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GRANITE NATURAL STONE TILES

 
Black Granite Tiles

Granite is unique, strong and durable with an unmistakable look of quality and style that can be used both internally and externally.

Our Granite Tiles are available in a select range of colours, textures and sizes to suit a wide variety of uses making it a natural and cost effective choice for your renovation or building project.

The natural stone look of granite blends with most internal and external design applications such as, kitchen benchtops, bathrooms, staircases, outdoor pool areas, patios, wall cladding and kerbing.

Almost unbreakable and probably the most hard and durable, granite is also scratch, stain, and mildew-resistant.

India is one of the largest producers of granites blocks and processed granite tiles and granite pavers. Granites from leading Indian exporters are listed here.

We recommend you seal your Granite Tiles with our range of Lithofin sealers Stone Care Products, it will help in protecting it from repelling water, oil, grease, dirt, and other contaminants.

Physical Properties of Granite Tiles

Physically, commercial granites are Hard, Compact rocks with fine to coarse grains of metamorphic or igneous origin.
 

Hardness 6 to 7 on Moh's Scale
Density 2.6 to 2.8 Kg/cm3
Compressive Strength 140 to 210 N/mm2
Modulus of Rupture 15-25 N/mm2
Water Absorption 0.1-0.6%
Average Wear Less then 1%
Porosity Quite low
Weather Impact Resistant


Chemical Properties of Granite Tiles

Chemically, they are igneous/metamorphic rocks composed of quartz, feldspar & ferromagnesian minerals like kriolite, chlorite, garnet, etc. A typical granite will have following chemical composition:
 
Silica (SiO2) 70-75%
Al2O3 10-15%/strong>
CaO+MgO Less then 0.5%
FeO + Fe2O3 2-4%
Alkalies 4-6%
TiO2 Less then 0.5%
Loss On Ignition (LOI) Less then 0.5%


Uses of Granite Tiles
  • Roadstone, building blocks, but has poor resistance to fire as it crumbles when exposed to intense heat.
  • Traditionally the main use of black granite is in tombstones and other monumental items, and to a lesser extent for various types of counters, especially in the financial world, decorative applications, elegant trimmings and luxury floorings.
  • Stones on bolo cord slides and pendants, paperweights, bookends, lazy susan turntables, etc.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss your project requirements with one of our natural stone specialists.

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