BELLAMBI BLUESTONE (HONED SURFACE)
BLUESTONE FLOORING TILES
Bellambi bluestone with a honed finish is available in two shades light and dark grey. The dark honed product is derived from darker coloured rock which is slightly less dense than the light material. It also has a small percentage of of unique "cat's paws". The light honed Bluestone has a soft mid-grey surface with micro holes that are almost invisible to the eye and no cat's paws. It is extremely dense with low water absorption rates and does not scratch easily. On the tests we have conducted there is no evidence of moisture sensitivity. All the available evidence indicates this stone has impressive durability.
PROJECT IMAGES - HONED BELLAMBI BLUESTONE
BLUESTONE STONE QUALITY RATING
INDICATIVE TEST RESULTS
Flexural strength (ASTM C880) (dried) - 30.7 MPa
Flexural strength (ASTM C880) (wet) - 24.0 MPa
Density (ASTM C97-02) - 2802 kg/m3
Water absorption (ASTM 616) by volume (porosity) - 3.25%
Water absorption (ASTM 616) by weight - 1.16%
Slip resistance (AS/NZS 4586-2004) - 37X (risk of slipping when wet = moderate)
Resistance to salt attack weight loss (AS/NZS 4456.10) - 0.18 %
Resistance to salt attack classification (AS/NZS 4456.10) - A (suitable for wet, dry & salt attack cycles)
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.
BLUESTONE SUITABILITY & USES
The honed surface is ideal for indoor use on both floors and walls.
BLUESTONE - IDEAL FOR WALL CLADDING
This product is also ideal for wall cladding using an adhesive recommended (eg ardex) for wall fixing. the adhesive should be "buttered" evenly over the back of the tile to avoid possible discolouration on the front of the tile. fixing by the spot bonding method should not be considered.