Granite has been in use for thousands of years as dimension stone, construction material, decorative, and architectural stone. The natural stone has also been used in bridges, paving and in multiple exterior projects. As an elegant and prestigious material, granite is ideal for a range of interior projects.
Granite tiles: Tiles of granite are used in wall panels and flooring to bring about a high-lustre, elegant exterior.
Kitchen countertops: The most popular use of granite relates to kitchen countertops. The possibilities are endless when it comes to colour, pattern, design, and combinations when granite is used as a countertop material. The demand for granite countertops is increasing because the stone can be custom-cut to desired shape and size while it is available in plenty of pleasing colours and designs that match any interior décor.
Backsplash: Granite is an integral part of a beautiful workstation in kitchens. In addition to being used on countertops, granite can enhance the entire kitchen when used as a backsplash material.
Paving stones: Granite “pavers” or paving stones make an interesting and colourful alternative for paving patios or driveways. When the innate natural stone’s beauty is combined with excellent craftsmanship, the patio or driveway is transformed to create a stunning look and feel. Granite blocks in the past were also used to pave streets in cities.
Construction projects: Granite acts as a structural element apart from used for a veneer or decorative facing to give an attractive and pleasing appearance. Granite also finds use in street curbing which makes the curbs more durable as compared to concrete while enhancing curb appeal.
Headstones: This creates a tough and durable rock, able to withstand climate changes, rain, sleet, snow, and salt. Granite will be difficult to scratch using a knife blade. This makes granite an excellent choice for headstones and monuments since it is heat and water-resistant.
Crushed granite is used as the base material in highway and road construction. The stone also finds use as a base material in construction slabs, foundations and sewage system drains. Crushed granite is a beautiful way to spruce up planter walls and landscaping.