Material description

Carmen Red is a brownish red, coarse-grained material extracted from Virolahti. It is mainly used for medium-sized building projects. The most favored finishing choice of Carmen Red is the flamed surface.

Technical properties

EN_13755 Water absorption 0.1 %
EN_1936 Apparent density 2630 kg/m3
EN_12372 Flexural strength 11.8 Mpa
EN_12371 Frost resistance, change of flexural strength (after 48 freeze-thaw cycles) 0.0 %
EN_1926 Compressive strength 176 Mpa
EN_14157 Abrasion resistance 16 mm
EN_13364 Breaking load at dowel hole 2450 N
* after 56 cycles (tested 2016)

Mineral content

Quartz 42.4 Wt %
K-feldspar 37.8 Wt %
Plagioclase 16.0 Wt %
Biotite 2.9 Wt %
Accessory minerals 1.0 Wt %

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