Kivilähde’s own range of stone for interior design and other projects

Kivilähde quarries stone in Rautavaara, Varpaisjärvi and Kiuruvesi. Dark Lilac Pearl stone is quarried from Rautavaara, while flecked Silver Green comes from Varpaisjärvi and dark Green Sea is quarried in Kiuruvesi.

The types of stone we quarry ourselves are an excellent choice for a range of interior design and yard projects. Different surface treatments can be used on the types of stone to bring out their best features for the desired application.

Learn more about our own types of stone and range of surface treatment options and ask us for a quote!

 

Kivilähde’s own range of stone for interior design and other projects
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LILAC PEARL

Dark lilac with white quartz stripes. A dark, garnet-rich gneiss. Rather strong variations in pattern and colour. Suitable for all indoor and outdoor applications.

Colour variation: Modest
Weather resistance: Good
Wear resistance: Good
Place of extraction: Kulvemäki, Rautavaara
Extracted since: 2000

Technical characteristics:
Density: 2,928 kg/m3
Water absorption: 0.08 p-%
Compressive strength: 233 Mpa
Flexural strength: 23.9 Mpa
Hardness: 6.1-6.6 Mohs

Mineral composition:
Garnet: 15.9%
Amphibole/Nuummite: 17.5%
Quartz: 39.9%
Cordierite: 22.3%
Chlorite: 3.1%
Biotite: 0.2%
Magnetite: 1.1%

Surface treatment options for Lilac Pearl

Polished surface
Diamond-brushed surface
Matte-honed surface
Flamed surface
Hammered surface
Split surface

Polished surface

A polished surface beautifully highlights the dark lilac shade of Lilac Pearl and is suitable for a wide range of interior design applications.

Diamond-brushed surface

Diamond-brushing gives the stone a matte finish and a slightly uneven surface structure. A diamond-brushed surface is suitable for various interior design applications.

Matte-honed surface

A matte-honed surface is evenly silky throughout. A matte-honed surface is suitable for various interior design applications.

Flamed surface

Stone flaming makes the surface of the stone rough. Flamed surfaces are used in yard and construction stone applications where the surface of the stone must not be slippery. A flamed surface is lighter than a honed surface.

Hammered surface

Hammering makes the surface of the stone rough. A hammered surface is lighter than a honed surface. A hammered surface is suitable for various yard and construction applications in which the surface of the stone must not be slippery.

Split surface

Split surfaces are used in yard and construction stone applications. Splitting highlights the stone’s rough, natural surface.

SILVER GREEN

A harmonious and silvery patterned quartzite that can be used in a wide range of colour schemes. It can be used decoratively indoors or outdoors.

Colour variation: Modest
Weather resistance: Good
Wear resistance: Good
Place of extraction: Varpaisjärvi

Technical characteristics:
Compressive strength: 169.0 Mpa
Flexural strength: 18.1 Mpa
Hardness: 5.7 Mohs

Mineral composition:
Quartz: 65.2%
Muscovite: 10.1%
Chlorite: 17.2%
Epidote: 7.0%
Biotite: 0.5%

Surface treatment options for Silver Green

Polished surface
Diamond-brushed surface
Matte-honed surface
Flamed surface
Hammered surface
Split surface

Polished surface

A polished surface is suitable for various interior design applications.

Diamond-brushed surface

Diamond-brushing gives the stone a matte finish and a slightly uneven surface structure. A diamond-brushed surface is suitable for various interior design applications.

Matte-honed surface

A matte-honed surface is dimmer than a polished or diamond-brushed surface. Its silky appearance pairs beautifully with a number of stone options in interior design.

Flamed surface

Stone flaming provides a rough texture on the surface of the stone. A flamed surface is suitable for yard and construction applications in which the surface of the stone must not be slippery. A flamed surface is slightly lighter than a honed surface.

Hammered surface

A hammered surface is rough and matte. Hammering is a suitable surface treatment for yard stones when the stone must not be slippery. A hammered surface is lighter than a honed surface.

Split surface

Splitting highlights the natural broken surface of the stone. Splitting is a suitable surface treatment for various yard and construction stones.

GREEN SEA

Granite consisting of feldspar minerals and quartz. The feldspar can be seen under light as 2-4 cm crystals distinguishable by their greyish green glow. Quartz is slightly bluish; the quartz content varies. The structure is unaligned. Suitable for all applications both indoors and outdoors.

Colour variation: Minor
Weather resistance: Good
Wear resistance: Good
Place of extraction: Kiuruvesi

Technical characteristics:
Density: 2,785 kg/m3
Water absorption: 0.10 p-%
Compressive strength: 187 Mpa
Flexural strength: 16.0 Mpa
Hardness: 6.0 Mohs

Mineral composition:
Orthoclase: 33%
Plagioclase: 36%
Quartz: 5%
Orthopyroxene: 12%
Hornblende: 6%
Biotite: 3%
Other: 5%

Surface treatment options for Green Sea

Polished surface
Matte-honed surface
Flamed surface
Hammered surface
Split surface

Polished surface

A polished surface is suitable for a wide range of interior design applications.

Matte-honed surface

When matte-honed, Green Sea has a silky-soft appearance and is a beautiful option for many interior design applications.

Flamed surface

Stone flaming makes the surface of the stone rough. A flamed surface is suitable for various yard and construction applications in which the surface of the stone must not be slippery. A flamed surface is lighter than a honed surface.

Hammered surface

Like flaming, hammering makes the surface of the stone rough. A hammered surface is suitable for various yard and construction applications in which the surface of the stone must not be slippery. A hammered surface is lighter than a honed surface.

Split surface

A split surface highlights the natural surface of the stone. Split surfaces are a suitable option for yard and construction stones.


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