DekorFlake is a range of natural Mica flakes designed to impart a decorative metallic or natural sparkle effect for decorative concrete.
- Product uses
- Product information
- Mineral information
LKAB Minerals exclusively source the highest quality Muscovite and Phlogopite Mica from proven reserves worldwide. From these natural Micas, we manufacture DekorFlake products in our European plant. The production process increases the natural colour effects of the Mica raw material. We create a range of large flaked or fine powdered products in bronze, silver, gold and black.
We offer a wide variety of aesthetic effects which become achievable with our DekorFlake particle sizes and colours. Different addition levels allow a further variety of finishes to be achieved such as granite, flecked, glittering/sparkling or metallic lustre.
Properties of DekorFlake – Micas
All DekorFlake colours and grades are resistant to UV, weather, chemical and thermal degradation. The minerals are also compatible with a choice of organic and inorganic matrices and systems.
The main physical properties of DekorFlake include:
- Metallic lustre
- Controlled colour consistency
- Tightly controlled particle size distribution
- UV stability
- Weather resistance
- Solvent resistance
- Acid and alkali resistance
- Tough but flexible, plate-shaped particles
Our DekorFlake products are used in for example:
- Decorative concrete
- Decorative paint
- Solid surfaces
This mineral gives the above-mentioned products a decorative look. If you have another application for DekorFlake, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our sales colleagues via the below contact form.
DekorFlake standard grades
- Gold: 175, 325, 650, 1500
- Silver: 125, 175, 325, 650, 1500
- Bronze: 175, 325, 650
- Black: 325
Our product range is available in paper sacks or big bags. Due to the conditions of the product, no bulk solution is available.
DekorFlake mineral origin
We produce our DekorFlake from Phlogopite and Muscovite Mica. The origins for these minerals are as following:
Phlogopite is associated with metamorphosed limestone and ultrabasic rocks. Particularly hydrothermal veins formed through metasomatism of magnesium-rich rocks as well as ultrabasic and carbonatite ring intrusions associated with ancient shield areas. We source our LKAB Minerals‘ Phlogopite Mica from a major deposit in Finland.
Muscovite is a constituent of acid igneous rocks like granite, pegmatite or alaskite, some regionally metamorphosed rocks and clastic sedimentary rocks, and is a product of alteration. Most commercial deposits are derived from pegmatites which contain 1-2% and rarely up to 10% muscovite. You can find Mica in many regions of the world in the form of pegmatite rock and mica schist.
Phlogopite and Muscovite Mica are both non-toxic natural minerals. For further information, please download the Safety Data Sheets from the documentation tab.
What is the typical composition for solid surfaces?+
A typical composition for using our DekorFlake in solid surfaces used in bathrooms and kitches is ~60-70% ATH (coarse), acrylic or polyester resin, pigments + decorative effect particles (usual concentration ~ 1%)
What is the typical composition for quartz-based surfaces using DekorFlake?+
Quartz powder (>90%) + Resin + Pigments + Aggregates + Decorative particles (mirror particles, DekorFlakes)
Can DekorFlake withstand high pressure and temperature?+
Yes, our DekorFlake can handle high pressures and temperatures typical from industrial processes such as ceramics or solid surface production.
How do you produce ceramic tiles with DekorFlake effects?+
You can add our sparkling mineral in two ways:
- Humid mix: Mix of glaze + water + DekorFlake. This mix is dosed onto tiles and fixed on the the brick in a furnace
- Dry mix: Transparant grind granules + DekorFlake. Dose onto the tiles with vibration and fixed on the the brick in a furnace