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Calacatta Quartz Countertops (Design Guide)

Welcome to our gallery of beautiful Calacatta quartz countertops, including popular types for your sophisticated kitchen designs.
Kitchen with calacatta countertops, island, white cabinets and gold pendant lights

Calacatta quartz countertops are beautiful, unique pieces of stone that will add a magnificent look to a kitchen, bathroom or any bar imaginable. Below is information on the colors, prices and types of Calacatta quartz countertops that are commonly available.

What is Calacatta Quartz?

Transitional kitchen with calacatta quartz countertop, white subway tile and porcelain tile floorsCalacatta Quartz is an extremely durable piece of quartz. These pieces of quartzite are thick, natural, and a great statement of strength. Calacatta Quartz is used a lot due to its stain and scratch-resistant qualities, making it suitable for various environments.

The quartz has these qualities because it is extremely hard and durable, and easy for maintenance and caring. This gives the opportunity to use this material in a plethora of places, including bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, etc.

Calacatta quartz typically has distinct veining that makes it a unique and practical piece. Calacatta is a white piece of quartz and it has a blue gray veining color. Some types have varying hues and tints to the white, as well as incorporating some more brown gray versus the cooler, traditional blue gray veining.

The patterns of the veins also vary from type to type, even from piece to piece, as they are all used to create unique pieces of quartz. These features often resemble that of an expensive marble in appearance, but are still a quartz material.

Calacatta Quartz Slab

Kitchen with calacatta quartz slab countertopUsing a single slab for Calacatta quartz countertops is one of the best choices because of the unique qualities of this style of quartz. With the different veining in each slab, it is harder to cohesively get them to flow when they are in multiple slabs.

If you just get one oversized piece of Calacatta quartz and cut it to take make it the shape you desire, you will get a much cleaner look. A local countertop company can offer guidance on the best approach to achieve this.

Most Calacatta Quartz slabs are available in both 2 cm and 3 cm slabs as well as some prefabricated options for design and installation flexibility. The thickness can vary based on the place you get the stones, and it can change the pricing for it as well.

What color is Calacatta quartz?

Calacatta quartz is a clean, bright white and features some gray blue toned veining. The veining is commonly thick and dramatic. Some certain kinds of Calacatta have extra colors thrown in such as golds and browns. See the pictures below for popular variations of the Calacatta quartz.

Calacatta Quartz Price

Kitchen with calacatta quartz countertop and backsplash with light gray cabinetsCalacatta quartz typically runs about $60 to $100 per square foot. Based on the thickness and type that price could vary. Each type of Calacatta quartz is unique which can drive the price up, especially if you have a specific look in mind.

Getting them in larger pieces can also be difficult (and therefore pricier) so sometimes buying in tiles instead of slabs can be a money saver.

Calacatta Quartz in itself is on the pricier side of the spectrum itself though, so it may be more worth it to dive headfirst and get the full slabs to really make an impression with the space it will be used in.

When thinking about the price of the materials also remember that there needs to be extra money planned for an installation (more expensive based on difficulty level), and any cuts that need to be made into the slab.

How much is a slab of Calacatta quartz?

U shaped kitchen with calacatta quartz countertop white cabinetsOne standard slab of Calacatta Quartz is typically about $70 to $100 including the installation charge. This can vary by size, shape, location and sellers.

In some cases, one can also need more than one slab for a construction project, which can obviously add to the cost, often doubling, since it is purchasing an additional slab.

These projects can range from installing granite or concrete countertops on a island along with the quartz slabs to add contrast to the design.

Popular Types of Calacatta Quartz

While Calacatta is a type of quartz itself, there are also subcategories of types of Calacatta quartz, with slight differences in color and veining. These stylish options can be used for various project types, such as enhancing the walls or surfaces of a given space.

Between patterns, small shade differences and the amount of translucence to each piece, there are a ton of selections so each design can have the perfect Calacatta quartz pieces. The wide variety of options available allows homeowners and construction services to find the right fit for any job.

Some of the most popular types of Calacatta quartz are listed and described below.

Calacatta Gold Quartz

Contemporary kitchen with calacatta gold countertops, white cabinets and pendant lightsCalacatta gold quartz has a bright white background, with a starkly contrasting dramatic gray veining pattern, with one dramatic difference.

The difference between basic Calacatta quartz and Calacatta gold quartz is the addition of gold veining mixed in with the grays on the white background. This creates a unique piece as well as a major focal point in the room.

Calacatta gold quartz screams luxury and elegance, allowing nothing else to top it.- interior designer Savannah.

With the additional color though, it does make the style choices and coordination a bit more limited than the typical quartz types.

Calacatta White Quartz

Modern kitchen with white calacatta quartz countertop, backsplash and white cabinetsCalacatta white quartz is a stunning piece of stone with a bright white background and a striking wide vein pattern that gives the countertop a luxurious feel.

This quartz, as many of the other types do, offers the natural look of Calacatta marble, but with none of the drawbacks that come with marble worktops.

Calacatta quartz is a very durable work surface that is both stain and scratch resistant making it as functional as it is beautiful.

Calacatta Laza Quartz

Kitchen with calacatta laza quartz countertops and distressed wood islandCalacatta Laza Quartz countertops include dramatic, realistic brown veining pattern floating in the milky white background of the stone. This is a natural look resembling marble. Calacatta Laza quartz is great in both modern and classic settings.

Calacatta Classique Quartz

Kitchen with calacatta classique quartz countertopsThe Calacatta Classique quartz incorporates a bright, clean white background with a light but striking gray veining. This type of quartz comes in slabs of 2 cm and 3 cm and has a polished finish to it.

This gives it a maintenance free quality as well as a luxurious and high end appearance. Luckily the look is timeless as it is a material that could last a lifetime.

Calacatta Venice Quartz

Calacatta venice quartz countertop kitchenCalacatta Venice Quartz countertops have a warmer white background giving a softer feel to the countertops. The veining mimics that of Italian marble with a subtle, but thicker pattern. This combination keeps the counters neutral while still being a luxurious focal point of any kitchen.

Calacatta Botanica Quartz

Kitchen with calacatta botanica quartz countertopsCalacatta Botanica quartz includes a softer white background with a light gray veining. This simplicity offers an elegant appearance that can be used in a wide variety of design styles and color trends. From modern sleek to a timeless Italian marble Calacatta Botanica quartz is great for any aesthetic desired.

Calacatta Nuvo Quartz

Kitchen with calacatta nuvo quartz countertopsCalacatta Nuvo Quartz countertops are made to mimic the natural Calacatta marble pieces. They may include wide, elegant gray veins floating in the milky white background of the stone. 

Similar to marble, these Calacatta Nuvo quartz slabs have a variation with each piece, making them unique in every aspect. When working with a construction services company, be sure to discuss the best option for your specific project and home design.

Bianco Calacatta Quartz

Kitchen with bianco calacatta quartz countertopsBianco Calacatta Quartz features a milky white background with a thick, warm, light brown veining with darker brown outlines. The soft, approachable feel to this countertop give a timeless look to the entire space it encompasses.

With the appearance of marble but the qualities of quartz, the Bianco Calacatta quartz is an excellent choice for those seeking an extremely hard and durable, yet easy-to-maintain material. Be sure to consult with contractors and utilize the right tools during installation to ensure the best results.

Calacatta Classic Quartz

Kitchen with calacatta classic quartz countertopsCalacatta Classic Quartz is and elegant yet subtle type of Calacatta quartz. It has uniform gray veins in the neutral white background with a sort of translucent look to it, nothing too dramatic.

The Classic Calacatta resembles nature and doesn’t call too much unneeded attention to itself. This offers a timeless look that can fit in with most styles, making it a versatile option.

Calacatta Leon Quartz

Traditional kitchen with calacatta leon quartz countertops two tone cabinetsCalacatta Leon quartz has a soft light white background, with a starkly contrasting dramatic gray veining pattern, directly screaming the marble look. With the appearance of marble but the qualities of quartz, the Calacatta Leon quartz is extremely hard and durable, and easy for maintenance and caring.

This gives the opportunity to use this material in a plethora of places, including bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, etc.

Calacatta Verona Quartz

Kitchen with calacatta verona quartz countertops white cabinets pendant lightsCalacatta Verona Quartz features a soft white background and subtle veins, similar to a lot of the other types described here. Calacatta Verona Quartz offers the beauty of a marble look with the Stain-, germ-, and heat-resistant qualities of a fantastic quartz countertop.

Calacatta Vicenza Quartz

Kitchen with calacatta vincenza quartz countertopsCalacatta Vicenza quartz has a light white background, with extremely subtle light gray veining, almost looking more like fleck veins in the surface.

Calacatta Vicenza is typically available in both 2 cm and 3 cm slabs as well as some prefabricated options for design and installation flexibility. Calacatta is great for a variety of style ranging from traditional to modern.

Calacatta Ultra Quartz

Kitchen with calacatta ultra quartz countertopsCalacatta ultra quartz has one of the purest of white backgrounds of all the Calacatta types. Calacatta Ultra has a delicate, soft linear veining, that is absolutely timeless. This type of Calacatta gives marble a run for its money, especially due to its durability, and chip, stain, and heat resistance.

Calacatta Trevi Quartz

Transitional kitchen with calacatta trevi quartz countertops

Calacatta Trevi quartz slabs are inspired by real Italian marble. Calacatta Trevi quartz has a warm, soft white structure and subtle, refined veining. As quartz is, the Calacatta Trevi quartz is extremely hard and durable, and easy for maintenance and caring.

Calacatta Roma Quartz

Kitchen with calacatta roma countertops and peninsulaCalacatta Roma quartz originates from quarries in Italy, Germany and Portugal. It has characteristic of a white background with light gray striations and veining throughout. It is frequently used for kitchen countertops and is not recommended for use on fireplaces.

Choosing the right quartz for your project should involve discussions with your design team and contractors, as well as considering factors like the wall color and overall style of the room to make the right choice for your space.

For another related picture gallery visit our guide to Cambria quartz countertops.


Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

I have bright white cabinets and am looking for a white quartz with gray veining. I liked the Roma, but when I put the cabinet door against it--it was not even close to the white in my cabinet. Im afraid its going to look really awful. any recommendations? Also doing a waterfall edge on a peninsula


Tuesday 15th of March 2022

What colors are in Calacatta Freedom Quartz?

Michael Conway

Tuesday 2nd of November 2021

I am looking for a white quartz with dark black veins. Can you give me a suggestion?

Michael Goodloe

Wednesday 9th of February 2022

Take a look at METRO QUARTZ’S Unique Calacatta Black - it’s white with bold black veining.