Material description

Baltic Brown light is a light brown, coarse-grained granite extracted from two quarries located in the Ylämaa area. The original Baltic Brown is one of the Finnish all-time classics and this lighter stone has fascinated architects and designers from all over the world with its fresh Scandinavian look. This versatile material is suitable for all kinds of projects from large building facades to kitchen-tops. The color of the stone shifts from light brown to very light greyish beige depending on its surface treatment.

Technical properties

EN_13755 Water absorption 0.10 %
EN_1936 Apparent density 2680 kg/m3
EN_12372 Flexural strength, fresh material 10.1 MPa
EN_12372 Flexural strength, material after freeze-thaw cycles* 10.2 MPa
EN_1926 Compressive strength 162 MPa
EN_14157 Abrasion resistance 17 mm
EN_13364 Breaking load at dowel hole 2400 N
* after 56 cycles (tested 2016)

Mineral content

Plagioclase 36.9 Wt %
K-feldspar 26.9 Wt %
Quartz 23.1 Wt %
Amphibole 7.3 Wt %
Biotite 4.8 Wt %
Accessory minerals 1.0 Wt %

Technical properties

EN_13755 Water absorption 0.1 %
EN_1936 Apparent density 2680 kg/m3
EN_12372 Flexural strength, fresh material 9.9 MPa
EN_12372 Flexural strength, material after freeze-thaw cycles* 9.2 MPa
EN_1926 Compressive strength 151 MPa
EN_14157 Abrasion resistance 15 mm
EN_13364 Breaking load at dowel hole 3300 N
* after 56 cycles (tested 2016)

Mineral content

Plagioclase 41.2 Wt %
K-feldspar 38.2 Wt %
Quartz 13.0 Wt %
Amphibole 3.8 Wt %
Biotite 1.6 Wt %
Pyroxene 0.8 Wt %
Ilmenite 0.7 Wt %
Accessory minerals 1.0 Wt %

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