Material Recommendations for Stone

… granite, marble, limestone, sandstone, basalt, travertine and more.

This chapter offers free of charge Material Recommendations for variety of materials and fixing optimisation.

Given values refer to AVG-Average Values or LEV-Lower Expected Values.

AVG – Average Value is a sum of all test results divided by number of tests.
LEV – Lower Expected Value  is a minimal breaking force for 95% of test results given by confidence level of 75% (based on ETAG 034).
Newest test results and optimisations you can see on Blick’s Vimeo Material Recommendations album
and Blick’s YouTube Playlist: Material Recommendation.

Note: Blick offers Project Recommendation and structural calculations, in which proper values are calculated and are proven by approved structural designer adequate for particular project.
Presented results are for presentation purposes only. Please contact Blick in case of use. Blick does not bears any resposibility for improper use or calculations made based on below data without previous written acceptance.

Stone: Recommendation for 30mm Absolute Black / Nero Assoluto

HDA a Heavy Duty undercut Anchor is set in a strong Absolute Black 30mm granite.
Here you can see pull out test results of an HDA by blick designed for XXL FTF panels.

Average 15mm anchor pullout:

[N]

[lbf]

  • HDA10.15.M830 Heavy Duty Anchor 12850 N / 2888 lbf
  • 10/15mm BSA-S08.10-15.M630 8368 N / 1881 lbf

Stone: Recommendation for Jura Marmor

Here you can see pull out test results of fixing in Jura Marmor made in 30mm panels with 20, 15 and 10mm undercut anchors. Based on this recommendation a facade of Greenfauld School in Glasgow was made.

AVG 20mm anchor pullout [N]

AVG 20mm anchor pullout [lbf]

  • 20mm undercut anchor by Blick pull out in 30mm Jura: 8810N / 1980lbf
  • 15mm undercut anchor by Blick pull out in 30mm Jura: 8544N / 1921lbf
  • 10mm undercut anchor by Blick pull out in 30mm Jura: 4382N / 985lbf
  • Masonry Pin Type system pull out in 40mm Jura Limestone: 1603N / 360lbf

Stone: Recommendation for Kashmir White Granite

Here you can see pull out test results of fixing in Kashmir White Granite made in 30mm panels with 16mm undercut anchors.

AVG 16mm anchor pullout [N]

AVG 16mm anchor pullout [lbf]

Stone: Recommendation for Welch Slate

Here you can see pull out test results of fixing in welch slate made in 30mm panels with 15mm and 10mm undercut anchors. Note: because of specific construction of the stone secret undercut fixings and visible fixings are recommended to fix slates. Masonry dowel-pin type anchors are not recommended.

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [N]

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [lbf]

Stone: Recommendation for Blue Moon Sandstone

Here you can see pull out test results of fixing in Blue Moon Sandstone made in 50mm panels with 17mm undercut anchors.

LEV 17mm anchor pullout [N]

LEV 17mm anchor pullout [lbf]

  • 17mm undercut anchor by Blick pull out in 30mm stone: 5310N / 1198lbf
  • Masonry Pin Type system pull out in 40mm stone: 2073N / 465lbf

Stone: Recommendation for Spanish Slate

Here you can see pull out test results of fixing in spanish slate made in 30mm panels with 15mm undercut anchors. Note: because of specific construction of the stone secret undercut fixings and visible fixings are recommended to fix slates. Masonry dowel-pin type anchors are not recommended.

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [N]

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [lbf]

Stone: Recommendation for Heron Sandstone

Here you can see pull out test results of fixing in 30mm sandstone Heron with 15mm undercut anchors.
There are two fixings compared:
– undercut anchor only,
and
– undercut anchor set with resin to equalize stress.

More about this material find on www.gruszecki.com.pl

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [N]

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [lbf]

  • 15mm undercut anchor by Blick pull out in 30mm stone: 5025N / 1129lbf
  • Masonry Pin Type system pull out in 40mm stone: 1518N / 341lbf

Stone: Recommendation for Basaltina

Here you can see pull out test results of fixing in 20mm Basaltina panels with 15mm undercut anchors.

More about this material find on www.basaltina.it

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [N]

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [lbf]

Stone: Recommendation for Moca Cream Limestone

Here you can see pull out test results of fixing in Moca Cream Limestone made in 30mm panels with 15mm undercut anchors.

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [N]

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [lbf]

Stone: Recommendation for Snow Ray Light Limestone

Here you can see pull out test results of fixing in Snow Ray Light Limestone made in 40mm panels with 16mm undercut anchors. The system was used on facade of Saifi Plaza Project in Lebanon.

LV 16mm anchor pullout [N]

LV 16mm anchor pullout [lbf]

Stone+Alu: Recommendation for Marble – Aluminium Honey Comb

Presented recommendation is for marble – aluminium honey comb 10+10mm in which 15mm undercut hole was made. Presented results were used in Project Recommendation for Palacio de Hierro and structural design for a reference project Palacio de Hierro in Mexico.

AVG 10+10mm anchor pullout [N]

AVG 10+10mm anchor pullout [lbf]

Recommendation for VeroStone® Slim

Presented recommendation is for VeroStone® Slim 5+15mm tile in which 15mm undercut hole was made. One sample test only was made. More about: www.vero-stone.de

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [N]

AVG 15mm anchor pullout [lbf]