Vicenza Stone

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

Vicenza stone is an Italian stone product used since Roman times for the creation of decorative elements and statues. The worldwide fame of Vicenza stone is mainly due to the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio who used this material for the construction of architectural masterpieces throughout Veneto region.
The white Vicenza stone is precisely extracted in the south of Vicenza in the area of ​​the Berici hills and is a fine-grained stone with a homogeneous appearance with a predominantly light color.
Extracted in good quantities both in open-pit quarries and in tunnels, Vicenza stone is mainly made up of calcium carbonate and variable percentages of iron, silicon and aluminum oxide. Its origin is the result of the sedimentation of numerous fossil organisms such as algae, shells and crustaceans.

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The warm shade tending to ivory allows Vicenza stone to be used in both classic and modern environments. Another quality of Vicenza stone is the excellent workability. For these reasons, white Vicenza stone is used in interior design for the construction of floors and walls, thresholds for doors and windows, kitchen tops, fireplaces and shower trays.
Vicenza stone has the peculiarity of hardening over time when exposed to atmospheric agents since the pores of the stone are filled with calcium carbonate which precipitates and occludes the interstices. This feature makes Vicenza stone used successfully also for outdoor applications such as stairways, thresholds and floors. For the same reason, Vicenza stone is also often used for street furniture such as sculptures, monuments, fountains and benches.

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