Carrara Marble Tile

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Bianco Carrara is quarried from a bedrock quarry in Carrara, Italy and is one of the many white marbles produced in this area. However, during the winter months, most of the quarries are shut down for a period of time because of the harsh conditions of snow and ice. Bianco Carrara is the least expensive of the white marbles coming from this region. Bianco Venatino is another white marble from this region. It has a whiter background with more distinctive veining and is a slightly higher price point. Small pin holes are common in Bianco Carrara, as well as within other white marbles that are produced in the surrounding area. It is also a softer stone and may be susceptible to scratching or abrasion. Due to the qualities of the stone, the slabs are book-matched; meaning slab one and slab two will be cut and polished to create a mirror image of each other. These are then kept in sequence, which allows for a consistent flow in pattern. When installing white marble, you must use a white thinset. Using grey thinset will leave trowel lines and could stain the marble. As a natural stone product, it is recommended that this be sealed to extend its longevity.

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