A seamless stone texture with calacatta gold arranged in a herringbone pattern. The image represents a physical area of 1145 x 889 mm (45.1 x 35 inches) in total, with each individual block measuring approximately 400 x 100 mm. The joints are filled with mortar and are 5 mm (0.2 inches) in width.
Calacatta is one of three types of marble quarried from the Apuan Mountains of Carrara in the Tuscan region of Italy, renowned for its striking, rich, thick veins on a brilliant white ‘field’ or background. One of the most expensive and highly sought after marbles due to its luxurious, elegant tones and grain, this classic Gold variant displays wide seams of blue-greys, silvers and sandy gold tones on a restrained, subtle and neutral white-beige field, characteristic of Calacatta marble. Commonly utilised in sculptures and decorative, extravagant interiors to bathrooms and finishes, Calacatta marble is classy, bright and dramatic. This rare, exclusive form is marble is however fairly porous, therefore requiring proper protection and sealing to prevent damage if specified for kitchen worktops, splashbacks or wet room areas, for example. Its soft nature also lends itself more to finishes and light foot traffic areas than flooring in high traffic areas as it damages and marks quicker and easier than most stones. It is often replaced by Quartzite, a Brazilian stone of similar appearance but higher durability, or can be imitated by Porcelain tiles for those who wish to specify a more economical, durable material which closely resembles the feel and aesthetic of Calacatta. The appeal of genuine marble is that each stone or slab is unique in pattern and colour, while marble develops a patina as it ages, maturing and bedding into its environment.
This texture is an example of a herringbone pattern. Named for its resemblance to the skeleton of the herring fish, this pattern is formed with a series of interlocking rectangles positioned perpendicular to each other. Its use in the built environment dates back to at least Roman times and remains popular in contemporary architecture for a range of applications including tiled surfaces and parquet flooring.
This image is seamless, meaning it can be tiled repeatedly for use in architectural drawings and 3D models. It can be used as a SketchUp texture, Revit material or imported into Photoshop for use in 2D illustrations. You can download a high resolution version of this texture and a matching bump map or CAD hatch (compatible with AutoCAD and Revit) using Architextures Create with a Pro Subscription.