An Excellent Choice For Heavily Used Surfaces
One of the most popular natural stones on the market, new granite resources are continually being located and developed throughout the world.
Granite is used for exterior cladding and pavement material, and its inherent strength, abrasion resistance and superior weathering durability keep it one of the preeminent material selections available to today’s architects. Granite has been employed as the traditional material for municipal curbs, where its strength and durability have been documented with decades of vehicular abuse. In the northern climates where snow melting chemicals are used heavily, granite resists the attack of these caustic agents.
Being one of the hardest of the dimension stone types, the use of granite has skyrocketed in residential interior applications as a result. Available in a striking array of colors, granite’s durability, longevity, and economy make it ideal for kitchen countertops and other heavily used surfaces, including table tops and floors.
Absorption rates (% water, by weight) of stones in this group range from 0.05% to 0.40%, indicating that the available pore volume capable of harboring a staining agent is very slight. Impregnating repellents are sometimes used to further reduce the stain resistance of these materials.