Basaltina
FINISH: Honed

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Basaltina - Honed_web

Product photography and samples are to be used as a general guide. Color as well as percentage, size and shape of markings will vary. Sizes are nominal, not actual.

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Material Considerations
Explains what to expect with materials. IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE, READ THIS.
Inventory Overview
Defines material options and availability.
Applications Guide
Lists the materials most commonly used in each application.
Care + Maintenance
Gives guidelines for ensuring that materials last over time.
Technical Performance Specs
Defines criteria we use to rate the performance of our materials.
MATERIAL: Basalt
COLOR RANGE: Gray
Inventory
Availability Type Nominal Size Thickness Finish
Stock Tile 12"x36" 5/8" Honed
Stock Tile 24"x24" 5/8" Honed
Stock Slab Varies by lot, see stock. 2CM Honed
Stock Slab Varies by lot, see stock. 3CM Honed

STOCK - Items are generally in stock in select sizes. Inventory levels vary.
LIMITED STOCK - Boutique items. Available in smaller quantities due to material demand and availability.
QUICK SHIP - Items are available in quantities up to 2,000 SF and are available to ship in 7 business days or less.
SPECIAL ORDER - Items are not in stock. Lead time vary. Ask your sales consultant for details.

Refer to Inventory Overview PDF for "Availability" descriptions.

Applications
Exterior Cladding Exterior Pavers Interior Walls Interior Floors Kitchen Countertops Other Countertops Wet Areas Traffic
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Heavy Commercial

Refer to Applications Guide PDF for descriptions and most commonly used materials by application.

Care + Maintenance
Pre-Grouting Protection Initial Cleaning Protection
Natural Effect
Protection
Color Enhancing
Standard
Maintenance
Special
Maintenance
NA Fila Cleaner Fila MP90 Fila Stone Plus Fila Cleaner NA

Refer to Care + Maintenance PDF for descriptions and cleaning instructions.

Important information about this material
Basalt is a porous material with naturally-occuring holes that may remain unfilled or be factory-filled with resin or cement. Do not use resin-filled materials outside, as the resin will discolor over time. See the Applications Guide PDF for alternatives.

 Technical Performance Specs
Rating ABRASION RESISTANCE
(The ability of a material to resist surface wear.)
Medium This material has medium abrasion resistance. It rates as a 3.5-6.5 on the Mohs scale. It is more resistant to scratching than materials with a low abrasion resistance rating (i.e. certain marbles and limestones, onyx, schist and slate). It is not as resistant to scratching as materials with a high abrasion resistance rating (i.e. granite, quartzite and porcelain tile).
Rating ABSORPTION
(The relative porosity of a material.)
High This material has a medium to high absorption rate. Always seal this material prior to use. Properly seal the material prior to grouting by applying several coats of sealant or until water beads up on the surface. Use Fila PRW200 to avoid staining from grout residues and specify a grout color that is similar to the color of the stone to avoid color bleeding into the material. Use low moisture setting materials. To reduce the appearance of stains, always wipe up spills immediately. Oil and highly-pigmented liquids can penetrate and stain the stone and may need poultice to remove the stain.
Rating ACID SENSITIVITY
(The likelihood of a material reacting to acidic foods or liquids.)
Minimal This material is minimally sensitive to acids. It will not acid etch or lose its surface sheen when exposed to acidic liquids such as lemons or tomatoes.
Rating FREEZE-THAW
(The ability of a material to withstand freeze-thaw cycles in exterior applications.)
All Exteriors Due to this material's Minimal or Moderate Absorption rating, its Abrasion Resistance rating, color fastness and tensile strength, this material is suitable for all exterior applications where freeze-thaw cycles are a concern. Use MIA standards for thickness in exteriors and consult an engineer regarding fastening systems and thickness/tensile strength required for your project. This material will patina.

Refer to Technical Performance Specs PDF for descriptions of criteria.

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