Granite is a magmatic or igneous rock that results from the cooling of the melted magma (volcanic lava) that occurs in great depths of the earth’s crust. It is essentially composed of minerals such as quartz (a colorless mineral), mica (biotite and muscovite), which gives shine to the rock and the feldspar (orthoclase, sanidine and microcline), which is responsible for the variety of colors, among them: reddish, pink and cream-grayed. And, precisely because of its composition, many engineers and architects choose to place granite in projects for works in outdoor environments.
Why is granite the most suitable stone for outdoor environments?
A very characteristic feature of granite is its high resistance to impacts and several effects and weather exposure, such as tolerance to the sun. This makes it a highly requested material for civil construction and an excellent alternative for external coatings and with high traffic of people.
Granite also has an excellent cost-benefit ratio, which can help make large projects possible.
In addition, we can add the variety of colors, finishes and textures available that add even more advantages to use as an option for decorating large spaces offering refinement and beauty.
Granite in history
Granite has always been used in the construction of large works. The Egyptian people are credited as the first to extract and use the rock in constructions of Pharaonic tombs and monuments, always privileging esthetics and beauty, fundamental aspects for the Egyptian Civilization. In the Middle Ages, granite was also used on a large scale in the construction of churches and houses.
Based on the history there is plenty of evidence and favorable characteristics that indicate granite as the best choice when it comes to covering external environments. The important thing is to be clear about the final impact expected on the work and the type of product that will be built to choose the color and finish that will provide the desired beauty and the perfect esthetic identity for the environment.
The best granite solutions
When choosing the right stone for your work, it is ideal to know the variations of granite and the types of finish. Spatium Petra offers a wide portfolio to meet the most diverse projects.
Discover the Granites of Spatium Petra:
- Black Pearl
- Black Jade
- Cinza Chibia
- Brown Antique
- Blue in the night
- Cinza Corvaceira
- Amarelo Corvaceira
Types of granite finishes you can choose:
- Rough: stone in its most natural form;
- Sawn: has a slightly rough surface;
- Polished: it has a smooth and shiny appearance;
Polished granite is another finishes option you have at Spatium Petra
- Shot blasted: obtained when striking the stone with steel balls. It can be thinner or thicker, according to the diameter of the balls used;
- Bush-hammered: anti-slip and rough;
- Flamed: the stone is totally anti-slip;
Flamed granite is one of the finishes that Spatium Petra can do
- Leathered: smooth non-glossy finish. It highlights the true coloring of the materials without the shine of the polished finish;
- Brushed: the granite stone is even more waterproof;
- Sandblasted: anti -slip and semi-rough, gives an irregular effect to the touch, showing the color of the material.
How it can be used in your work:
- Tactile paving
- Facade cladding
- Limiting milestones
- Flower boxes
- Sawn Cubes
- Drinking fountains
- Service counters
- Kitchen countertops
- Bathroom countertops
These are some examples of how Spatium Petra can offer the best solution for your work. We know that the quality of the raw material directly affects the outcome of a project and our goal is to offer the best in the stone market for your environment.
There are no limits to your creation here. Whatever you imagine, we make it come true.
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