Verniz Tropical Granite
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Synonyms: Tropical Varnish
Location: Verniz Tropical granite is quarried in Brazil.
Description: Verniz Tropical granite is a white to yellow/gold gneiss with lots of brown bands, veining and garnets. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite but in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as a gneiss.
The veining and colour varies considerably and a small sample of Verniz Tropical 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, Verniz Tropical granite is frost free and polish constant.
Technical and Physical Characteristics:
Compression tensile strength: 1514 kg/cm2
Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles: 1450 kg/cm2
Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength: 93 kg/cm2
Heat expansion coefficient: 0.0076 mm/m°C
Water imbibition coefficient: 0.001800
Mass by unit of volume: 2566 kg/m3
Gneiss: A common and widely distributed type of rock formed by high-grade regional metamorphic processes from pre-existing formations that were originally either igneous or sedimentary rocks. Gneissic rocks are usually medium to coarse-foliated and largely recrystallized but do not carry large quantities of micas, chlorite or other platy minerals. Gneisses that are metamorphosed igneous rocks or their equivalent are termed granite gneisses, diorite gneisses, etc.