White Carrara Quartz
Colour Variations

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White Carrara Quartz
Colour Variations
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Carrara Variations

White Carrara Quartz is so called because it has the cleanest and purest white background, but what is white carrara?

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Marble or Quartz?

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. Numerous quarries stretch approximately 35 miles in the marble mountains near the city of Carrara, the Apuan Alps region of Northern Tuscany, Central Italy. The types of carrara marble appearances are seen duplicated in quartz surfaces, some of which use or take on variations of the names given to the seven types. White carrara quartz, an engineered quartz surface, obtains its name from the most commonly known Bianco Carrara Marble. The Other carrara types are Venato, Arabescato, Statuario, Bardiglio, Nuvolato, and Calacata. Although Calacata is a type of carrara, it is commonly treated as separate, and spelt with an extra 't' ~ Calacatta. Carrara Quartz surfaces do well to imitate the rarest of precious marble. New manufacturing techniques push boundaries with newer colours of broken, or thin streaky veins, and surface opacity.

Italian Names

White Carrara, Bianco Carrara, Carrara Bianca

Quartz imitations of the well-known Carrara Marble, are named after the City of Carrara and province of Massa and Carrara in Italy. 'Bianco' (an Italian surname) translates as 'White'. 'Bianca' is a feminine Italian word, meaning 'white' or 'pure'. Both Bianco and Bianca are used to describe the same marble, but, in the case of quartz, they are used to differentiate between manufacturers and the variations they make. Other quartz carrara's will use the names from the other six types of Natural Marble Carrara.

Designs and Budget

With all quartz surface manufacturers having their own unique designs, 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. Maybe the most challenging aspect, is finding a White Carrara Quartz that compliments your designer kitchen, and fits within your budget. 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 rests within the low to mid range price groups.

Surface Examples

With highly polished surfaces, whites may appear more grey due to reflecting light

White Carrara
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GSUK White Carrara Quartz


Quartzforms Veined Bernini Quartz
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Quartzforms Veined Bernini Quartz


Compac Unique Carrara Quartz
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Compac Unique Carrara Quartz


Silestone Snowy Ibiza Quartz
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Silestone Snowy Ibiza Quartz

Images from Clients

Ellie's 'Cashmere', Roydon

Cashmere
Cashmere quartz is one of many carrara variations currently available. The carrara chopping board that is a necessity when preparing food, compliments and protects the surface.

Upstands
Ellie opted for upstands that matched the height of the underside of the three windowsills. Upstands finish the worktop perfectly, providing protection needed in a practical kitchen from splashes and spills.

Windowsills
The three windowsills rest neatly upon the upstands. In the same material and colour they provide continuity, and helps in making the kitchen appear larger.

Island
A perfectly positioned island, and full overhanging breakfast bar, allows the floor space to breathe. The white of the carrara island extends the work surface giving the appearance of horizontal space.
2cm Cashmere Carrara Quartz Kitchen Worktops

David's 'White Carrara', Sawbridgeworth

White Carrara
White Carrara quartz is one of several carrara variations available that are alternatives to big branded quartz manufacturers.

Upstands
The upstands are of standard height 100mm framing the worktop, and provide the protection needed against spills and splashes.

End Panel
End panels help frame the kitchen and allow the worktop surface to flow down as a waterfall side. Mitres make for cleaner joins, especially on veined surfaces.
2cm White Carrara Quartz Kitchen Worktops


Other Quartz Colours
Veined
Variations of
Calacatta, Carrara
Marquina
Bright
Variations of
Plain
Whites and Creams
Mid Shades
Variations of
Coloured Hues
Greys and Browns
Dark
Variations of
Coloured Hues
Greys and Browns
Speckled
Variations of
Coloured Hues
Mixed colours
Mirror
Variations of
Chips & Glitter
Various Colours
2cm Cashmere Carrara Quartz Kitchen Worktops

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