Bianco Carrara C Marble
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Synonyms: Bianco C, Bianco Carrara Typ C, Blanc Carrara C, Blanc Carrare C, Carrara C
Location: Bianco Carrara C marble is quarried the Carrara region, Provincia di Massa Carrara, Apennines, Tuscany, Italy.
Description: Bianco Carrara C marble is a fine-grained, light grey marble of the Jurassic period, with grey decoration. This stone internationally may be nominated as a marble and in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as marble. Bianco Carrara C is more expensive than the darker sorts Bianco Carrara CD and Bianco Carrara D.
A small sample of Bianco Carrara C marble is not representative owing to a wide variation in veining. Swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. Bianco Carrara C marble is frost resistant, ideal for both interior and exterior use however polish is only constant inside.
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Marble: Is a metamorphosed limestone, composed of very pure calcium carbonate, CaCO3. The softness of marble and its relative isotropy and homogeneity make marble very desirable for sculpture and building stone. Although marble comes from limestone, the temperatures and pressures necessary to form marble usually destroy any fossils that may have been present in the limestone.