Granit Tarn is mined in south-western France, in the department of Tarn (hence its name), in a massif called Sidobre, near Castres. Its remarkable properties, such as very low absorbency and total frost resistance, make it one of the hardest and best granites in the world.
Its visual and aesthetic aspect is also unique because of its nice, gray color and very regular grain size.
|Volumetric density||Impregnability||Porosity||Compressive strength||Flexural strength||Abrasion resistance||Frost-resistance (after 240 cycles)|
|2660 kg/m3||0,41 %||0,90 %||171 Mpa||16 Mpa||24,1 mm||whole|
French granite Tarn is known all over the world. This is evidenced by numerous facades of buildings, floors and pavements that were made of it, among others:
- Champs Elysees in Paris, France.
- Jean Jaures Square in Castres, France.
- Olympic stadium in Barcelona, Spain.
- European Cultural Center in Geneva, Switzerland.
- Szabo Ervin Square in Budapest, Hungary
- And many others…