Calacatta is a warm white marble defined as one of the finest marbles in the world. It is quarried in the area of Carrara, Versilia and Garfagnana and its large veins can tend to have different shades according to the quarrying area. Typically, the basic type has a tendency to grey-brown color. It is a precious marble that is used almost exclusively for interior decoration and design.

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Technical Specifications


OriginCarrara (Italy)
Mass of Unit Volume2710 Kg/m3
Water absorption0.10%
Compression breaking load simple150 MPa
Breaking load simple compression after freezing139 MPa
Elastic modulus Tangent76,500 Mpa
Indirect tensile strength through Bending18,3 MPa
Relative Abrasion coefficient (referring to s. Fedelino granite)0.58
Impact resistance: minimum fall height60 cm
Linear thermal expansion coefficient5.2 x 10-5 0C-1
Knoop microhardness2031 MPa
Divergences of hardness index1.24
SourcePolitecnico di Torino

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