Granite / Quartzite
Granite is an igneous rock formed from magma deep within the earth's crust, granite is generally composed of quartz and feldspar providing high range hardness. In recent years discoveries of so called 'New Granites' have introduced vibrant and amazing opportunities in colours and patterns, no longer limiting the range in granite to only homogeneous patterns.
Extremely scratch resistant, heat resistant and chip resistant with low porosity makes granite an excellent material for both internal and external applications. Ideally suited for kitchen bench tops and flooring, granite's resistance to all types of weather is also the perfect solution for external cladding. Traditionally finished in a high polish, new technology has produced a recent trend towards textured finishes such as flamed, brushed and leather finishes.
Quartzite has similar if not stronger physical-mechanical features than granite. Quartzite is suitable for both internal and external applications depending on the particular type. Quartzite can uniquely offer colours and veining similar to that of marble with the added benefit of the hardness of granite, making this the ideal kitchen bench top material.