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Venatino

ItalyApplicationindoor / outdoor Type marble colour  White Categoryvenato
Venatino marble is an exclusive material extracted from the Carrara area, a stone characterized by a grayish or very light gray background crossed by slender but dense veins of a darker gray color. Venatino marble has a medium-fine grain that makes it compact and free of surface porosity, therefore suitable for many types of processing and applications, both for indoor and outdoor environments. The surface of Venatino marble may have small pyrite crystals, a feature that makes the material characteristic and precious.

The material lends itself to any type of processing and surface finishings as, for example, polishing, honing, sanding and more. The direction of the Venatino's cut is on the other hand or on the second. Venatino marble is perfect for many types of realizations intended for interiors or exteriors such as floors, stairs, tops and window sills, elements for gardens, tables and fountains, columns, decorations and various objects for everyday use.

Physical mechanical characteristics

STANDARD U.M. MEAN VALUE ST. DEV.
EN 13755-08 Water absorption at atmospheric pressure % 0,11 0,01
EN 1936-07 Apparent Density KG/m3 2710 4,1
EN 1936-07 Open porosity % 0,3 0,02
EN 12372-07 Flexural strength
  (in natural conditions) MPa 18,1 1,2
  (EN 12371-03 exposed to 48 frost cycles MPa 15,6 2,3
EN 1926-07 Uniaxial compressive strength MPa 127,3 6,7
EN 14231-04 Slip resistance (honed finishing)
  (dry) USRV 69 2
  (wet) USRV 32 1,6
A crystalloblastic metamorphic lithotype that is vaguely iso-oriented where the veins occur and is composed of subeuhedral and euhedral blasts with sutured, straight and sometimes curved grain boundaries. The mosaic is seriate (from 70 to 600 Ám) with the occasional presence of plurimillimetric nodules (7 mm) of a relict appearance, composed of calcitic crystals with interlobated or ameboidal grain boundaries that are deformed and with abundant submicroscopic inclusions of opaque minerals. Veins occur from Ám to mm in size in which calcitic blasts (from 30 to 200 Ám) can be observed clouded by abundant opaque minerals, rare blasts of poikilitic quartz, feldspars and rhombic dolomite clouded by microgranulations of opaque minerals. There are also pyrite crystals (< 200 Ám), that are particularly abundant where the veins occur.
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.