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This is by far the most common and most economical Italian Marble, named after the region that it is quarried from, Carrara in Italy. Some of the world’s most famous sculptors have worked with the material and it has graced many iconic buildings and monuments for hundreds of years. Carrara C is one of the most refined and precious stones characterized by a homogeneous white to grey background colour and accentuated by sporadic light grey veining.
Best Uses of Carrara C
Carrara C is an exclusive material of Euro Marble that has an abundance of uses in both construction and interior decor. In the past, the stone had been used for a variety of projects including religious monuments and staircases of luxurious palaces and castles. Today, Carrara C has fast become the favourite amongst architects and designers using the stone to cover residential floors, clad kitchen benchtops and even fireplace surrounds. Listed below are areas in which the stone can be used to help beautify any residential or commercial space.
Carrara tiles find themsevles in a wide variety of applications due to their low cost often gracing hallways, bedrooms, lounges, bathrooms. Tiles can also be used as a special design element to clad kitchen splashbacks, fireplace walls and shower areas.
Carrara Marble Slabs
Marble slabs are predominantly used in the areas of staircases, kitchen benchtops, bathroom vanities and more recently bathroom floor and wall cladding.
Maintenance of Carrara Marble
Maintenance of the stone is a must if you are wanting to promote longevity and keep it looking pristine and in a mint condition. Cleaning the stone with warm water and PH neutral soap or detergent is by far the safest and least abrasive way to maintain the stone. Avoid using harsh cleaners that are acidic such as vinegar or bleach as this can have a negative impact on the stone and often cause irreversible damage.
It is important to ask your stonemason to seal your Carrara marble prior to installing to give it that extra protection it needs. It is recommend that you re seal the benchtop every 2-5 years however this is dependent on many variables including its use. The sealer assists in extending the life of the marble by adding an extra layer of protection and preventing the absorption of foods and liquids which can stain the stone. You would need to consult your stone professional for advice on the most recommended sealer for your particular application.
Dimensions: Due to each stone carrying its own individualistic exclusiveness, size will vary upon availability.
Thickness: 2cm & 3cm
Slabs Available: Yes
Finish: Honed/Polished/Brushed/Sand Blasted/Bush Hammered