Nordic Black

Nordic Black - Granite


This granite’s mystifying shades of dark black, woven with fine white threads, will give your design allure thanks to its intriguing large mineral structure that refracts light in the facets of the mega crystals lying just below the surface. A very homogeneous stone with a tightly interlocking metallic-like grain, it is an appropriate material selection for any residential or commercial project.

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Quarry Location

Rivière-Pentecôte, QC, CA


ASTM ImperialMetric
Absorption by weightASTM C970.09%0,09%
Compressive strengthASTM C17020 870Psi143,9Mpa
DensityASTM C97169.7lb/ft32 718kg/m3
Modulus of ruptureASTM C992 001Psi13,80Mpa

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Category Name Credits Requirements Compatibility
Materials & ResourcesResource Reuse: 5% & 10% (1-2 pts)3.1 & 3.2 Use salvaged, refurbished or reused materials, products and furnishings for 5% to 10% of the total cost of building materialManufacturer regularly sources product to refinish and refurbish from existing demolition projects such as historic buildings. Contact Manufacturer for specific information.
Materials & ResourcesRegional Materials: 10% & 20% (Extracted and Manufactured Regionally) (1-2 pts)5.1 & 5.210% to 20% of all project materials (by weight) to be extracted and manufactured within 800km - 2400km via truck or rail respectively.Due to the location of our quarries and installation, our granite and marble are considered local products mainly in the North East of the United States and the East Coast in general. See our location map.
Materials & ResourcesDurable Building (1 pt)8.0Develop and implement a Durable Building Plan. This includes choosing durable materials and components which reduce the need for new materials and the environmental costs of resource extraction, production processes and waste disposal.If product is well maintained: Low traffic interior = 150+ years, High traffic interior = 40+ years. Low traffic exterior = 75+ years. Well maintained countertops can last 150+ years. Results may vary.
Sustainable SitesHeat Island Effect: Non-Roof (1 pt)7.1Provide shade (within 5 years) and/or use light-coloured / high-albedo materials (reflectance of at least 0.3) and/or open grid pavement for at least 30% of the site’s non-roof impervious surfaces, including parking lots, walkways, plazas, etc.;This product is light-coloured and can be used as exterior walkways. *Emissivity testing by ASTM TBA.
Energy & AtmosphereMinimum and Optimal Energy Performance (1-10 pts)Prerequisite 2 & Credit 1Design the building to surpass either CBIP or ASHRAE energy performance standards for a building.This product can aid in achieving this credit by adding thermal mass to the building as cladding or other large installation application. *Dependent on Architect.
Materials & ResourcesConstruction Waste Management: 50% & 75% (1-2 pts)2.1 & 2.2Divert 50% to 75% project construction waste from landfillManufacturer does not have a take back program, however, due to the value of the product it is rarely sent to the landfill. *Dependent on contractor.
Indoor Environmental QualityConstruction IAQ management plan: During Construction (1 pt)3.1“Materials that are potentially noxious should be identified by the project architect, and control measures specified, as described in the SMACNA guidelines.” (CaGBC recommendation but NOT part of the required LEED submittals).This product may off-gas a very small amount of Radon. *This is not part of LEED required submittals.* Dependent on architect.
Indoor Environmental QualityLow-Emitting Materials: Adhesives and Sealants (1pt)4.1The VOC content of adhesives, sealants and sealant primers used must be less than the VOC content limits of the State of California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule #1168, October 2003.The manufacturer does not have a specific recommended adhesive or sealant for this product. However, in order to meet the requirements of this credit the installer should use third party certified LOW VOC adhesives & sealants. *Dependent on installer.
  • Nordic Black Surface

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Rivière-Pentecôte, QC, CA

Nordic Black Polished

Nordic Black Polished

The following images represente range of colors and characteristics specific to this stone.

  • NOR-001: White hair line (less than 2mm wide)

    NOR-002: White vein

    NOR-007: Presence of "skin/flakes"

    NOR-002-F: White vein (thermal flamed)

    NOR-004: Presence of olivines

    NOR-001 F: White hairline, less than 2mm (thermal flamed)

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