Fun facts about Carrara Marble

December 12, 2016

Widely known as a leader of natural stones when it comes to beauty and durability, marble is used pretty much everywhere around the world in order to enhance the design of a specific structure or monument.

One of the prized natural stones is the Carrara marble quarry which carries a rich history dating back to the Roman empire. It has been the prized luxurious material to use for palaces, museums, churches and so on.

The great artist Michelangelo's philosophy of the perfect artistic creation required him to use the best marble in the world for his sculptures.  He believed that quarries in Carrara, Italy located in the northwest corner of Tuscany fit that description. 

1. People today people know it as marble but back in the day, the Greeks have called it “Marmaros” which basically means something very shining and beautiful. When it is well polished and clean, marble has excellent reflective properties and that is why people love it so much.

2. Many people don’t know that marble can also be used with other purposes. For example, a fine powder of marble can be used in various glues, plastics and even in toothpastes!

3. Long period of service. Marble has been used successfully by the Romans, Greeks and other civilizations as well. It is estimated that it is utilized as a construction material for more than 2000 years.

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4. List of famous buildings built with Carrara marble:

 

And not we at MIKOL decided to also use it as our prestigious luxury piece in our products.

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The beautiful Carrara Marble iPhone 7 Case and notebook journals has been a hit on the market.  The popularity of this fine marble hasn't died in 2000 years, I think it still has a little more time to go.

Wouldn't you say so?



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