Bianco Carrara CD Marble
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Synonyms: Bianco Carrara Typ CD, Bianco Carrara C/D, Blanc Carrara CD, Blanc Carrare CD, Carrara CD, Carrara Lochi, White Carrara C/D
Location: Bianco Carrara CD marble is quarried in the Carrara region, Provincia di Massa Carrara, Apennines, Tuscany, Italy.
Description: Bianco Carrara CD marble is a fine-grained, light grey marble of the Jurassic period with dark grey decoration, the medium coloured sort of Bianco Carrara. 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. It is the most quarried variety of Carrara marble. It is a cheaper commercial quality, darker than Bianco Carrara C.
A small sample of Bianco Carrara CD marble is not representative owing to a wide variation in colour and 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 CD 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.