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GOLD! Calacatta Gold That Is!

Emily Hendrickson - Interior Designer

Emily Hendrickson
Interior Design Specialist
Writer & Editor

The ever-popular Calacatta Gold Silestone option keeps its status. People are even using it for flooring, walls, and facades.

This option for Silestone quartz countertops is an elegant and subtle take on the popular Calacatta marble. Silestone just does it better. Calacatta has been used throughout history in older buildings like castles and cathedrals, and it was popular because Calacatta tends to be whiter than most marbles and with thicker veins with a range of colors, so many thought it to be a luxury.

The Silestone Calcatta Gold stands out from old-fashioned marble because it is uniform and has an almost translucent appearance.

Have a looks at the latest examples of Calacatta Gold in use…

Silestone Calacatta Gold Slab (Hi-res)

Silestone Calacatta Gold Slab

Collection: Eternal Series

Finish: Available in Polished or Suede

Indoor & Outdoor: Indoor Only

Applications: Countertop, Flooring, Table, Wall

Durability: Heavy Duty

Environmental Benefits: Low Emitting

Certificates & Standards: Greenguard Gold, LGA QualiTest GmbH, NSF/ANSI 51

LEED: May Contribute Toward LEED Credits

Flammability: EN 13501-1 Fire Reaction A2fl,s1 / A2,s2,d0

Abrasion / Wear Resistance: EN-14617-4 Resistance to Abrasion 30 A4 mm

Slip Resistance: EN-14231 Polish Wet: 5. Dry: 37; EN-14231 Suede Wet 10, Dry: 40

Water Absorption: EN-14617-1 0.05% W4

Impact Resistance: EN-14617-9 Resistance to Impact moew than or equal to 14.8 cm/J

Flexural Strength: EN-14617-2 Flexural Strength 78.5 F4 Mpa

Calacatta Gold Silestone

Calacatta Gold Options

Cost of Calacatta Gold (Price)

What makes one color more expensive than another? The production cost and the manufacturer’s ability to obtain the desired color from raw materials. A good indicator is granulometry. The more discreet the grain (more uniform and smooth), the more resin content it contains and, therefore, the more expensive it is to produce.

Silestone Quartz Price Cost

Slabs for Calacatta Gold

There are 2 size options for Silestone Slabs:

Standard is 55 inches by 120 inches
Jumbo Slab is 63 inches by 128 inches

There are 3 thickness options for Silestone Quartz Slabs:

1.2 cm | 2.0 cm | 3.0 cm

The thicker the material you select, the more resistant it is to flexion and impacts.

Silestone Quartz Slabs

Edges Options for Calacatta Gold


Silestone Edge - Bullnose

A completely rounded finish that maintains the surface’s thickness throughout your Silestone quartz kitchen countertop.

Basic Eased

Silestone Edge - Basic Eased

This edge type appears square with a slightly eased top edge while maintaining the countertop’s thickness.

Straight Beveled

Silestone Edge - Straight Beveled

Similar to the basic ease, this edge maintains the surface thickness and appears square with a slanted top edge.


Silestone Edge - Demi-Bullnose

An edge that is rounded along the top and flattens at the bottom for a straight edge while maintaining a consistent thickness. Also know as half-bullnose.


Silestone Edge - Ogee

This more traditional style of edge features a concave arch that transitions into a convex arch for your kitchen quartz countertop.


Silestone Edge - Mitered

Similar to the basic ease, this edge maintains the surface thickness and appears square with a slanted top edge.

Calacatta Gold Silestone

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Silestone Quartz Warranty

Cosentino guarantees the registered owner of installed Silestone against any manufacturing defects for 25 years from date of purchase!

Silestone Warranty - 10 Year Commercial Warranty

Cosentino guarantees that the Silestone material will be free from manufacturing defect for 10 years from the date of installation.

Calacatta Gold Performance

Stain Resistance

Calacatta Gold is highly resistant to stains from coffee, wine, olive oil, make-up and many other everyday products when properly maintained. The Silestone coefficient of porosity is practically null and much lower than that of granite or marble. It is also more stain resistant than acrylics and laminates. However, be careful not to leave on liquids, such as, tea, coffee or red wine on the surface for more than 24 hours. Reason being, if liquids like these are exposed to the surface for such a long time this may penetrate the material, and may require a billable service call request. Remember that Silestone is stain resistant, not stain proof.

Silestone is not affected by common kitchen acids like lemon juice, tomato juice or vinegar (food acid). Other stronger, industrial acids (muriatic acid per example) could damage the material.

Silestone does not need any water repellent or gloss enhancer. Avoid these products as they can lead to important care and maintenance problems that void your warranty.

Heat Resistance

Silestone holds up better than a majority of other countertop or interior surface products, such as, laminate, wood and solid surface. It is recommended that you use a trivet because Calacatta Gold is not warranted against thermal shock.

Impact Resistance

Calacatta Gold resistance to impact is very high. It far exceeds that of other products with similar applications, such as, natural stone or solid surfaces. That being said, care not to hit the exposed ends, corners, cutouts and edge profile especially in the dishwasher and sink area.

Scratch Resistance

Silestone is highly scratch resistant because quartz is one of the hardest minerals in existence. The Mohs scale classifies it as the hardest 7 earth mineral behind topaz, corundum and diamond. It will not “micro-scratch” like acrylic products and is broadly more resistant than any laminated or stratified product. Even so, you should still use a cutting board and avoiding jagged knives, ceramic knives, choppers, unfinished dishware, and clay pots directly on the worktop. Scouring pads or abrasive sponges should be avoided as they can deteriorate the polished surface.

Microbial / Bacteriostatic Protection

Due to its low porosity, Calacatta Gold countertops are considered an antibacterial surface, which limits the proliferation of bacteria. Please note that Silestone is not an antimicrobial surface. By medical definition, only a substance that kills microorganisms like bacteria or mold, or stops them from growing and causing disease can be labeled as antimicrobial.

Silestone Calacatta Gold

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