Due to its uniform pattern, the grey basalt from Italy is particularly suitable for large-area applications, in- and outdoors.
Due to its uniform pattern, the grey basalt from Italy is particularly suitable for large-area applications, in- and outdoors. to overview
- description material type
Basalt is a hard rock of volcanic origin and belongs to the group of extrusive rocks, which originate from the rapid cooling of lava exposed at or very near the surface of the earth. As opposed to this, granite forms of magma deep in the Earth's crust and appertains thus to the group of plutonic rocks. The material consists primarily of a mixture of iron and magnesium silicate with pyroxene and calcium-rich feldspar (plagioclase). The color of basalt varies usually between grey and black. Thanks to its excellent technical properties, basalt in most cases is suitable for applications, in- and outdoors.
- technical information
|type of rock ||BASALT |
|color ||GREY |
|characteristics ||UNIFORM |
|acid resistance ||no |
|application field ||interiors and exteriors |
|compressive strength (MPa) ||153 |
|density (kg/mc) ||2856 |
|flexural strength (MPa) ||16,8 |
|frost resistance ||yes |
|water absorption (%) ||0,98 |
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