Calcite

Often translucent in appearance, calcite conveys a clean and polished look to suit any style or design. Calcite is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks, much of which is formed from the shells of dead marine organisms. Calcite is a softer carbonate mineral – more comparable to marble in terms of hardness – ranking about a 3 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Calcite can scratch, etch and stain just like marble can if not sealed or cared for properly. Calcites are generally better suited for a bathroom environment because it is a low-traffic area that won’t take as much of a beating from day-to-day activities.

* Natural stone, like nature, has its own distinct characteristics inherent to natural products.  Variations in color, pattern, texture and size are to be expected.  Final products are not always an exact match to samples and images, since they are quarried at different times from varying locations.