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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. The tile and slab come from different layers in the quarry. Therefore, it is important to note that if both are being used in a project, it is recommended to verify the colors prior to installation. There will be noticeable variations in color and movement between pieces. Therefore, it is important and recommended that a range of this product be viewed before finalizing a purchase. 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.
Piece to piece variation in shade or color are inherent in all natural stone products; therefore, when installing natural stone tile, it is recommended to mix tiles from several boxes at a time during installation to achieve the best range of color. As natural stone products, it is recommended that these be sealed to extend their longevity.
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