Carrara marble: material of the week
Stone name: Bianco Carrara
Pseudonyme: Carrara marble
Stylish and insouciant, the timeless Carrara marble has been used since the times of ancient Rome.
More recently during the 17th century its marble quarries were supervised by italian families who ruled in the regions of Massa and Carrara.
Popular applications made in Carrara marble:
without having to go too far, you can check Marble Arch on your next day out. The design of the arch is mix based on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and Arch of Constantine in Rome.
Another local example of this great material can be found in Birmingham with the King Edward VII Memorial. Michelangelo’s David, was carved from Carrara marble.
Below is an image of a Carrara quarry in Italy
Carrara marble is a stone formed by calcium and any acids will etch its surface.
With the passage of time, a unique patina is created from its frequent use and aging of the stone.
Earlier on this year we were commissioned to replace and repair most of the original marble in the Randall & Aubin restaurant.
We carried out research to source the closest match to the existing look and feel of the stone: beautiful pieces of natural Carrara Gioia marble in a honed finish with a thickness of 20mm.
Ed Baines, Head Chef and co-owner of Randall & Aubin was delighted with the new surfaces.
We also produced bespoke marble skirting throughout and modified the shape of a number of existing pieces which needed upgrading.