Bianco Piastramarina Marble
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Synonyms: Bianco Piastra, Bianco Piastra Marina
Location: Bianco Piastramarina marble is quarried near Massa, Massa Carrara, Toscana, Italy.
Description: Bianco Piastramarina marble is a compact, fine-grained lithotype, calcitic dolomitic pure white or slightly grey marble with fine veins of dark grey or brown. 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.
A small sample of Bianco Piastramarina 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 Piastramarina 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.