Properties | Standard Value | Source |

Linear Shrinkage | Less than 8% | [45] |

Volumetric Shrinkage | Less than 8% | [45] |

Bulk density | 1.6 g/cm | [46] |

Apparent Porosity | Less than 30% | [47] |

Water absorption (24 hrs immersion) | Less than 20% | [48] [49] |

Water absorption (5 hrs boiling) | Less than 25% | [48] |

Saturation Coefficient | Less than 0.9 for normal weather | [48] |

Weight loss | Less than 15% | [50] |

Efflorescence | 0-50% | [42] |

Initial Suction Rate | Between 0.25 to 1.5 Kg/m | [47] |

Compressive Strength | Greater than 5 MPa (low rise building) | [47] |

Thermal conductivity | Not greater than 0.6 W/mK | [41] |

Flexural Strength | 2 MPa | [51] |

Wear rate | 3 mm | [52] |

Water absorption capacity coefficient | ≤10 kg/min | [43] |

Acid resistance test | ≤4% | [44] |