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Sophie Williams, Interior Design, Atlis Architecture, Pyrmont
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Hunters Hill 26/7/11
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Marble / Quartzite Tiles, Outdoor Pavers for Landscaping, Pools & Patios
Grey Gum Tiles & pavers - Stone Type
Recent test results indicate that the level of quartz in this stone has fallen below the ASTM standards to be technically a quartzite, even though it looks like quartzite and cleaves like quartzite.
The high level of calcite in the recent samples sent for testing make the stone technically a marble. In the future, we may get dispatches from the same quarry with lower levels of calcite which might make the stone technically a quartzite! Sometimes the changes are not apparent and that is why we get the stone independently tested (see test results at the foot of the page).
Our apologies for the posible confusion - we are just trying to be truthful is describing one of our most popular products that we have been selling for nearly 20 years without a single recorded problem.
"Indestructible Natural Stone" - Customer Feedback
This natural stone is very dense and tough and nothing seems to damage it. "Our son ran over the new quartzite floor with his bicycle with a flat tyre and the scraping rim didn't make a scratch"
Grey Gum Pavers - "Safe Around Pools"
This stone is the most popular choice for use around pools because of its high resistance to salt attack and its safe, "grippy" surface when wet. It is one of the world's finest paving stones.
Quartzite Tiles - "Doesn't Show the Dirt"
"The Grey Gum floor gets dirty but you don't notice it - the grey and gold colour disguises it beautifully". This make cleaning and maintenance less stressful.
Tiler said "Great Quality Natural Stone"
The tiler said that he had laid a lot natural stone but this was one of his favourites because the stone was "dense with impressive quality and almost no breakages and chipping" occurred when he unpacked the crates.
Grey Gum in Random Pattern
Grey Gum marble / quartzite is also available in a random pattern format as shown in the image on the right. This has been taken at the recently completed Itacho Sushi Restaurant at Sydney Airport.
The impressive and very modern design was created by Melbourne architects Baenziger Coles who used the stone in the higher traffic areas of the restaurant to delineate a pathway around the table settings.
The choice of stone for the purpose was impeccable; grey gum is a very dense stone and is very serviceable and extremely durable.
The random pattern is available on netted sheets each of which is just over 0.3 square metres in size. Each sheet fits perfectly with surrounding sheets. The edges are dressed.
Random pattern quartzite is used on both floors and walls - see image on the right.Make an enquiry
Grey Gum - Product /images
Grey Gum Tiles (12-14mm)
Grey Gum Pavers (30mm)
Grey Gum Bullnose Coping (25mm)
Grey Gum Random Pattern (12-15mm)
See project photo of random pattern flooring used in the Itacho Sushi Bar, Sydney Airport - above right.Make an enquiry
- Body tile - 400x400x12-14mm
- Pavers - 400x400x30mm. See Pavers for more information.
- Bullnose coping - 400x400x25mm, 400x400x30mm
- Random pattern - 3 sheets/cov.m2, 12-15mm
- Stackstone - 400x100x20-40mm
- Cladding - 400x95x10-15mm
Click here to see all quartzite specifications.
Stone Quality Rating - Grey Gum
|Porosity (1 star = highly porous)|
|Water absorption (1 star = highly absorbent)|
|Resistance to salt attack (durability)|
Indicative Test Results
- Slip resistance (AS/NZS 4586-2004) - 56V (risk of slipping when wet = very low)
- Modulus of Rupture (ASTM C99M-09) (dried) - 17.2 MPa
- Modulus of Rupture (ASTM C99M-09) (wet) - 14.5 MPa
- Density (ASTM C97-02) - 2705 kg/m3
- Water absorption (ASTM C97M-09) by volume (porosity) - 0.09%
- Water absorption (ASTM C97M-09) by weight - 0.25%
- Resistance to salt attack weight loss (AS/NZS 4456.10-2003) - 0.10%
- Resistance to salt attack classification (AS/NZS 4456.10-2003) - A (resistant to wet, dry & salt attack cycles)
- Resistance to salt attack (AS/NZS 4456.10-2003) mode of decay - minor surface pitting visible
NB The benchmarks for use of stone around salt water pools is 0.1% weight loss or less with a minimum slip resistance classification of W.
Data Source - Stone Initiatives 20/9/2012
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