Solar White Granite
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Synonyms: America White, Amerika White, Bianco America, Silvertone, Solor White
Location: Solar White granite is quarried at .
Description: Solar White granite is a Registered trade mark for a medium-grained, light grey granite of the Cambrian 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 and a small sample of Solar White 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, Solar White granite is frost free and polish constant.
Mineral Composition: Quartz 28.4 - 33.0, Plagioclase 35.1 - 39.4, Microcline 23.5 - 31.4, Mica 1.4 - 2.7, Calcite 1.3, Accessories 0.3 - 0.4
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Water Absorption: 0.19%
Density: 2,580 Kg/m3
Density: 161 Lbs/Cft
Thermal Expansion Coefficient: 0.0076 (mm/m)*C
Compressive Strength: 186 Mpa
Compressive Strength: 26,976 PSI
Modulus of Rupture: 14 Mpa
Modulus of Rupture: 2,082 PSI
Flexural Strength: 15 Mpa
Flexural Strength: 2,175 PSI
Abrasion Resistence: 46 Ha
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.