My question relates to the freeze-thaw requirements on a Natural Stone
My company is coming up with a new product for US market: natural stone
veneer panels from limestone. These panels come in standard sizes in
flats and corners. The individual pieces of stones, that form the
standard size panel, are glued together by high quality epoxy.
I am familiar with ASTM C1026 (Standard test method for measuring the
resistance of ceramic tile to freeze-thaw cycling) which requires the
panels to be exposed to 50 Freeze-Thaw cycles.
Question: What requirement would and Architect, Designer, Building
Official would have on this type of a product on the East coast
(Boston, New York, Connecticut areas) and what other tests should we
run on our product (natural stone panels) in order to make it easy for
Architects and Designers to specify it.