Bianco Carrara C Extra

Bianco Carrara, like the other whites in the Carrara area, is extracted from the Apuan Alps, a complex geological structure formed over the years; originally, already in the Lower Jurassic there were some crystalline rocks which underwent a strong variation, transforming from a calcareous to a crystalline structure. There are several varieties of white marble in the Carrara area, the three most popular are Bianco Carrara, Statuario and Calacatta, which are all classified differently due to the difference in the whiteness of the marble background and the movement of the veins. White Carrara Marble is one of the best-known Italian marbles in the world. The background of this marble is white in color with a uniform and homogeneous shade and has gray veins and its fine grain often has pyrite crystals.

The quality of the Carrara material is defined by the whiteness of the background and the composition of the gray veining. At the quarry, lots are graded C or CD, where “C” quality has a whiter background while “CD” is slightly more grayish. The whiter the background color, the higher the quality of the material.

White Carrara Marble can be used both indoors and outdoors and is particularly suitable for flooring; this type of material is also widely used by sculptors for works of art. The possible creations are: floors, stairs, tables, sinks, kitchen tops, shower trays, decorations and general coverings.

Country of Origin: Italy
Availability: Good
Compression breaking load: 1426 kg/cm2
Compression breaking load after freezing cycles: 1338 kg/cm2
Unit breaking load in bending: 192 kg/cm2
Thermal linear expansion coefficient: 0,0052mm/m°C
Water imbibition coefficient: 0,24%
Impact resistance, minimum fall height: 82 cm
Frictional wear: 3,64 mm
Weight per unit of volume: 2680 kg/m3