Granite is an intrusive rock, formed beneath the earth’s crust by magma flowing into deep pockets and cooling under tremendous pressure.
Granite is the most popular and practical natural stone work surface available. With its huge range of colours and patterning, there will always be a granite colour that will enhance the look of any kitchen or bathroom. Granite is an igneous stone, and in many granites, the lava flow/direction can clearly be seen in the material. Bookmatched granite can also be supplied at Landford Stone and is a popular choice in granite with a high element of detail and character.
Granite has wide variations in colour, texture and veining that contribute to its natural beauty. It can be supplied in a number of finishes and its high strength and low porosity give it hard-wearing properties which make it an ideal material for kitchen or bathroom work surfaces.
Mineral deposits denote the colours, and facets within the stone reflect the light as no other material can do. Granite blocks are quarried, carefully sliced and polished to the degree of polish required.
They are often resined before polishing to fill any naturally occurring occlusions and enhance the colours and grain.
Cristed Stone is our provider of granite stone, based in Italy. You can view the actual granite slabs that are available to order in real-time.
PROPERTIES OF GRANITE
Lighter untreated granites can be stained by red wine or oil splashes, while darker denser granites are much less prone to staining. Landford Stone treat all granite work surfaces with a proprietary sealant that will inhibit penetration by liquids that can stain the material.
Granite is the most heat resistant natural material available for work surfaces, and only a naked flame or a red hot metal surface can damage a granite worktop.
We do not recommend chopping or cutting directly onto the granite work surface due to advances in modern knife manufacture. With vidiam tipped knives now being able to cut or scratch any surface from glass to limestone, we always recommend using a chopping board either in wood, toughened glass or acrylic.
Please take care when removing heavy pots, pans or plates from the dishwasher. If the edge of the base is hit against the top edge of the worktop with force, it can chip the edge which will necessitate a chargeable repair visit.
Granite Select Range
All these materials are in stock and available to view in full size slabs.
Granite Classic Range
Granite Premier Range
Please ask if we currently have any in stock.