Lundhs Antique Granite From Norway
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Description: Lundhs Antique granite is a coarse-grained, brown anorthosite with clear blue/purple crystals. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite but in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as an anorthosite. A small sample is usually representative of the whole slab not having a wide variation in colour and veining however there is a difference between Labrador Antique HQ, Labrador Antique 2nd Choice & Labrador Antique 3rd Choice. 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. Lundhs 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.
Premium Quality Slab Sizes 2 & 3cm
Standard Slab Sizes 2 & 3cm
Granite Countertops 2 & 3cm
Calibrated Tiles: Standard sizes available are:
305 x 305 x 10 mm (12" x 12" x 3/8")
More granite tile and production information.
Surface Finish: Lundhs Antique granite looks best with a gloss polished surface but is also available as honed, leather/satin, river-washed/antique, thermal/flamed, brushed and sandblast finish.
Sealing: Test with a small sample. It is possible that a sealant can be used on Lundhs Antique granite however excessive attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.
Block Sizes: This is an exclusive quarry, first opened in 1994 with the choice of three quality types of blocks and five size categories, Lundhs Antique HQ, Lundhs Antique 2nd Choice with more black/red/brown/green veins and fewer crystals, Lundhs Antique 3rd Choice even more veining. 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.
Quarry Location: Lundhs Antique granite is quarried near Sirevaag close to Stavanger on the west coast, Egersund, Rogaland, Norway. There is only one Lundhs Antique quarry.
Synonyms: Blue Antique, Brown Antic, Falcon Eye, Labrador Antic, Labrador Antico, Labrador Antiqe, Labrador Antique, Labrador Antik, Lavrador Antique
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.
Petrographic Composition: Average Feldspar 85%, Pyroxene 9%, Chlorite 3%, Opaques 3%
Compressive Strength: 195 mpa
Flexural Strength: 13 mpa
Flexural Strength (after 48 frost cycles): 13.1 mpa
Abrasion Resistance (boehme): 6.4 cm3/50 cm2
Abrasion Resistance (wide wheel): 17.0 mm
Water Absorption: 0.07%
Apparent Density: 2700 kg/m3
Open Porosity: 0.2%
Breaking Load At Dowel Holes: 2930 n
Slip Resistance: 63 srv (dry)
Slip Resistance (honed surface): 3 srv (wet)
Rupture Energy (30 mm): 3.8j
Resistance To Ageing By Thermal Shock: No visual changes, no weight loss
PDF Documents: Lundhs Antique ASTM
PDF Documents: Lundhs Antique EN Standard
Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only.