Is All Calacatta Marble the Same?

Is All Calacatta Marble the Same?

If you’ve been searching for natural stone products to use in your upcoming project or renovation, then you would have most definitely come across Calacatta marble at some point. Calacatta marble is regarded as one of the finest marble variants out there. In fact, this high-end natural stone is widely sought after due to its scarcity, along with its unique, luxurious visual appeal. Of course, you may have come across multiple types of Calacatta marble, and instinctively assumed that they’re all the same type of stone. However, this is far from the case. Let’s take a look at the difference between each type of Calacatta marble: Calacatta Oro Calacatta Oro is characterised by its large, grey or honey coloured veining … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Marble Countertop Etching

How to Prevent Marble Countertop Etching

Marble countertops are a stunning addition to any home, boasting a unique and timeless natural beauty that no other material can compete with. However, you have to be aware marble is a much softer stone in comparison to other natural stone materials. Specifically, it is a calcite-based stone, much like limestone and travertine. Because of this, marble can be more prone to staining and etching; the number one enemy when it comes to preserving the looks of your benchtops over the years.  Of course, marble benchtops are not a cheap investment. So, it makes sense that you’d want to keep them looking their best in your kitchen or bathroom, for as long as you possibly can. But if you’re hoping … Continue reading

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Stone Splashback Ideas for Kitchen

4 Stone Splashback Ideas for Your Kitchen

When it comes to designing or renovating your kitchen, there are a few important elements that you have to consider. Good quality appliances, benchtops and cupboards are all essential criteria of a fantastic kitchen area, although another thing to consider is your splashbacks. Your splashbacks are what’s going to protect your kitchen walls from all the oil, pasta sauce, curry, and all other liquids that could get splashed whilst you’re cooking up a storm on the stove. For that reason, it’s important to invest in good quality splashbacks. Luckily, our stone products at Aurora Stone are ideal for such an application.  Let’s take a look at some of the best stone splashback ideas for splashbacks:  Granite Splashbacks The kitchen is … Continue reading

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