Shanxi Black Granite From China
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Description: Shanxi Black Granite is a fine-grained, intensive black gabbro. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite however in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as gabbro. A small sample of Shanxi Black granite is usually representative not having a wide variation in colour and veining however 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. Shanxi Black Granite is suitable for both interior and exterior use futhermore is frost resistant and with a constant polish.
There are several sorts and qualities including varieties with gold spots and the Commercial Quality Shanxi Black "B". First Choice Shanxi Black Granite will have no gold spots or veins. Lower cost Shanxi Black Granite may have gold spots or not able to take a gloss 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: Shanxi Black 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 Shanxi Black granite however excessive attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.
Block Sizes: There are several quarries 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. Owing to severe winter weather conditions quarrying is not an all year-round possibility.
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: Shanxi Black Granite is quarried near Beiyve, Shanxi, China province.
Synonyms: Absolute Black, China Black, China Supreme Black, HD-001, Nero Supreme, Sanxi Black, Shan Xi Black, Shang Xi Black, Shanxi Black Cinese, Shanxi Dark, Shanxy Black, Supreme Black, SXB 001, WG109.
Gabbro: A dark-coloured, coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock. Gabbro is very similar to basalt in its mineral make up. It is composed mostly of the mineral plagioclase feldspar with smaller amounts of pyroxene and olivine.
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Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only, no reliance should be taken as to their accuracy.