Material description

Baltic Brown is a dark brown, coarse-grained granite extracted from three quarries located in the Ylämaa area. It is one of Palin Granit’s all-time classics. Baltic Brown is quarried in very large quantities, making it ideal for large-scale building projects. It is also a popular material for interior decoration, kitchen countertops and tiles.

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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