Marron Cafe Bahia Granite From Brazil
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Description: Marron Cafe Bahia granite is a coarse-grained, brown syenite of the Precambrian period. 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 a syenite. The veining and colour varies and a small sample of Marron Cafe Bahia granite may not be representative of the whole slab therefore swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. 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. Marron Cafe Bahia 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: Marron Cafe Bahia 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 Marron Cafe Bahia granite however excessive attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.
Block Sizes: This is a quarry yielding selectable, grades of granite with blocks suitable for gangsaw size down to economical tile-sized 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.
Quarry Location: Marron Cafe Bahia granite is quarried near Santa Rita de Caldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Synonyms: Brown Labrador Cafe Granite, Cafa Labrador, Granito Marrom Labrador Cafe, Labrador Marron, Marron Cafe
Syenite: A coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock of the same general composition as granite but with the quartz either absent or present in relatively small amounts (<5%). The feldspar component of syenite is predominantly alkaline in character (usually orthoclase). Plagioclase feldspars may be present in small quantities, less than 10%
Mineral Composition: Average by % Orthoclase: 62%, Quartz: 27%, Hornblende: 5%, Biotite: 3%, Plagioclase: 2%, Mafite: 1%.
Compression Tensile Strength: 2326 kg/cm2
Tensile Strength After Freeze-Thaw Cycles: 2181 kg/cm2
Unitary Modulus Of Bending Tensile Strength: 143 kg/cm2
Heat Expansion Coefficient: 0.0050 mm/m°C
Water Imbibition Coefficient: 0.001300
Impact Strength: 72.50 cm
Frictional Wear: 1.80 mm
Mass By Unit Of Volume: 2540 kg/m3
Hardness (Moh's Scale):
Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only, no reliance should be taken as to their accuracy.