Natural stone, and granite in particular, provides organic beauty, indisputable strength and ultra durability. Granite is one of the oldest and most respected building materials. Traditionally, it is the ideal material chosen by architects and engineers when permanence, enduring colour and texture, and complete freedom from deterioration and maintenance are paramount.
Granite can be used indoors and outdoors. Both eye-catching and ageless, granite is available in a slew of striking colours, textures and finishes that will complement any decor. Granite is the ultimate material for interior design on bench tops, bath vanities, reception desks, conference tables, fireplaces, pedestals and bistro tables. As an architectural stone, granite is used extensively for paving, can be installed on stairs, copings, window sills, moldings, columns, interior and exterior cladding panels. Granite can hold up in the most demanding situations, such as commercial kitchens in restaurants and institutions. Its inherent strength makes it highly resistant to wear and tear on interior flooring applications. When used outdoors, granite’s mineralogical composition can endure freeze and thaw cycles. The diamond-like hardness of granite makes it impervious to extreme heat, ultraviolet light, acids, and abrasions. However, it is somewhat porous and requires a penetrating sealer to deter stains. Granite and Stone Gallery sells the stone care products for all its product range for you to carry out this annual maintenance procedure.
Granite is dense and coarse grained and one of the hardest materials on earth, ranking close to that of quartz and diamonds. Granite is an igneous rock, which means it was once molten and formed as it slowly cooled deep within the earth’s surface. Minerals appear within granite as small flecks or nodules throughout the stone, creating a “salt and pepper” effect. Some types have veining similar to that of marble.