Bianco Carrara Gioia Marble From Italy
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Description: Bianco Carrara Gioia Marble is a fine-grained, white to light grey marble of the Jurassic period, with dark decoration, one of the most quarried sorts of Carrara marble. This stone internationally may be nominated as a marble and in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as marble. The veining and colour varies and a small sample of Bianco Carrara Gioia Marble may not be representative of the whole slab therefore swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. During the polishing process a clear epoxy resin filler may be used to fill any micro fissures or tiny pitting however this does not affect the integrity of the stone, it merely provides an even smoother surface finish. Bianco Carrara Gioia Marble is ideal for both interior and exterior use however polish is only constant inside.
Products: Suitable for construction projects both commercial and domestic, prefabricated countertops/worktops, vanities, tiles, backsplashes, paving, fireplaces and memorials.
Surface Finish: Bianco Carrara Gioia Marble looks best with a gloss polished surface but is also available as honed, leather/satin, river-washed/antique, thermal/flamed, brushed and sandblast finish.
Sealing: Test with a small sample. It is possible that a sealant can be used on Bianco Carrara Gioia Marble however excessive attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.
Block Sizes: This is a quarry yielding selectable, grades of marble with blocks suitable for gangsaw size down to economical tile-sized blocks. For commercial projects it is important to ensure that blocks are selected from the same quarry face.
Rough blocks are usually exported by Break Bulk however intermodal containerisation is available at extra cost. Finished products are packed into sea-worthy wooden crates and loaded into containers.
Quarry Location: Bianco Carrara Gioia Marble is quarried near Gioia, Carrara, Provincia di Massa Carrara, Apennines, Tuscany, Italy.
Synonyms: Bianco Carrara Tipo Gioia, Bianco Gioga, Bianco Gioia, Carrara Gioia, Gioia, Marmo Bianco di Gioia, White Carrara Gioia
Marble: Is a metamorphosed limestone, composed of very pure calcium carbonate, CaCO3. The softness of marble and its relative isotropy and homogeneity make marble very desirable for sculpture and building stone. Although marble comes from limestone, the temperatures and pressures necessary to form marble usually destroy any fossils that may have been present in the limestone.
Marble derives its name from the Greek marmaros, shining stone. This stem is also the basis for the English word marmoreal meaning "marble-like". In folklore, marble is associated with the astrological sign of Gemini. Pure white marble is an emblem of purity. It is also an emblem of immortality, and an ensurer of success in education.
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