Pietra Cardosa

Pietra Del Cardoso, also known as Pietra Cardosa, is sometimes confused with a soapstone. Pietra Cardosa is not a soapstone. Many clients ask for Pietra del Cardoso looking to achieve a similar look of the soapstone. We are happy to offer clients this  beautiful natural stone in addition to the soapstone varieties we carry.

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Pietra del Cardoso is a deep-blue dark grey stone. It is a metamorphic rock. Its formation results from the fragmentation of granitic composed rocks. Due to its mineral composition, the Pietra del Cardoso has a notable compactness and toughness. It has great physic-mechanic resistance to attrition, electric power as well as great resistance to the damaging action of atmospheric elements.

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Pietra Del Cardoso stone is unique in its nature and can only be found in the italian Apuan Alps.
Much like soapstone, the use of this stone as a constructing material dates back to ancient times, thanks to its physical characteristics and its availability in the above mentioned area.

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