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Calacatta Gold marble has big open veins and milky white background. Veins of this material are an elegant gold gray. Recent demand for this marble from all over the World made supply very hard to come by. Consequently, prices increased dramatically. In particular, 3 cm slabs which are used for countertops became very expensive. One additional problem is that this material has huge variations in color and that made cutting this material thicker more risky.
You can use tiles for most bathroom floors and walls, as well as showers. For commercial applications, Calacatta Gold marble is used on lobby floors and bathroom walls. Bookmatch finish in slabs is one of the most widely used applications. Huge marble slabs are as big as. 12 ft by 6 ft are cut and then moved around to create matching veins.
The most common finish for Calacatta Gold Marble is polished. Although, recent trends made honed look well desired. New finishes such as textured or brushed finish are used in blocks with more color variation and unusual veins.
The best size for this material is slabs. However, Calacatta Gold marble slabs can be quite expensive, and matching tiles in 12x24 or mosaics can accomplish the same purpose with huge savings. http://www.stonetiledepot.com/calacatta-gold/
Tiles of this material must be well blended before installation. We recommend a dry lay at the job site so that more desirable pieces are matching your expectations. Besides, white thin-set is a must for this material as well as good waterproofing before installation.
Your marble floors should always be sealed. This is a natural marble with high degrees of variation. You should expect some variation.