Rugo was involved in the preconstruction services and helped the Owner and designer select the proper type of Calacatta Gold, the material chosen was an exceptional fine veined variety of Calacatta Gold. This type of marble, was only 5% of the quarry output, and so the quality control was very involved and included the below steps
The process of procuring the proper marble started with trips to Carrara Italy to the quarry. Rugo, our fabricator, and the design consultant worked for days to select the appropriate blocks, four visits over 9 months were made to choose just the proper blocks. Once the blocks were slabbed, each block was honed or polished. Each slab was displayed for the designer to weigh in on the permissible locations within each slab, so the fabricator had clear instructions on the areas to avoid during fabrication. Finally, once the slabs were approved, the entire floor and wall area was dry set at the factory for final blending and inspection by the designer. There were three dry set inspections to approve the material.
This project involved extensive field measuring and detailed shop drawings eliminated costly field cutting. Once the stone arrived, Rugo worked diligently at night to install the stone in the lobby in a phased approach, so that the tenant’s access was not compromised.
The result has received high praise from the Owner and the designer for the exact alignments and superb display of beautiful fine vein uniform Calacatta Gold marble. This is a very uniform and rare example of Calacatta Gold.