Cipollino is a marble with a white veined background with black laminae tending to bright greenish. It is quarried in the Carrara area and has a design that is very reminiscent of the color of the sea. The Cipollino is mainly used for interior cladding, tables, bathrooms and kitchen countertops.

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Technical Specifications


OriginCarrara (Italy)
Mass of Unit Volume2740 Kg/m3
Water absorption0.29%
Compression breaking load simple124 MPa
Breaking load simple compression after freezing113 MPa
Elastic modulus Tangent54,800 Mpa
Indirect tensile strength through Bending8,7 MPa
Relative Abrasion coefficient (referring to s. Fedelino granite)0.25
Impact resistance: minimum fall height38 cm
Linear thermal expansion coefficient7.7 x 10-5 0C-1
Knoop microhardness766 MPa
Divergences of hardness index3,18
SourcePolitecnico di Torino

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