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Thread: Installing Luxury Showers on Airplanes and Private Yachts: Using Light Weight Marble

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    Default Stone Installation Crew Refuses to Install Stone

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    Default Pictures of Light Weight Stone Panel Testing

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    Default Soak Testing - Light Weight Stone Panels

    I decided to soak test my sample and first boiled up a few cups of water. The water covered my test sample completely and I notice lots of fine bubbles coming off the sample. A sign to me that little amounts of water are entering the stone. It's clear as day that lots of fill is used on these light weight stone panels.





    I checked the test today and found there to be no lose of strength from the adhesive used to fix the stone to the backer material - that's good. I will leave the stone to soak another day and then remove it - then wait to see if the stone changes in appearance.

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    Default Forza Stone Panel: White Carrara, Crema Marfil, Light Emperador, Dark Emperador

    After some more research on light weight stone panels I found this web page - looks like the product I have a sample of is this

    Forza Stone Panel - Cream Marfil

    I have taken the sample out of the water and placed it on my cast iron radiator to dry out. After a day of sitting the stone looks the same. I did not notice any de-bonding of the stone from the alumimum backing material at all.

    The website from Forza stone is talking about 800% increase in strength - this data has to be taken from testing side by side with 1/4" stone not side by side with 3/4" stone.



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    URL: http://www.forzastone.com/images/PanelsBreakdown.jpg

    Looking at this diagram it looks like the same kind of construction that the marble panel I had has.

    Looks like the parent company is from Down Under. I'm going to reach out to the tech department and ask a few questions. Might be that the samples I have are a knock of of the Forza Panel. I'll see if I can get a sample direct from this outfit....

    Forza Stone Panel Contact Info

    info@forzastone.com

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    1-888-99FORZA (36792)

    Australia & New Zealand
    Specialised Stone Services Ltd.
    65A View Road,
    Glenfield,
    (PO Box, 30-1192, Albany)
    Auckland,
    New Zealand.
    Ph: 022 GO FORZA ( 022.46.36792 )
    E: forzainfo@ymail.com
    F: 09-443-6017
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