Imperial Red Granite
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Synonyms: Askaremala, Askaremalagranit, Goetebo, Gotenrot, Gothenrot, Granito Rosso Imperiale, Imperial, Rosso Imperial, Rosso Imperiale, Rosso Imperiale Svezia
Location: Imperial Red granite is quarried near Askaremala, Götebo, Sweden.
Description: Imperial Red granite is a coarse-grained, red granite of the Silurian period. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite and in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as a granite.
The veining and colour varies considerably and a small sample of Imperial Red granite may not be representative of the whole slab therefore swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. Ideal for both interior and exterior use, Imperial Red granite is frost free and polish constant.
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Bulk density: 2,63 - 2,65 kg/dm³
Bending strength: 16,5 N/mm²
Compression breaking load: 205,2 - 231,8 N/mm²
Granite: Granite is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock. Granites are usually medium to coarse grained, occasionally with some individual crystals larger than the groundmass forming a rock known as porphyry. Granites can be pink to dark grey or even black, depending on their chemistry and mineralogy.