The formation of Sodalite reveals a particular geodynamic signature, which reflects the evolutionary origin of very ancient terrain. The Bahia of 700 million years ago was the scene of unique natural processes that today express the beauty of a precious past.

One of the most imposing geological phenomenon in nature is the formation of stones from the cooling of magmas that emerge from the interior of the Earth. This fluid enriched in various chemical elements has specific characteristics that dictate what type of stone will be birthed from its solidification.

Sodalite crystallizes into magmas rich in sodium and aluminum under very controlled geological conditions. When the rising magma slowly cools inside the earth’s crust, it forms irregular bodies up to hundreds of meters, but distributed in a restricted manner, which makes Sodalite so precious.

Its strong royal blue color is the manifestation of the wide occurrence of the mineral sodalite, which gives name to this noble and desired stone. Its white veins bring the precipitated zeolites from the dissolution of primary minerals, while the gray-green tones are late crystallizations of carbonates, micas and opaque minerals.

Sodalita has a wide spectrum of applications due to low absorption and high mechanical strength.

INTERNAL FLOORS

INTERNAL WALLS

KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS (sensitive to acid substances)

EXTERNAL FIREPLACE CLADDING

POLISHED

The technological characterization corresponds to a set of tests that determine the properties of rocks in laboratory environment. They are fundamental to establish the technological parameters of the materials to indicate their application possibilities for different projects.

PETROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
ABNT NBR 15845-1

It consists of the classification of the rock by means of the macroscopic and microscopic description of its characteristics such as mineralogical composition, alteration, deformation and microcracking pattern.

BULK DENSITY (kg/m³)
ABNT NBR 15845-2

It is the relationship between mass and apparent volume of rock. It provides the weight of the rock, being an important parameter for the calculation of loads in buildings.

WATER ABSORPTION ( % )
ABNT NBR 15845-2

It is the capacity of assimilation or incorporation of water by the rock, expressed in percentage.

APPARENT POROSITY (%)
ABNT NBR 15845-2

It is the relationship between the volume of voids and the total volume of the rock expressed in percentage.

COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH
(MPa) ABNT NBR 15845-5

It is the tension that causes the rock to break when subjected to compressive stresses.

FLEXURAL STRENGTH
(MPa) ABNT NBR 15845-7

Determines the rupture by bending efforts in rock plates with commercial thickness, simulating the effect of the wind in plates fixed in facades with metallic anchors.

Sodalita is a 100% natural stone. Its properties reflect the conditions of the formation environment of millions of years ago. A successful specification depends on the knowledge of these properties combined with the performance that the application environment will require.

PETROGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
ABNT NBR 15845-1

QUARTZITE Quartz (88%), Fuchsite (10%), Tourmaline ( 2 % ) , Rutile And Zircon (traces).

APPARENT DENSITY (kg/m³)
ABNT NBR 15845-2

2654

WATER ABSORPTION ( % )
ABNT NBR 15845-2

0,06

APPARENT POROSITY (%)
ABNT NBR 15845-2

0,17

STAINING RESISTANCE
ABNT NBR ISO 10545-14

HIGH

COMPRESSE STRENGTH
(MPa) ABNT NBR 15845-5

148,90

RESISTANCE TO FLEXON
(MPa) ABNT NBR 15845-7

5,10

To maintain the liveliness and conservation of your natural stone it is necessary that some care be taken periodically to provide a useful life to its coating.

We recommend the following basic care:

P E R I O D I C APPLICATION OF IMPREGNATING SEALERS

Once every 12 months.

DAILY CLEANING

Only neutral or specific detergents for natural rocks. Akemi's Basic Cleaner and Bellinzoni's Lem 3 are recommended.

ACCIDENTAL CONTACT WITH STAINING SUBSTANCES

Never leave staining substances for long periods on the surface of the stone. Absorb immediately with paper towels and clean the area with water and neutral detergent.

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