Granite – Aesthetics

Pitting and Veining

As Granite is a natural stone, pitting and veining will occur in random distribution of swirls. Subtle variations in shade or areas of contrast will also appear within the body of the worksurface.

Fissures, Blemishes and Natural Flaws

Some level of what could be referred to as spots or blotches are inherent in the material. Small fissures are a common feature in any Granite and these natural flaws were present at the rock formation.

Colour Variation (Drainers)

Drainer grooves and recessed drainers may be duller than the rest of the polished surface. Colour matching is not always possible as granite can vary dramatically throughout each scant. Samples provided should be used as a guide only. We will not accept any colour match issues from material that has come from the same scant.

The table gives a breakdown of the weight per metre for each colour.

 

Weight/Area Ratio Kg/m2

Max20mm length 30mm length with cutout

Max length upstand

20mm Deep

30mm Deep

40mm Deep

Unpolished

Cut Out (20mm)

Polished

Cut Out

(20mm)

Unpolished

Cut Out

(30mm)

Polished

Cut Out

(30mm)

60mm

Upstand

100mm

Upstand

Apollo Band 1
Bianco Sardo

62

93

124

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

Spice Black

62

93

124

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

Viscon White

62

93

124

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

Steel Grey

62

93

124

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

Band 2
Azul Platino

62

93

124

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

Black Pearl

62

93

124

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

Royal Brown

62

93

124

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

Verde Ubatuba

62

93

124

2.0

2.3

2.0

2.3

2.0

2.3

Band 3
Baltic Brown

62

93

124

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

Moonlight

62

93

124

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

New Veneziano

62

93

124

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

River Valley White

62

93

124

2.0

2.3

2.1

2.3

2.0

2.3

Tan Brown

62

93

124

2.1

2.5

2.1

2.5

2.1

2.5

Band 4
Ivory Fantasy

62

93

124

2.0

2.3

2.0

2.3

2.0

2.3

Nero Diamante

62

93

124

2.4

2.7

2.4

2.7

2.4

2.7

New Venetian Gold

62

93

124

2.1

2.5

2.1

2.5

2.1

2.5

SA Bon Accord

62

93

124

2.4

2.7

2.4

2.7

2.4

2.7

Band 5
Giallo Veneziano

62

93

124

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

2.3

2.5

Nero Absoluto

67

99.5

134

2.4

2.8

2.4

2.8

2.4

2.8

Band 6
Cosmic Black

62

93

124

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.1

2.1

Blue Pearl GT

62

93

124

2.3

2.6

2.3

2.6

2.3

2.6

Emerald Pearl

62

93

124

2.3

2.6

2.3

2.6

2.3

2.6

Star Galaxy

67

99.5

134

2.4

2.8

2.4

2.8

2.4

2.8

Band 7
Antique Pearl

62

93

124

2.0

2.3

2.0

2.3

2.0

2.3

 

COLOUR

Crystal

Size

Porosity

Strength

Dyes/Fillers or Colour Enhancers

Veining

Apollo Band 1
Bianco Sardo

Medium

Poor

Good

None

Moderate

Spice Black

Small

Good

Good

Resin Filled

None

Steel Grey

Medium

Good

Good

None

None

Viscon White

Large

Poor

Good

None

Prominent

Band 2
Azul Platino

Small

Good

Good

Resin Filled

None

Black Pearl

Small

Good

Good

Resin Filled

None

Royal Brown

Small

Poor

Good

None

Moderate

Verde Ubatuba

Medium

Poor

Poor

Resin Filled

Moderate

Band 3
Baltic Brown

Large

Good

Good

Resin Filled

None

Moonlight

Medium

Good

Good

None

None

New Veneziano

Medium

Poor

Moderate

Res Fill/Col Enhance

Moderate

River Valley White

Large

Poor

Poor

Resin Filled

Prominent

Tan Brown

Large

Good

Good

None

Moderate

Band 4
Ivory Fantasy

Medium

Poor

Poor

None

Moderate

Nero Diamante

Small

Good

Excellent

None

None

New Venetian Gold

Large

Poor

Moderate

Res Fill/Col Enhance

Moderate

SA Bon Accord

Small

Good

Good

None

Moderate

Band 5
Giallo Veneziano

Large

Poor

Moderate

Res Fill/Col Enhance

Moderate

Nero Absoluto

Small

Good

Excellent

None

Moderate

Band 6
Blue Pearl GT

Large

Good

Good

Resin Filled

None

Emerald Pearl

Large

Good

Good

Resin Filled

None

Star Galaxy

Small

Good

Excellent

None

Occasional

Band 7
Antique Pearl (D)

Large

Poor

Poor

Resin Filled

Moderate