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.
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.
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.
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.
This material is also used in jewellery (rings, necklaces, ornaments and furniture) and feature areas in any room.