Labradorite Blue granite: Material of the weekFri, Aug, 2014
Labradorite Blue granite: material of the week
Labradorite Blue granite is stone from Madagascar and our material of the week.
Close up image of a Labradorite Blue granite slab
Stone name: Labradorite Blue granite
Pseudonyme:Labradorite Blue Green,Labradorite Green,Tsoa Pearl,Labradorite Madagaskar, Labradorite Blue Austral
Texture: Coarse grain
Main colour: Green
Average slab size: 2900x1800mm
Tiles: Available. Please ask for lead times
Applications: Interior and exterior: worktops, wall cladding, bar tops, floor tiling.
Classification: Granite (internationally) / Anorthosite (European Standard)
Slab variation: High
Bending strength: 16.3 MPa
Labradorite Blue is a granite also classified as a semi-precious stone due to its composition, rare looks with blue iridescent areas and price grouping.
Based on ancient experiences, it is believed owners of Labradorite Blue Green granite are blessed by mystical characteristics of this granite.
This stone is quarried mainly on the regions of ThIhosy and Ihorombe in Madagascar and it is both quarried as a building material and a gemstone. It can also be found in Finland, Ukraine and some regions in Australia.
Picture of a Labradorite Blue Green granite rock
Details to look out for in terms of good quality Labradorite Blue green granite are lack of hairline cracks on close inspection and finding material with as limited variation as possible within tolerance.
Sometimes the fact that a slab comes with nicely finished edges and corners can show a degree of care from the quarry of origin.
Picture of a Labradorite Green Blue slab
It is usually best to take at least a few days to source appropriate slabs.
Variation from a small sample seen at early stages of a project may not always be representative of a whole new slab delivered to a site.
MKW Surfaces recommends that the architect/designer and/or end client chooses the slabs they would like to receive for their project.
Image of Labradorite Blue green kitchen worktops@ Lucian Stone in Canada.
MKW Surfaces recently finished a residential project where Labradorite Blue was the main feature in a kitchen. We were commisioned with producing 30mm tops with a rounded island which had the inclusion of brass inserts flush to the top and edges of the stone.
Brass inserts on a rounded island added a flair of opulence to the kitchen
Each piece of stone was carefully manufactured to align with the door cabinets of the units
Precision and craftsmanship displayed on the above Image of the island installed by MKW Surfaces.
Hob run in a residential kitchen finished with Labradorite Blue Green granite
Brass inserts on each of the 6 pieces composing the kitchen island
This material is also used in jewellery (rings, necklaces, ornaments and furniture) and feature areas in any room.
A hearth in Labradorite Blue granite by interior designer Barbara Bright (image by Andrew Mc Kinney)