Stone Washed Light
The gallery contains real images of the ‴Stone Washed Light‴ finish.
A specific finish resulting from abrasive action of ceramic chips on the stone surface. The technology is widely used for marbles and limestone and renders a surface with a typical micro pattern that has an increased resilience to scratching. Stonewashed light tiles are most applicable in interior flooring but it also suitable for outdoor surfaces where an aged appearance is desired.
Technical Specifications of Irish Blue Limestone by Kilkenny Limestone
|Technical Specifications||Test||Average Value|
|Apparent Density (kg/m3)||EN 1936||2677|
|Porosity (% vol)||EN 13755||0.10|
|Frost Resistance||EN 12371||Frost Resistant (F1)|
|Thermal Expansion (mm/mK)||EN 14581||0,0055|
|Compressive Strength (N/mm2)||EN 1926||136|
|Flexural Strength (N/mm2)||EN 12372||16.8|
|Wear Resistance (mm)||EN 14157||18.4|
|Ultrasonic Velocity (m/s)||5239|
Over 98% Calcite, 0.7% Dolomite, 0.7% Quarts, 0.2% organic Carbon, Less then 0.1% Iron Sulfite
Due to its extremely low Iron composite content, Irish blue limestone is suitable for use in pressurized urban or industrial environments without risk of compromising the stone through brown discolouration or staining.