White Carrara Quartz offers a contrasting background to its grey to black scattered and broken veins.
Contrasting background with grey to black scattered and broken veins
All you need to know!
White Carrara Quartz surfaces do well to imitate the rarest of precious marble. New manufacturing techniques push the boundaries with newer colours of broken or thin streaky veins and surface opacity.
The term 'carrara' is affiliated with a well known marble, carrara marble, and defines 7 major types, as well as a huge range of varieties. Originating near the city of Carrara in the Apuan Alps region of Northern Tuscany, Central Italy, are the marble mountains, where numerous quarries stretch approximately 35 miles. As the marble industry boomed, many worldwide commercial varieties have taken on the name.
The types of carrara marble appearances are seen duplicated in quartz surfaces, some of which use or take on a variation of the names given to the seven types. White Carrara Quartz obtains its name from the most commonly known Bianco Carrara Marble. The Other carrara types are Venato, Arabescato, Statuario, Bardiglio and Nuvolato, Although Calacata is a type of carrara, it is commonly treated as separate.
White Carrara, Bianco Carrara, Carrara Bianca
Quartz Carrara's, are imitations of the well-known Carrara Marble that is named after the City of Carrara and province of Massa and Carrara, Italy, from which it is quarried. 'Bianco' (an Italian surname) translates as 'White'. 'Bianca' is a feminine word in Italian, meaning 'white' or 'pure'. Both these names/terms are used to describe the same marble, but, in the case of quartz, the names are used to differentiate between different manufacturers and the variations they may make of White Carrara Quartz, according to the different marble types.
With all quartz surface manufacturers having their own unique designs of White Carrara Quartz, it would be fair to say that White Carrara is the most popular manufactured design. With a multitude of variations to choose from, getting the right look is relatively straight forward. The bigger issue, is finding the right White Carrara that fits within your quartz worktop budget.
Finding a White Carrara Quartz that compliments your designer kitchen and fits within your budget, maybe the most challenging aspect. Each quartz surface manufacturer or supplier, have their own pricing structures for their products; the closer they feel the patterning and colouration imitates its natural counterpart, the higher you can expect the cost of the quartz material to be. Generally, though, the costs for Carrara Quartz rest within the low to mid range price groups.