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Calacata Vagli

Italy Type marble colour  White Categorymarbles
Calacata Vagli marble is one of the most precious materials that are extracted from the marble quarries in Carrara, in the Apuan Alps. A very versatile and valuable marble, Calacata Vagli is caracterized by a white background beautifully crossed by golden and pastel brown veining, that makes this stone recognizable and suitable in many types of different projects, residential and public.

Calacata Vagli marble is ideal for applications as bathrooms, kitchen tops, facings and facades for interiors and exteriors, elegant floorings also combined with another light and dark marbles, decorative objects and for daily use.

Physical mechanical characteristics

STANDARD U.M. MEAN VALUE ST. DEV.
EN 13755-08 Water absorption at atmospheric pressure % 0,14 0,01
EN 1936-07 Apparent Density KG/m3 2710 4,1
EN 1936-07 Open porosity % 0,4 0,03
EN 12372-07 Flexural strength
  (in natural conditions) MPa 18,2 1,6
  (EN 12371-03 exposed to 48 frost cycles MPa 13,9 3,2
EN 1926-07 Uniaxial compressive strength MPa 99,2 18,5
EN 14231-04 Slip resistance (honed finishing)
  (dry) USRV 69 2,6
  (wet) USRV 33 1,6
A crystalloblastic metamorphic lithotype with an anisotropic structure. The clasts are composed of anhedral calcitic blasts that are interlobed, flattened, iso-oriented and evenly sized and can reach up to 250 Ám (although most crystals are approximately 60 Ám). Inside the mosaic are frequent nodules that are sometimes plurimillimetric (< 7 mm) and are composed of crystals of a relict appearance that are anhedral and interlobed of an average size of around 300 Ám. The crystals are particularly clouded by microgranulations of opaque minerals in the most external corona, while in the central part they are deformed and sometimes associated with quartz. Around the clasts are veins that are sometimes irregular in pattern composed of abundant opaque minerals including limonitic oxides, calcitic blasts (< 400 Ám) and rhombic dolomitic blasts.
Slabs are preferably cut against the grain and perpendicular to the grain, i.e. the hard way and the easy way, yet vein cuts are also common.

Cutting of blocksSurface lavoration
Technical data provides a frame of reference only. As stone is a product of nature, up to date testing to determine specific physical qualities should be repeated for each major project. We decline any responsability for the mis-use of this data, since said data is sourced from the quarry.