quality materials and a comprehensive range of stone-related services to a range of projects. Contact us today for more info on our quartz worktops.