Material description

PG Black is a black, fine-grained diabase originating from Varpaisjärvi. The stone is quarried in small quantities and mainly used for monuments. PG Black is a very popular choice, particularly for kitchen countertops. Its deep black color and lustrous polished surface will last for centuries, even in outdoor use.

Technical properties

EN_13755 Water absorption 0.09 %
EN_1936 Apparent density 3080 kg/m3
EN_12372 Flexural strength, fresh material 27.0 MPa
EN_12372 Flexural strength, material after freeze-thaw cycles* 24.2 MPa
EN_1926 Compressive strength 311 MPa
EN_14157 Abrasion resistance 16 mm
EN_13364 Breaking load at dowel hole 4000 N
* after 56 cycles (tested 2016)

Mineral content

Plagioclase 42.2 Wt %
Clinopyroxene 35.7 Wt %
Amphibole 12.3 Wt %
Magnetite 3.6 Wt %
Quartz 2.8 Wt %
Accessory minerals 2.0 Wt %
Ilmenite 1.5 Wt %