Material description

The original Balmoral Red is an international classic that has been quarried in Southwest Finland for several decades. This small-grained material is quarried in medium quantities. Balmoral Red is suitable for a variety of applications ranging from building projects to interior decoration, tiles and monuments.

Technical properties

EN_13755 Water absorption 0.12 %
EN_1936 Apparent density 2640 kg/m3
EN_12372 Flexural strength, fresh material 13.1 MPa
EN_12372 Flexural strength, material after freeze-thaw cycles* 13.8 MPa
EN_1926 Compressive strength 171 MPa
EN_14157 Abrasion resistance 17 mm
EN_13364 Breaking load at dowel hole 2350 N
* after 56 cycles (tested 2016)

Mineral content

K-feldspar 39.6 Wt %
Quartz 30.1 Wt %
Plagioclase 22.2 Wt %
Biotite 5.2 Wt %
Accessory minerals 1.8 Wt %
Muscovite 1.3 Wt %