Granite is the most popular natural stone and counter-top material due to its versatility and superior performance characteristics.
Granite is the second hardest stone known to man. It is believed to have been formed as long as 300 million years ago. It polishes beautifully, will not fade and is almost maintenance free. It is easy to clean and is one of the most beautiful counter top materials available on the market today.
It can withstand extremely high temperatures and when properly installed it is very strong. So if unique natural beauty, durability, value, ease of care and safety are important factors in your buying decision, welcome to the world of Granite.
Granite is composed primarily of feldspar, quartz, and mica. It may also contain hints of muscovite, biotite, hornblende, and pyroxene and other minerals. These minerals are what give it its various colours.
Granite is drilled and blasted from the quarry in large blocks, cut into slabs by a gang saw, and polished to uniform thickness by automatic polishing machines. It is cut and fabricated into counter-tops using diamond saw blades and bits.
Every slab of Granite is unique, displaying differing amounts of colour and movement, even if it is from the same block or quarry. If Granite is your choice of stone, please ask to view the actual slab that will be used in your project. Peruse the links below to get an idea of the sorts of Granite Styles and Colourways that are available, or contact us to arrange a viewing.
We welcome you to peruse our huge range of Engineered Stone, Granite and Marble at AGB Stone in Auckland, Waikato, Christchurch and Cromwell.