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Granite is composed of quartz, feldspars, micas and other minerals. These minerals contribute to the colour and texture of the granite stones. Granites get their wonderful variety of colours and patterns from minerals that are melted into the liquid mass as it is formed.It’s used for immense structural work due to its high compressive strength.

Granite is extremely suitable in the kitchen as well as in the bathroom, partly because of its beauty but also because granite requires minimal maintenance.In general, darker colors tend to be more dense and therefore less porous. Lighter colored granites are usually less dense, which will make them more porous. Even if the lighter colored granites are sealed properly, they still may absorb liquids.For daily cleaning and care of granite countertops you can use hot water and a soft cloth for wiping up spills and wiping them down.

Pros and Cons of Granite
Pros: It defines elegance in a kitchen,holds up to heat; comes in a huge range of colours and patterns, will last a lifetime; new sealers are almost maintenance-free; 2nd highest hardness rating after diamonds; has a high value to home buyers.
Cons: Innitial layout cost might be more expensive than postform tops,requires some maintenance; some stones absorbs stains if not sealed; knives can become dull if you cut on it; can crack if stressed or improperly installed.
Granite countertops are easy to care for because they are second only to diamonds in their sturdiness. Although granite will withstand heat very well, you should not leave acidic foods like lemon, cooldrinks or vinegar on the surface, especially if you have polished granite and stay away from harsh chemicals which can cause discoloration


Local Granite:


African Lilac Nelspruit S.A.

Namibian Pearl Namibia

African Red Potgietersrust S.A.

Rustenburg Marikana S.A.

Nut Brown Mpumalanga S.A.

Zimbabwe


Imported Granite:


Baltic Brown Finland

Baltic Brown Finland

Bianco Sardo Italy

Rosa Ghiandone Italy

Giallo Tigrato/Ornamentale Brazil


The Africa Range (Granite):


African Dream Classic

African Tapestry

Juperana Tier Ivory

Juperana Tier with Red

Niagra Gold

African Fantasy

Ivory Coast

Juperana Tier Red

Nepson Gold

Rosa Tier

Silver Cream

African Ivory

Juperana Lorean

Juperana Tier Regular

Nepson Gold Medium

Sagebrush