Origin of Carrara Marble
Carrara marble, like other kinds of marble, is a metamorphic rock made up of microscopic calcium carbonate crystals. This rock formed as a result of metamorphism, which means that the former rock has a completely new crystalline structure as a result of high pressure and/or temperature variations, resulting in a fundamentally changed rock. The original rock in the case of Carrara Marble was similar to the current lime soil of large coral reefs in tropical oceans. The transformation occurred during the Early Jurassic period (190 million years ago), when large parts of today's North Tuscany were flooded, resulting in the deposition of lime sediment on the sea floor and the formation of a carboniferous platform.
Finishes of Carrara Marble
- Polished Surface:
The polished finish is a glossy surface finish that enhances the stone's full colour and character. Natural polished finishes do not have a sealer or wax coating. The stone's radiance comes from within.
- Polished Finish:
This finish has a satin-smooth surface and little to no gloss. Honed surfaces have recently gained popularity, in part because they are easier to maintain than polished stone surfaces.
Uses of Carrara Marble
Carrara Marble is primarily used for stairs, but it is also suitable for kitchen countertops, work surfaces, and coverings, and it is also used in tombstone art. The white Carrara Marble retains its prestigious status. The architecture and sculptures of the city attest to its lasting beauty and timeless elegance.
Carrara Marble Sealing
Carrara Marble is delicate, and it must be sealed on a regular basis to protect it from spills and other potential hazards. The marble is sealed to keep moisture out of the naturally porous stone. This marble should be sealed at least once a year. Carrara marble should be sealed twice a year in high-traffic areas.