Calacatta Marble is distinctive with its thick, bold veining. Rather than the plentiful soft veins of a marble like Carrara, Calacatta’s hallmark is fewer but more dramatic and unstructured veins.
Overall the colour has a global appeal with designers and architects due to its soothing white background, veining, and colour tone. (The whiter the background, the more expensive and desirable these marbles get.)
The economy of Calacatta Marble’s veining is also suited to book-matched installations which is less effective with other marbles that may have so many fine veins that there is no distinctive pattern to manipulate into a design.