Orsera or Vrsar Stone

vrsar orsera stone

Orsera or Vrsar stone is an Italian stone product with a uniform color which was widely used in the past for the construction of important works throughout the Mediterranean.
Since Vrsar stone comes from the Istrian peninsula, it is also called Istrian stone due to its origin. The term Vrsar, on the other hand, refers to the municipality in which the most important Vrsar stone quarries are located. However, this white marble can also come from the extraction basins of the areas of Rovinj, Pula and Porec. Vrsar stone is historically connected to the city of Venice: it can be easily found in many buildings, city works (bridges, churches, houses, canals, etc.) and urban decorations. Currently, the availability of Vrsar stone is rather limited and it is possible to find it in small or medium-sized blocks.

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Technically, Vrsar stone is a very fine-grained limestone without pores within which it is possible to find crystallized cracks and stylolites. Among its building peculiarities, we list high compressive strength and frost resistance.
At first, Vrsar stone appears to have a pure ivory color on which delicate green and pink shades stand out; over time and if exposed to atmospheric agents, Vrsar stone can subsequently take on a shade tending towards light grey.
Mostly polished, Vrsar stone is often used for interior cladding. However, the resistance of Vrsar stone to low temperatures also make it an excellent choice for outdoor paving.

Material: Marble
Color: White
Origin: Italy, Croatia and Slovenia
Uses: Coverings, floorings etc.
Surface: Polished, honed, hammered, flamed, chiseled etc.

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