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.
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
|Apparent density||EN 1936||KG / M3||2640||Water absorption||EN 13755||WEIGHT %||0,2||Abrasion resistance, Böhme (based on weight measurement)||EN 14157||MM3||5354||Slip resistance, honed surface (dry)||EN 14231||SRV||63||Slip resistance, honed surface (wet)||EN 14231||SRV||24||Flexural strength||EN 12372||MPa||16,0 average 17,1 |
standard deviation 0,6
|Compressive strength||EN 1926||MPa||246, average 256 |
standard deviation 5
|Breaking load at dowel holes||EN13364||N||2116, average 2354, |
standard deviation 119,6
|Petrographic composition||EN 12407 (only main components)||Potassium feldspar||%||48||Quartz||%||31||Biotite||%||9||Plagioclase||%||9|