Silver Pearl Granite®

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Description

Silver Pearl Granite® from near Haakestad, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway, is a Commercial name for a coarse-grained, light blue-grey, magmatic, plutonic syenite (larvikite) of the Permian period with large shiny crystals suitable for granite worktops and tiles, wall cladding and prestigious architectural elements. A small sample of Silver Pearl granite is usually representative not having a wide variation in colour and veining however swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. During the polishing process a clear epoxy resin filler may be used to fill any micro fissures or tiny pitting however this does not affect the integrity of the stone, it merely provides an even smoother surface finish. Silver Pearl Granite is suitable for both interior and exterior use futhermore is frost resistant and with a constant polish.

Products

Suitable for construction projects both commercial and domestic, prefabricated countertops/worktops, vanities, tiles, backsplashes, paving, fireplaces and memorials.

Surface Finish

Silver Pearl granite looks best with a gloss polished surface but is also available as honed, leather/satin, river-washed/antique, thermal/flamed, flamed & brushed, water-jet, bush-hammered, sandblast and sawn finish.

Sealing

Test with a small sample. It is most unlikely that a sealant can be used on this granite due to the grain structure and formation, attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.

Synonyms

Blue Pearl SP, Blue Pearl Silver

Quarry Location

Silver Pearl Granite® is quarried near Haakestad, Larvik, Vestfold, Norway.

Silver Pearl Granite®

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Granite Slabs

Silver Pearl granite slabs are available in standard 20mm and 30mm thickness for random slabs, cut-to-size (dimensioned) and prefabricated to the customer's specifications, 40mm thick are produced but are not usually held in stock for immediate despatch.

Standard Slab Sizes
Large Gangsaw(2800mm & above x 1800mm & above)
Medium Gangsaw(2200mm & above x 1200mm & above)
Vertical Cutter(2200mm & above x 600~900mm)

Premium Quality Slab Sizes
When available 3000+mm x 2000+mm

Granite Countertops
Free length or made to your dimensions, standard sizes are
2400~3200 x 600/630/700/900/1000/1200 x 30 mm

Memorial/Monumental Slabs
50mm through to 200mm thick are cut to customer specifications, please Contact Us with the material(s), sizes and finishes you require.

Granite Tiles

Silver Pearl granite Premium & Commercial quality calibrated, bevelled & grooved matching granite tiles.

Standard Tile Sizes
305 x 305 x 10 mm (12" x 12" x ⅜")
610 x 305 x 10 mm (24" x 12" x ⅜")
400 x 400 x 10 mm (15¾" x 15¾" x ⅜")
457 x 457 x 10/12 mm (18" x 18" x ⅜~½")
610 x 610 x 15/18 mm (24" x 24" x ⅗~¾")

Furthermore 305/400/457/610 mm x Freelength, normally up to 2000mm (78.75") for you to cut to length on site. Longer lengths can easily be produced HOWEVER this could possibly create an on-site handling and cutting production challenge.

As you can see our granite tile production size capabilities are extremely flexible, please Contact Us with the material(s), sizes and finishes you require.

CE Marking Of Natural Stone

Contractors can be responsible for the accuracy of the data, to learn more about this directive please read here.

Technical Specifications

Flexural Strength: 17.8 +/- 1.4 N/mm²
Resistance To Wear: 17 +/- 0.3 mm
Frost Resistance: Yes
Apparent Density: 2740 +/- 7.53 kg/m³
Porosity: 0.1 volume %
Compressive Strength: 194 +/- 24 N/mm²
Hardness (MOHS): 6 - 6.5

Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only, no reliance should be taken as to their accuracy.

Petrographic Composition

Average Anorthoclase 80-85%, Pyroxene, Biotite

Syenite

A coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock of the same general composition as granite but with the quartz either absent or present in relatively small amounts (-5%). The feldspar component of syenite is predominantly alkaline in character (usually orthoclase). Plagioclase feldspars may be present in small quantities, less than 10%.

Quarry Blocks

This is a quarry yielding selectable, grades of granite with blocks suitable for gangsaw size down to economical tile-sized and monument blocks. Extraction is beieved to have commenced in the 1970s. For commercial projects it is important to ensure that blocks are selected from the same quarry face, do not try and match-up with alternative granite sources.

Rough blocks are usually exported by Break Bulk however intermodal containerisation is available at extra cost. Finished products are packed into sea-worthy wooden crates and loaded into containers.

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