Bianco Carrara, like the other white materials of the Carrara area, is taken from the Apuan Alps, a complex geological structure formed over the years; originally, there were some crystalline rocks in Lower Jurassic, which have undergone a strong change, transforming from a calcareous to a crystalline structure. There are several varieties of white marble in the Carrara area, the three most popular are the Bianco Carrara, Statuario and Calacatta, which are all classified differently for the difference in the candor of the marble background and the movement of the veins. Bianco Carrara is one of the most famous Italian marbles in the world. The bottom of this marble is of white color with uniform and homogeneous shades and has gray veins and its fine grain often has pyrite crystals. The quality of the Carrara material is defined by the brightness of the background and the composition of the gray grain. At the quarry, the lots are classified as C or CD, where the "C" quality has a more white background while the "CD" is slightly tending to the gray. The whiter the color of the background, the higher the quality of the material. Bianco Carrara marble can be used both in indoor and outdoor environments and is particularly suitable for flooring; this type of material is also used by sculptors for works of art. Possible realizations are: floors, stairs, tables, sinks, kitchen tops, shower trays, decorations and general finishes.


Quarrying Location: Italy
Availability: Good
Compression breaking load: 1426 kg/cm2
Compression breaking load after freezing: 1338 kg/cm2
Ultimate tensile strength: 192 kg/cm2
Thermal linear expansion coefficient: 0,0052mm/m°C
Water absorption: 0,24%
Impact test: min. fall height: 82 cm
Frictional wear test: 3,64 mm
Bulk density: 2680 kg/m3