The Marble Institute of America (MIA) and Building Stone Institute (BSI) have launched a natural stone testing lab. This lab offers state-of-the-art testing and reporting capabilities for industry members who are introducing new stone, need project-specific testing, or have outdated technical data.

Special pricing for testing is available for MIA+BSI members, large volume orders, and bundled packages. All testing is performed in-house in MIA+BSI’s lab, including:  ANSI A137.1 Dynamic Coefficient of Friction Using the BOT 3000; ASTM C97 Absorption and Bulk Specific Gravity of Dimension Stone;  ASTM C99 Modulus of Rupture of Dimension Stone; ASTM C170 Compressive Strength of Dimension Stone; ASTM C880 Flexural Strength of Dimension Stone; ASTM C1353 "Abrasion Resistance of Dimension Stone Subjected to Foot Traffic Using a Rotary Platform, Double-Head Abraser"; ASTM C1354 Strength of Individual Stone Anchorages in Dimension Stone; and Freeze/Thaw Testing.

“We believe that MIA+BSI members will find value receiving testing services from its own association,” said Chuck Muehlbauer, MIA+BSI technical director. “Simply stated, money spent on required testing will stay in the industry. Additionally, the lab will further afford our technical department with the means to produce technical studies and reports of value to the membership and industry.”

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