Blue Antique Granite®

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Description

Blue Antique Granite® from near near Egersund, Rogaland, Norway, is a coarse-grained, brown anorthosite with blue & turquoise crystals of the Precambrian period, suitable for granite worktops and tiles, wall cladding and prestigious architectural elements. A small sample is usually representative of the whole slab not having a wide variation in colour and veining however Blue Antique® granite can be cut in any direction, as crystals and colouring are strong and evenly spread, meaning that first choice materials can be sourced from second and third choice blocks. During the polishing process a clear epoxy resin filler may be used to fill any micro fissures or tiny pitting however this does not affect the integrity of the stone, it merely provides an even smoother surface finish. Blue Antique Granite is suitable for both interior and exterior use futhermore is frost resistant and with a constant polish.

Products

Suitable for construction projects both commercial and domestic, prefabricated countertops/worktops, vanities, tiles, backsplashes, paving, fireplaces and memorials.

Surface Finish

Blue Antique granite looks best with a gloss polished surface but is also available as honed, leather/satin, river-washed/antique, thermal/flamed, flamed & brushed, water-jet, bush-hammered, sandblast and sawn finish.

Sealing

Test with a small sample. It is most unlikely that a sealant can be used on this granite due to the grain structure and formation, attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.

Synonyms

Blue Antique, Brown Antic, Falcon Eye, Labrador Antic, Labrador Antico, Labrador Antiqe, Labrador Antique, Labrador Antik, Lavrador Antique

Quarry Location

Blue Antique Granite® is quarried near Haakestad, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway.

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Granite Slabs

Blue Antique granite slabs are available in standard 20mm and 30mm thickness for random slabs, cut-to-size (dimensioned) and prefabricated to the customer's specifications, 40mm thick are produced but are not usually held in stock for immediate despatch.

Standard Slab Sizes
Large Gangsaw(2800mm & above x 1800mm & above)
Medium Gangsaw(2200mm & above x 1200mm & above)
Vertical Cutter(2200mm & above x 600~900mm)

Premium Quality Slab Sizes
When available 3000+mm x 2000+mm

Granite Countertops
Free length or made to your dimensions, standard sizes are
2400~3200 x 600/630/700/900/1000/1200 x 30 mm

Memorial/Monumental Slabs
50mm through to 200mm thick are cut to customer specifications, please Contact Us with the material(s), sizes and finishes you require.

Granite Tiles

Blue Antique granite Premium & Commercial quality calibrated, bevelled & grooved matching granite tiles.

Standard Tile Sizes
305 x 305 x 10 mm (12" x 12" x ⅜")
610 x 305 x 10 mm (24" x 12" x ⅜")
400 x 400 x 10 mm (15¾" x 15¾" x ⅜")
457 x 457 x 10/12 mm (18" x 18" x ⅜~½")
610 x 610 x 15/18 mm (24" x 24" x ⅗~¾")

Furthermore 305/400/457/610 mm x Freelength, normally up to 2000mm (78.75") for you to cut to length on site. Longer lengths can easily be produced HOWEVER this could possibly create an on-site handling and cutting production challenge.

As you can see our granite tile production size capabilities are extremely flexible, please Contact Us with the material(s), sizes and finishes you require.

CE Marking Of Natural Stone

Contractors can be responsible for the accuracy of the data, to learn more about this directive please read here.

Technical Specifications

Flexural Strength: 15.7 +/- 0.8 N/mm²
Resistanceto Wear(capon): 13.5 +/- 0.4 mm
Frost Resistance: Yes
Apparent Density: 2695 +/- 5.4 kg/m³
Porosity: 0.28 +/- 0.05 volume %
Water Absorbtion: 0.10 mass %
Compressive Strenght: 203 +/- 24.6 N/mm²
Hardness (MOHS): 6 – 6.5
Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only.

Petrographic Composition

Average Plagioclase, Pyroxene, amphibole, biotite, Quartz

Chemical Analysis

SiO2 (54.64), TiO2 (0.12%), Al2O3 (26.89%), Fe2O3 (0.65%), FeO (0.58%), MnO (0.01%), MgO (1.03%), CaO (10.8%), Na2O (5.19%), K2O (0.34%), P2O5 (0.07%), H2O (0.05%), H2O+ (0.3%)

Anorthosite

A Precambrian, phaneritic, intrusive igneous rock characterized by a predominance of calcium-rich plagioclase feldspar (90-100%), and a minimal mafic component (0-10%). Pyroxene, ilmenite, magnetite, and olivine are the mafic minerals most commonly present. All anorthosites found on Earth consist of coarse crystals but some samples of the rock taken from the Moon are finely crystalline.

Quarry Blocks

This is an exclusive quarry, Blue Antique Granite® can be cut in any direction, as crystals and colouring are strong and evenly spread, meaning that first choice materials can be sourced from second and third choice blocks. For commercial projects it is important to ensure that blocks are selected from the same quarry face.

Rough blocks are usually exported by Break Bulk however intermodal containerisation is available at extra cost. Finished products are packed into sea-worthy wooden crates and loaded into containers.

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