One of the big “pros” for quartz, also called engineered stone, is that this beautiful man-made material can be created to look like marble. Marble is typically softer than granite and can be more likely to etch or scratch, especially in a high traffic area like the kitchen. Unfortunately, most of the “marble lookalike” quartz patterns on the market tend to have a small repeating pattern that falls far from the long, meandering lines of a real Calacatta Marble or Statuario Marble. That’s why we are so excited about these two new quartz patters: Calacutta Extra Quartz and Statuario Quartz. Both are remarkably similar to the marbles which inspired them. When one of our wholesale suppliers first sent us these, we actually thought they were marble! If you are looking for that gorgeous marble look without any of the risk, these are two great options.
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