FINNISH STONE

FINNISH NATURAL STONE IS A UNIQUE MATERIAL.

Every product made from natural stone has its own color and texture. Our Finnish granite is an ecological and ethical choice. Out of it we create products that last forever.

Finnish granites can be used for anything from gravestones, home decor to construction inside and out. Finnish stone is both durable and beautiful, always a dignified and easily maintained addition.

Finnish stone has long traditions. Finnish hard stone, granite, has always been used to build a sustainable environment. A hundred years is a short time for a stone, when one considers old stone-clad buildings, walls and sculptures, representatives of Finland’s strong cultural heritage. Our greatest and most long-lasting architectural achievements are made of stone.

Finnish granite is well-respected abroad. Products made from granite and raw granite has been exported to around the world for decades. Loimaan Kivi wishes to promote the export of finished stone products, marked by our strong know-how in the stone industry.

Our production is increasingly focused on more ecological methods. At our factory in Loimaa we have invested in more energy efficient machines, lighting and heating solutions. Finnish granite is a clean natural product, that requires no chemicals to work with. All stone pieces that are left over from our production is 100 % recyclable, for example as construction aggregate used to build roads. We are proud of the entire chain of production for all our stone products.

AN INITIAL TYPE TESTING ACCORDING TO EN-STANDARDS HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT FOR LOIMAAN KIVI’S FINNISH GRANITE

CE markings is what makes the free movement of products in the European Economic Area possible. It is the manufacturer’s guarantee that the product’s most salient features have been tested according to the harmonized European specifications. The CE marking then reports these features in a harmonized European format. Using the information in the CE marking the user of the product can find out if the product fulfills the local government requirements for use. By getting a CE marking the manufacturer guarantees the product is compliant.

LOCAL PRODUCTION AND SHORT TRANSPORT DISTANCES GUARANTEES A LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT FOR FINNISH NATURAL STONE

We are currently calculating the environmental performance and carbon footprint of our most used construction stones, stone countertops and headstones in order to create an Environmental Product Declaration (EDP). When pursuing carbon neutrality, it is important to be able to measure the environmental impact throughout the entire chain of production. The results will be ready in December 2019 and published by the start of 2020. We will publish the results as soon as they are finished.

 

The Ministry of the Environment has set up a road map for construction with the goal to regulate the carbon footprint of buildings. A method to determine the carbon footprint of a building has been developed at the ministry, which makes it possible to calculate the life-time environmental impact of the entire building, from the production of the raw materials to its eventual demolishing and recycling. Thus, sustainable and effective use of natural resources and longevity become important factors when making purchases. Finnish natural stone is naturally one of the best alternatives in this context as a building material.

 

Buildings and construction cause roughly a third of all greenhouse gases in the world. Many cities and municipalities have declared their intention to become carbon neutral, and it is also the goal of the Finnish state to become carbon neutral by 2035.

 

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PRACTICALITY AND BEAUTY COMBINE IN STONE

Stone is a fully recyclable, ecological natural product. Finnish natural stone can withstand our Finnish seasons, and as far as hardness and resistance to wear and tear, it is in a league of its own. Finnish natural stone is one of the best alternatives for all kinds of building.

Leftover stone from our quarries is constantly being repurposed, and the leftover stone from our factory at Loimaa is used entirely as aggregate for construction. Finnish natural stone is an ecological material, quarried directly from Finland’s rich earth.

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