How to identify the different types of Calacatta Marble

Calacatta Marble Types: Borghini, Gold, Paonazzo, Vagli, Macchia Vecchia, Viola, Michelangelo


What are the main types of Calacatta Marble?

 Calacatta marble’s world is quite complicated as this quality comes from multiple quarries, all based in the area of Carrara, Italy. Every quality is extracted from different specific areas. We can distinguish these qualities in: Calacatta gold (very general label), Calacatta Paonazzo, Calacatta Borghini marble, Calacatta Bettogli, Calacatta Viola, Calacatta Macchia Vecchia, Calacatta Michelangelo, Calacatta Vagli Gold.

Calacatta marble, also known as Calacatta Marble Gold, stands out for its rarity and exclusivity. It falls into the range of the most expensive marble in the world; it’s a top-tier choice for interior design use due to its pure white base color and the captivating veins that swirl in shades of light grey, brown, gold, and sometimes even some rusty orange colored vein. This distinct combination makes Calacatta a valuable option for creating stunning kitchen countertops, captivating wall panels, breathtaking splashbacks, and luxurious bathrooms.

Top of a marble Quarry in Carrara Area, Italy.

When it comes to designing a project with Calacatta, there’s a trend that’s becoming very popular between interior designers: the bookmatch patterning. This method works by joining two or more marble slabs from the same block to create a beautiful mirrored vein matching pattern. It’s a game-changer in the world of interior design as it creates visually stunning shapes on walls, floors and also countertops.

Getting deeper into the various types of Calacatta marble, here below will follow a detailed distinction between them:


Calacatta Borghini Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

It’s one of the King among Calacatta varieties, Borghini features a stunning clean white background color, It is characterized by bold, deep gray veining with occasional delicate gray feathered lines and hints of gold. This combination of colors creates a luxurious and unique appearance, making it a preferred choice for high-end interior design projects. Calacatta Borghini’s price ranges between $100 up to $300 per square foot or Euro 750 up to Euro 2000 per square meter. The price depends on factors such as quality, natural imperfections in the slab, dimension, thickness, and surface finish.

Calacatta Borghini Marble Slab 2cm polished 3/4inch

Calacatta Gold Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

The label ‘’Calacatta Gold’’ is a bit tricky as it can be used for many varieties of Calacatta Gold – This is more used as a commercial name rather than a specific type. It includes much marble under the Calacatta category that features honey-grey or gold-toned veins. Quarries like Borghini, Bettogli, or Vagli often produce these varieties. Calacatta gold marble price in slabs can be affected by multiple factors but on average it can go from $150 up to $350 per square foot or Euro 850 up to Euro 2200 per square meter.

Calacatta Gold Extra marble slab 2cm polished 3/4inch
close up of calacatta Gold marble slab

Calacatta Vagli & Vagli Gold Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

The Vagli marble is Known for its busy intricate vein patterns that play with hues of gray or even brass-like gold, its striking aesthetics make it ideal for interior design objects like dining tables, coffee tables, and kitchen countertops. The base is milky white like most of the Calacatta varieties, when veining is honey gold the block is marked as Vagli Gold which is the most famous quality extracted from this quarry. Calacatta Vagli marble price in slabs can be affected by multiple factors but on average it can go from $80 up to $200 per square foot or Euro 650 up to Euro 1800 per square meter.

Calacatta Vagli Gold Marble Slab polished 2cm (3/4inch) thick

Calacatta Bettogli Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

Together with Borghini’s quality, this is the real king in the Calacatta realm. Calacatta Bettogli is usually slightly cleaner than Borghini showing less dramatic vein patterns and less rusty gold veining across the surface of the slab, Calacatta Bettogli predominantly displays a pure white base color with thick grey veins named by Italian quarry men as ‘’bastoni’’. Being Calacatta Bettogli marble, basically the most exclusive Calacatta, its price can change based on multiple factors: on average it can vary from $150 up to $300 per square foot or Euro 850 up to Euro 2000 per square meter. If you are looking to achieve the highest-end kitchen countertops, islands or walls & floors, Bettogli quality is your best bet.

Calacatta Bettogli Marble Slab 2cm polished (3/4inch) thick
Close up of Calacatta Bettogli marble slab

Calacatta Paonazzo Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

Renowned for its elegant and unique characteristics, Calacatta Paonazzo features a pure white base with bold and dramatic vein patterns that often exhibit straighter lines/veins compared to other variations of Calacatta marble. What sets Calacatta Paonazzo apart is its striking vein colors, which can vary from light to dark black, along with flashes of red and rusty gold. These vibrant and pronounced veins create a captivating contrast against the white-colored base, making Calacatta Paonazzo a sought-after choice for high-end interior design projects. Calacatta Paonazzo marble price varies based on multiple factors: on average it starts from $80 up to $200 per square foot or Euro 650 up to Euro 1500 per square meter.

Calacatta Paonazzo marble slab 2cm polished (3/4inch)

Calacatta Macchia Vecchia Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

This marble holds unique characteristics that set it apart within the range of Calacatta varieties. Known for its scarcity and beautiful appearance, Calacatta Macchia Vecchia shares some similarities with Calacatta Paonazzo but distinguishes itself with more pronounced and vibrant red and gold veining across its slab/block surface. Calacatta Macchia Vecchia’s strong and vivid veins stand out in contrast with the pure white base, creating an eye-catching and luxurious aesthetic. Interior designers often choose this marble due to the uniqueness of colored veining its surface shows, that’s why it is used in many applications like kitchen countertops, bathrooms, walls & floors. Its price is slightly higher than Paonazzo and it varies from $100 up to $250 per square foot or Euro 750 up to Euro 1600 per square meter.


Calacatta Viola Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

This marble is mainly extracted from ‘’Vagli quarry’’ and it’s characterized by brilliant and eye-catching reddish veins against a clean white background. This particular type of Calacatta marble has intense and busy veins that resemble the rich tones found in red wine, hence the name “Viola,” which means purple in Italian. The bold contrast between the strong purple tones and the pure white base gives Calacatta Viola a luxurious and distinctive look. Typically available in slab form, Calacatta Viola is sought after for its ability to make a bold statement in interior design applications like kitchen countertops, dining or coffee tables, bathrooms, walls & floors. Calacatta Viola’s price range is between $100 up to $200 per square foot or Euro 750 up to Euro 1400 per square meter.

Calacatta Viola marble slabs 2cm polished (3/4inch)
Calacatta Viola close up of marble slab

Calacatta Michelangelo Marble: Slab Characteristics and price

This marble gained prominence and its name from the renowned artist Michelangelo, who used similar marble for his iconic sculptures. This marble diverges from all the other Calacatta varieties in its appearance. Calacatta Michelangelo typically displays subtle grey veins to no veins at all that blend into the white base color. The veining is usually much less visible compared to other Calacatta marbles, giving it an elegant and refined look. Despite its softer vein patterns, Calacatta Michelangelo maintains a sense of sophistication and timeless beauty. It is used for various interior design applications, including kitchen countertops, wall cladding, floors and bathrooms. Calacatta MIchelangelo price range between $100 up to $300 per square foot or Euro 750 up to Euro 1900 per square meter.

Calacatta/Statuario Michelangelo Marble slabs 2cm 3/4inch

Given its limited availability, Calacatta marble is a rare jewel, and each mined block has unique features (not 2 blocks are the same, never), ensuring each piece is characterized by its own set of colors and vein patterns. Despite occasional natural imperfections like open veins or tears, modern techniques like resin treatment maintain the integrity of the block first and the slabs too. However, finding a slab without imperfections may come at a premium price.


Generally speaking of price, Calacatta or Calacatta gold slabs come with a high price, especially those with clean colorations and veining, and free from natural imperfections like yellow marks or rusty veins. Factors like veining patterns, quarry origins, thickness, and your supplier location, contribute to affecting the final price.
In conclusion, whether it’s the stunning Calacatta Borghini or the elegant Calacatta Viola that captured your heart, these marbles are sure to make a great piece of statement wherever they are used.


What is Arabescato Marble?

Arabescato Marble Slabs characteristics & Kitchen Countertops Applications


What are the types of Arabescato Marble? Is Arabescato Used for Countertops?

Arabescato Marble is exclusively quarried from the Carrara region in Italy, is a highly sought-after type of white marble well known for its rarity and elegance. Arabescato marble is characterized by a soft white background color with distinctive, bold gray veining that creates a stunning visual effect, some slab batches feature round clouds like veins shapes and some other slab batches show more straight linear and busy veining. The quarry location of extraction makes the difference.

Arabescato Vagli Marble slab 2cm (3/4inch) thick polished

Its unique combination of a beautiful white base and striking, disperse gray veins has established Arabescato marble as a popular choice for creating rare pieces in interior design. From kitchen countertops to wall & floor panels, splashbacks, bathroom surfaces and dining table, Arabescato Marble adds a touch of sophistication and luxury to all types of spaces. Similar to Calacatta Marble, Arabescato is often used in stunning bookmatched applications, allowing for the creation of diverse and captivating patterns and shapes. Quarries like Corchia and Vagli are prominent sources of Arabescato, while lesser-known quarries such as Faniello, Cervaiole, and Arni also produce high-quality options, albeit with their unique characteristics.

Arabescato Vagli Marble Slab close up

What is Arabescato Corchia marble?

It is the most sought-after quality between interior designers and the reason is simple: this marble is very white with a dramatic rounded shaped (bees nest type) very dark veining. Arabescato corchia marble Slabs may bring some yellow marks. We would like to point out that yellow marks are very common in the white marbles from the carrara region and part of the beauty of the stone, this doesn’t have to be seen as a defect but as part of the beauty of the nature of this stunning white italian marble.

Arabescato Corchia Marble Slab 2cm (3/4inch) thick

What is Arabescato Corchia marble used for?

Blocks are mainly cut into 20mm (3/4”) thick Arabescato corchia marble slabs and polished finish, average size is pretty big around 3m x 1.6m. it’s mainly used for interior decoration as kitchen countertop or island and bathrooms due to its stunning visual aesthetics characteristics when used in interior design. There is some minor production of Arabescato corchia marble tiles in 10mm thickness, price is convenient as unshaped blocks are used as they can be used creating waste without cutting it into slabs. Tiles Formats are fixed, mainly in 600 x 600mm or 600 x 300mm or 300 x 300mm (12” x 12” – 24” x 24”). Usually as per standard a slight bevel is done all around the tiles.

Arabescato Marble bathroom made from cut to size first grade 2cm (3/4inch) thick slabs

What’s Arabescato Corchia Marble price?

Arabescato Corchia marble Price is generally higher than its brother Arabescato Vagli which we are going to talk about below. Price depends on slabs’ natural defects, how white is the background color, dimensions of the slab, and thickness. However, the cost range goes between a minimum of euro 360 x square meter up to 900, or $60 up to $150 per square foot. This price consider the material only, if you want a more complete price for a finished cut to size product like a dining table or kitchen countertop you should contact your local fabricator


What is Arabescato Vagli Marble?

Arabescato Vagli marble the less sought than Arabescato corchia quality but still an amazing choice between interior designers and the reason is simple this marble shows a very white base color (less than corchia) with busy thin veining across the surface of the slab, vein color tends to be greyish and not as black/dark gray as corchia. Arabescato Vagli marble Slabs are more compact than corchia quality with slightly less natural defects like tears and open veins, it is more common to see Arabescato Vagli slabs not resined treated at all because the block are usually very healthy. it may bring some yellow marks and rusty red veins, but it is still an amazing material.

Arabescato Vagli Marble slab 2cm (3/4inch) polished

What is Arabescato Vagli Marble used for?

Arabescato Vagli marble Blocks are mainly cut into 20mm thick slabs and polished finish, average size is big as the quarry levels are pretty high, the average slab has a size of around 3-2.9m x 1.6-1.8m. it’s mainly used for interior design applications such as kitchen countertops, island and bathrooms walls & floors.Arabescato Vagli can also be cut into thin tiles 10mm (3/8”) thickness, price is very convenient as the production is carried out by unshaped blocks which are used for this type of production only as they couldn’t be shaped into slabs, the various sizes are fixed mainly in 600 x 600mm or 600 x 300mm or 300 x 300mm.

Kitchen countertops and island in Arabescato Vagli Marble slab 2cm (3/4inch) polished

What is Arabescato Marble price?

Arabescato Vagli marble slab Price is slightly lower than its brother Arabescato corchia. Price varies based on slabs’ natural defects like tears, yellow marks presence and the level of white color in the slab base, dimensions of the slab, thickness. Slab cost can start at Euro 320 up to 820 per square meter or $60 up to $150 per square foot. For finished product price such as kitchen countertops, island and bathroom walls & floors you should get in touch with your local fabricator.


Calacatta Borghini Marble Slabs & Countertops

Calacatta Borghini Marble: Slabs, Countertops & wall applications


Is Calacatta Borghini real Marble?

Yes, Calacatta Borghini is a highly renowned type of marble. It’s considered one of the finest and most popular varieties within the Calacatta marble (or Calacatta Gold Marble) family. It stands out for its luxurious look, Calacatta Borghini marble is extracted from quarries in the Carrara region of Italy, an area known for its white marble mining. Calacatta Borghini marble is characterized by a clean white background and thick, wide gray veining, often accompanied by reddish lines and gold highlights.

Calacatta borghini Marble Slab 2cm (3/4inch) thick polished

Its elegant and striking aesthetics, coupled with its scarcity and limited availability, contribute to its position of prestige in the world of interior design and luxury architecture. Due to its unique aesthetic and natural white base, Calacatta Borghini is commonly used for kitchen countertops, wall cladding, flooring, and many interior design applications in residential and commercial environments.

Calacatta Borghini Marble slab close up

What is Calacatta Borghini Marble used for?

Calacatta Borghini marble, famous for its rare surface appearance and uniqueness, is highly wanted by high-end interior designers around the world. Its distinctive surface featuring gold and gray veinings on a milky white base, makes it an ideal stone for various applications:

Calacatta Borghini Marble Dry laid of kitchen countertops before cut outs
Calacatta Borghini Bar countertops bookmatch dry lay

Due to its rarity and limited production, Calacatta Borghini marble (can also be named as Calacatta Gold Marble) is a great option for those seeking to create spaces with an exclusive and luxurious ambiance.


How much does Calacatta Borghini Marble cost?

There are two different types of costs that you would need to consider: the material cost and the cut-to-size finished product cost. The cost of a Calacatta Borghini marble slab is affected by many factors, including quality, size, thickness, and supplier location. Given its market scarcity and top quality, it’s considered one of the most expensive marbles in the world.

Calacatta Borghini Extra Marble Slab 2cm (3/4inch) polished

On average, a Calacatta Borghini marble slab can cost anywhere from $80 to $250 per square foot or an Italian ex-factory price of Euro 850 up to 1900 per square meter. However, prices can change significantly if the veining patterns are particularly beautiful, the purity of the white base, slab dimensions, and market demand. Bigger or thicker slabs, as well as those with exceptional veining and fewer natural imperfections, are usually sold for higher prices.

Close up of Calacatta Borghini Marble Slabs 2cm (3/4inch) polished finish

For the finished product ex. kitchen countertops, you should contact your local fabricator and provide information about what you have to achieve in terms of sizes, cutouts, edge finishing and other requirements you may have.


Lemurian Blue Granite Slabs & Countertops

Lemurian Blue Granite: From Slabs to Kitchen Countertops


Is Lemurian Blue Granite or Labradorite?

Lemurian Blue is typically granite. There might be some confusion in the naming here. Labradorite and Lemurian Blue are generally different materials with distinctive origins and properties.

Labradorite is a general indication for the mineral itself popular for its iridescent play of colors, often seen in tones of blue, green, yellow, and orange. It’s found in multiple areas worldwide, including Canada, Finland, Madagascar, and other areas that have significant deposits.

Lemurian Blue Labradorite stunning slab 2cm (3/4inch) polished

Lemurian Blue, on the other hand, refers to a type of granite mainly extracted in Brazil and Madagascar. This granite exhibits pearly blue hues and intricate patterns, making it an stunning option for Kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities or walls & floors applications.

Lemurian Blue labradorite close up of extra quality slab

The two stones, Labradorite and Lemurian Blue granite, are different in composition, origin, and usage, even if they share the blue shiny hues in its surface. Labradorite is mostly a mineral used for design objects and jewelry, while Lemurian Blue granite is a natural stone primarily used in applications like countertops, bathrooms, dining tables and other design uses.


Is Lemurian Blue Granite suitable for interior applications?

Yes, Lemurian Blue granite is suitable for a vast range of interior applications thanks to its compactness and astonishing beauty. Its unique blue tones, striking patterns, and polished surface finish make it a trendy choice for numerous design elements within interior areas. Some common interior applications include:

Stunning Lemurian Blue Labradorite slab 2cm (3/4inch) thick polished
  • Flooring: It can be used as cut to size floors & walls applications in living areas, hallways, or entrance foyers, offering both durability and visual beauty to these spaces.
  • Wall Cladding: This granite is often employed as big size wall panels or fireplace surrounds, providing a unique centerpiece within a room.
  • Decorative items: Lemurian Blue granite can be cut into interior design objects like dining or coffee tabletops, shelves, or other custom items to add a fancy touch to interiors.
Oval Shape dining table in Labradorite Lemurian Blue made by 2cm (3/4inch) slab

Due to its natural hard and compact surface it is resistant to scratches and heat, Lemurian Blue granite is an ideal stone for interior applications, especially in areas that are subject to heavy use and require a lush aesthetic at the same time. However, like all natural materials, proper sealing and maintenance are necessary to preserve its beauty and durability in interior spaces.


What is Lemurian Blue Granite slab cost?

The cost of Lemurian Blue Granite slabs can differ based on several elements including quality, sourcing location, size, thickness, and your supplier location. Given its rarity and blue shiny appearance, Lemurian Blue Granite is considered an exclusive variety and it is generally sold at higher prices.

On average, Lemurian Blue Granite slabs can fluctuate from approximately $50 to $150 per square foot or Euro 450 up to 1300 per square meter. However, prices can range significantly depending on factors such as the quality of the stone and the blue tones presence in the slab surface, dimension of the slab, the appeal of its veining, and your chosen supplier’s pricing structure. Larger slabs or those exceptionally beautiful due to color base or unique veining and fewer imperfections often bring the higher end of this price range.

Stunning Lemurian Blue Labradorite slab 2cm (3/4inch) thick polished

If you are looking for a finished product pricing such as kitchen countertops, you should contact your local fabricator and provide information like sizes, cut outs, edge polishing so to get a more accurate pricing that can significantly differ from the material only price.


Azul Bahia Granite Slabs & Countertops

Azul Bahia Granite: Slab Characteristics & Kitchen Countertops


Is Azul Bahia Granite or Quartzite?

Azul Bahia is marked as a type of granite rather than quartzite. It’s a natural stone exclusively quarried in Brazil and more specifically in the Bahia region, popular for its stunning blue hues, intricate veins, and its hard surface. While quartzite and granite are both natural materials, they differ in their mineral compositions and distinctive properties. Azul Bahia is categorized  as granite due to its configuration and origin formation, these characteristics make it ideal for multiple interior and exterior design applications such as kitchen countertops, bathrooms vanities, walls & floors and bookmatch applications.

Azul Bahia Granite block ready to be cut in Gangsaw Machine

 While there might be important variations in composition and features among different batches of slabs or quarries, Azul Bahia is generally classified and used as a granite within the whole stone industry. Its appearance and great compactness make it a great choice for creating incredible point of attention in any residential and commercial environments, adding a taste of luxury and sophistication to various design projects like kitchens and bathrooms.

Stunning Azul Bahia granite slabs 2cm (3/4inch) thick polished

What is Azul Bahia Granite used for?

Azul Bahia granite, loved for its beautiful blue tones and unique veins pattern, is used in numerous interior and exterior design applications due to its hard surface and beautiful visual appearance. Some typical uses include:

  • Countertops: It’s a great option for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities, adding a sophisticated and luxurious touch to these spaces. Azul Bahia granite is not just a visually stunning and durable option for countertops, it’s also versatile and gives additional value to every property where it’s installed.
Azul Bahia Granite slab 2cm thick (3/4inch) polished
Egg shape Azul Bahia Dining table in 2cm (3/4inch) thick polished
  • Exterior Applications: Due to its durability and hardness It can also be used for outdoor applications like facades or wall claddings creating unique landscapes.

In conclusion, Azul Bahia granite’s adaptability and solidity make it suitable for numerous design elements, both indoors and outdoors, creating stunning high end spaces around the world.


How much does Azul Bahia Granite cost?

The cost of Azul Bahia Granite can fluctuate a lot depending on several aspects, including quality of the slab or beauty of colors, slab dimension (usually above 3m in length is more expensive), thickness (the thicker the higher price), and supplier location. Azul Bahia is famous for being a highly luxurious and unique type of granite, which often matches in its price range.

On average, Azul Bahia Granite’s price can vary from approximately $200 to $300 per square foot for a slab or Euro 650 up to Euro 1600 per square meter. However, prices can range based on factors such as the quality of the stone, size of the slab, rarity of its veins and color, and what price the supplier wants to sell the slab for. Big size slabs or those with beautiful veining and fewer natural imperfections such as brown or dark marks, often end up to be the higher end of this price range.

Azul Bahia Granite light colored slab 2cm (3/4inch) polished

If you are looking for the finished product price such as kitchen countertop or dining table top, we recommend you to get in contact with your local fabricator and provide all the necessary information like size of tops, cut outs needed, edge profile


Cristallo Quartzite Slabs & Backlit Applications

Cristallo Quartzite: From Slabs to Backlit Applications


Is Cristallo Quartzite or Granite?

Cristallo is generally classified as a type of quartzite rather than granite. Quartzite is a natural stone created from limestone subjected to high temperature and compression, resulting in a very compact and solid material with a grainy texture. Cristallo quartzite is characterized by translucent qualities, a crystalline surface all across the slab, and a variety of colors including white, gray, beige, and sometimes some natural marks or stripes of dark and green.

Cristallo quartzite is a beautiful natural stone known for its compactness and durability due to the way it formed explained above. What sets Cristallo apart is its transparent surface quality and crystalline appearance which make it ideal for backlit walls & floors or luxury countertop applications.

Cristallo Quartzite Extra Slabs 2cm polished (3/4inch)

Cristallo is frequently used by interior designers all over the world in the most luxurious commercial and private project applications. It’s highly required for kitchen countertops, flooring, wall cladding, and other design objects like dining or coffee tables becoming the visual centerpiece of any environment where it is installed.

Close up of Cristallo Slab backlit

What is Cristallo Quartzite used for?

Cristallo quartzite is a very hard and compact material, making it a unique choice for multiple interior applications. Some frequent uses of Cristallo quartzite in interior design include:

  • Countertops: It’s a great option for kitchen countertops and bathroom tops or walls due to its durability, resistance to scratching, and luxury surface look.
Cristallo Extra Kitchen countertop Normal and Backlit, produced by cutting 2cm thick (3/4inch) slabs
  • Flooring: it can be used in both residential and commercial areas, Cristallo quartzite can create unique flooring designs that are ideal for high-traffic spaces thanks to its hardness and natural features.
  • Wall Cladding: As wall panels, especially when used for backlit applications it adds luxury and elegance to any interior environment, becoming the main feature of the overall aesthetic of the space.
Cristallo Quartzite Gold same slab on the left normal and on the right backlit with sunlight
  • Backsplashes: When installed in kitchens or bathrooms, Cristallo quartzite is a great choice as its durability and beautiful appearance make it a stunning material for backsplashes.
  • Design objects: when the slab is cut to size into dining or coffee tabletops, fireplace surrounds, or bespoke pieces, it adds an elegant taste as a design element within the interiors.

Cristallo quartzite’s unique beauty, compactness, and resistance to heat and scratching make it a top option for interior applications, adding both versatility and luxury to any space.


How much does Cristallo Quartzite cost?

The cost of a Cristallo Quartzite slab can widely change based on multiple factors including quality of the slab, sourcing location, slab dimension, thickness, and supplier cost structure. As a unique and rare natural stone, Cristallo Quartzite tends to have higher prices than most other natural stones.

On average, Cristallo Quartzite slab’s price can vary from approximately $150 to $250 per square foot or Euro 750 up to Euro 1700 per square meter for the material only. However, prices can change a lot depending on aspects such as the quality of the stone and the presence of natural imperfections in its surface like black and brown marks, the dimensions of the slab if above 3 meters in length and 1.8 meters in height, the rarity of its patterns and crystals, and the supplier’s policy price. Bigger slabs or those with exceptional crystals and lesser imperfections often end up at the higher end of this price range.

Cristallo Quartzite Extra Quality slab 2cm thick polished (3/4inch)

In conclusion, It’s important to note that the prices mentioned above are rough estimates and can significantly vary based on market demand, the geographical location of the supplier, stock availability, and specific characteristics of the slab batch you are after.

To get accurate cost, especially considering you would need a finished cut-to-size product rather than the slabs, we recommend you get in contact with a local fabricator providing details like sizes of your floor or countertops, edge polishing to be carried out, cutout information like the number of tap/socket/hob/sink.


Avocatus Quartzite Slabs & Countertops

Avocatus Quartzite: From Slabs to Kitchen Countertops


Is Avocatus Quartzite or Marble?

Avocatus is generally marked as a kind of quartzite rather than marble. Avocatus is a natural stone created from sedimentary rock exposed to high heat and compression load, resulting in a very hard and solid material. Avocatus quartzite often shows a green-colored base with a range of random colors, including white, black, and brown marks.

Marble, on the other hand, is a type of limestone predominantly made of calcium carbonate. It typically appears to have busy veining and a wider multitude of colors compared to quartzite.

Brazil, specifically, is the area renowned for its Avocatus quartzite quarries. The Bahia region in Brazil, especially, is famous for having rich reserves of quartzite, contributing to the availability of rare quartzite varieties like Avocatus.

Avocatus Quartzite Extra Slab 2cm polished (3/4inch)

Quarrying production activities aim to extract and process quartzite blocks, which are then cut into slabs and shipped worldwide to be used for many interior and exterior design applications. 

Avocatus quartzite’s durability, anti-scratching properties, and unique green-colored background with tone variations make it an amazing choice for a lot of interior and exterior design applications, particularly in high-use areas where a combination of durability and beauty want to be achieved.


What is Avocatus Quartzite used for?

Avocatus quartzite is recommended for a wide range of interior applications due to its durability and rare visual appearance. Here are some recommended uses for Avocatus quartzite:

  • Kitchen Countertops: Avocatus quartzite is an excellent choice for kitchen countertops thanks to its unique properties like durability, scratch resistance, and its unique appeal. It works great with the adversities of daily use in the kitchen.
  • Bathroom Vanities: Its surface deals in a great way with humid environments and its durability makes it a stunning choice for bathroom vanities, providing both versatility and a modern look.
Avocatus Quartzite Bathroom Application vanity countertop + walls cladding
  • Flooring: Avocatus quartzite’s compactness and solidity make it ideal for high-traffic areas. It is an excellent option for flooring in private homes or commercial buildings.
  • Wall Cladding: As a central point, Avocatus quartzite can be installed for wall cladding, adding elegance and visual focus to any interior area.
  • Backsplashes: thanks to its resistance to high temperature and humidity, it’s a practical and luxury option for kitchen or bathroom backsplashes.
  • Decorative objects: Whether in the shape of dining or coffee tabletops, fireplace surrounds, or design pieces, Avocatus quartzite adds a taste of modernity and uniqueness as design elements within interiors.
Avocatus Quartzite Bathroom Bookmatch wall coverings

When installing Avocatus in your private or commercial space, proper sealing and maintenance is a must to ensure its surface shines and preserves its beauty, especially in high-use areas like countertops and flooring. Consulting with design professionals or your local fabricator can help you to make the best decisions about its applications and care routines based on specific project needs.


How much does Avocatus Quartzite cost?

The cost of Avocatus Quartzite slab can vary based on several aspects including quality, sourcing location, slab dimension, thickness if more than 2cm (3/4 inch), and supplier pricing policy. In general, the price of Avocatus is quite high within the natural stone materials available in the market. It falls within the high-end materials category due to its rarity, unique characteristics, and durability. Compared to other quartzites or natural stones, Avocatus Quartzite generally finds a higher price tag.

Factors such as its limited availability, unique color variations, compactness, and hard resistance to scratching surfaces make the difference in terms of price point. Its rare aesthetics and versatility for multiple interior uses make it an appealing but more expensive option compared to some other natural stones.

Avocatus Quartzite Slab 2cm polished (3/4inch)

On average, Avocatus Quartzite can vary from approximately $150 to $250 per square foot or Euro 750 up to Euro 1500 per square meter for the material in slab only. However, as explained above, the prices can fluctuate based on several factors such as the quality of the stone like how vivid the green base color is, the dimension of the slab, the uniqueness of its color and veins, and the supplier’s pricing structure. Larger slabs or a more green color background and fewer imperfections often fall towards the higher end of this price range.

To get an accurate quotation you should contact your local supplier and ask for the material only price and also the price inclusive of the finished product you are looking for which can be a kitchen countertop, dining table or wall & floor applications.