Swedish Brown Bjärlöv

A warm, grey-brown stone that is highly homogenous in a way normally reserved for black stones. Note that despite its name, Swedish Brown Bjärlöv comes under the grey stone category. This is because its colour varies depending on the surface processing and can be perceived as either grey or brown.

Finishes

About Bjärlöv

The Bjärlöv quarry is north of the city of Kristianstad in Skåne province, and has been around since the early 1900s. There is a rich deposit of granite here, which is world leading when it comes to cleavability, producing the beautiful, varied raw surface. It is also ideal for making paving stones, kerbstones and walls.

 

The material is used to clad floors and walls in the Taipei metro system in Taiwan. Malmö, Helsingborg, Simrishamn and Linköping are some of the Swedish cities to use Bjärlöv granite extensively on their streets and squares.

About the material

Swedish Brown Bjärlöv polished

Technical properties Standard Unit Value
Apparent densityEN 1936KG / M32640
Water absorptionEN 13755WEIGHT %0,1
Abrasion resistance, Böhme (based on weight measurement)EN 14157MM35354
Slip resistance, honed surface (dry)EN 14231SRV63
Slip resistance, honed surface (wet)EN 14231SRV24
Flexural strengthEN 12372MPa15,9 average 18,0
standard deviation 1,0
Compressive strengthEN 1926MPa236, average 265
standard deviation 13,8
Breaking load at dowel holesEN13364N2116, average 2354,
standard deviation 119,6
Petrographic compositionEN 12407 (only main components)
Potassium feldspar%48
Quartz%31
Biotite%9
Plagioclase%9

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Swedish Brown Bjärlöv

A warm, grey-brown stone that is highly homogenous in a way normally reserved for black stones. Note that despite its name, Swedish Brown Bjärlöv comes under the grey stone category. This is because its colour varies depending on the surface processing and can be perceived as either grey or brown.

Finishes

About Bjärlöv

The Bjärlöv quarry is north of the city of Kristianstad in Skåne province, and has been around since the early 1900s. There is a rich deposit of granite here, which is world leading when it comes to cleavability, producing the beautiful, varied raw surface. It is also ideal for making paving stones, kerbstones and walls.

 

The material is used to clad floors and walls in the Taipei metro system in Taiwan. Malmö, Helsingborg, Simrishamn and Linköping are some of the Swedish cities to use Bjärlöv granite extensively on their streets and squares.

About the material

Swedish Brown Bjärlöv polished

Technical properties Standard Unit Value
Apparent densityEN 1936KG / M32640
Water absorptionEN 13755WEIGHT %0,1
Abrasion resistance, Böhme (based on weight measurement)EN 14157MM35354
Slip resistance, honed surface (dry)EN 14231SRV63
Slip resistance, honed surface (wet)EN 14231SRV24
Flexural strengthEN 12372MPa15,9 average 18,0
standard deviation 1,0
Compressive strengthEN 1926MPa236, average 265
standard deviation 13,8
Breaking load at dowel holesEN13364N2116, average 2354,
standard deviation 119,6
Petrographic compositionEN 12407 (only main components)
Potassium feldspar%48
Quartz%31
Biotite%9
Plagioclase%9

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