Didkovichi granite (Star of Ukraine)
Physical and technical properties of Didkovichi granite
|Density and volumetric weight||2740-2770 kg/m³|
|Compressive strength||149-172 MPa|
|Flexural strength||35 MPa|
|Commercial name||Star of Ukraine|
|Place of birth||Didkovichskoe|
|Quarry location||Ukraine, Zhytomyr region|
|Price tiles 600×300×20 mm polished||42 EUR/m²|
Didkovichi granite and its useful properties
About a hundred kilometers from Zhytomyr to the North, in the vicinity of the village of Didkovichi, there is a deposit of this brown granite. The Didkovichsky quarry itself is a large pit with granite walls, more than 20 meters deep. Moreover, the deeper the blocks of this stone are mined, the better they are – there are fewer cracks in them, and the color is more stable. Regarding the color of Didkovichi granite: for a long time of our work with it, we have established two color selections for this stone:
- dark, rich brown;
- light, rosy brown.
We have a full cycle of stone processing, which allows us to produce products from granite from this deposit with the following types of surfaces:
- Polishing – shiny surface;
- Smooth sanding – shows the depth of color without gloss;
- Heat-treated – a rough surface after flame treatment;
- Sawn – with traces of a diamond tool.
Advantages of Didkovichi granite in relation to other Ukrainian stones
- Huge wear resistance;
- High scratch resistance;
- 100% environmental friendliness;
- Absolute resistance to UV rays;
- Full frost resistance;
- Unlimited service life;
- Very high mechanical compressive strength.
Such excellent performance properties, combined with a wide range of types of surface treatment of this granite, give us the opportunity to offer you a huge number of products from granite from this field.
Granite slabs Star of Ukraine
Have you ever wanted to make the facade of the house in the form of chocolate bars? It’s absolutely real! It is enough to use slabs of brown Didkovichi granite, with deep chamfers around the perimeter. On this facade, 30 mm thick slabs with a polished chamfer of 45 degrees and a depth of 10 mm were used. Installation of plates of this thickness can be carried out “wet” – using cement-polymer adhesive. In this case, it will be mandatory to use a reinforcing mesh fixed to the facade with dowels. However, the best option for mounting such heavy slabs is the ventilated granite facade technology.