Calacatta comes from the Apuan Alps, in the North of Tuscany, in Italy. It has a pure white background color and it shows oblique veins of grey, gold and light brown color tone. It shows sometimes shimmering metallic inclusions. The stripes /veins can extend from end to end of the table or blend throughout giving the appearance of ocean waves. In its natural form may have “holes”, “pores” and “fissures” that are filled and sealed with transparent resins, colored fillers and/or small pieces of the same material before polishing. Consequently the surface might not be perfectly smooth due to the presence of residual micro-holes and pores that must not be considered as material defects.