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Stone Selection and Stone Testing (Technical Module)
Technical guide covers aesthetic and design guidelines for selecting natural stone for the most appropriate applications. Includes illustrations of stone veneer cutting, patterns and matching. The stone testing section provides detailed explanations of ASTM C97 Test Methods for Absorption and Bulk Specific Gravity of Dimension Stone; C170 Compressive Strength of Dimension Stone; C120 Flexural Testing of Slate; C880 Flexural Strength of Dimension Stone; C241 Abrasion Resistance of Stone Subjected to Floor Traffic. The test section also provides guidelines in interpreting and applying test results.
This technical module is based on the content contained in the Dimension Stone Design Manual.
From MIA, 2007, 20pp / technical module