Material description

Karelia Red is extracted from Virolahti. It is a coarse-grained, dark red material suitable for medium-large building projects. It is one of the Finnish classics and highly popular worldwide, particularly in the Far East.

Technical properties

EN_13755 Water absorption 0.1 %
EN_1936 Apparent density 2630 kg/m3
EN_12372 Flexural strength, fresh material 11.5 MPa
EN_12372 Flexural strength, material after freeze-thaw cycles* 12.7 MPa
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 %

Technical properties

* after 56 cycles (tested 2016)

Mineral content

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