How can I maintain Granite pavers?
Granite is a porous stone and should be sealed. Improper sealing can lead to bacterial growth or staining. Please ensure Granite pavers have a good sealant applied to their surface. Avoid using harsh chemicals to clean them. Granite pavers are highly durable and very easy to maintain. Read our blog for more details on maintenance and care tips for granite pavers.
Why is Granite used in Kitchen tops?
Granite makes an ideal stone for kitchen tops or counters due to its resistance to scratches, breaking or chipping. The heat from kitchen stove or hot utensils also do not affect Granite, keeping its shape and colour intact.
Where are Granite Pavers and Tiles commonly used?
Granite pavers are used outdoors in driveways, patios, gardens, courtyards, alfresco or walkways. Granite tiles are commonly used in indoor applications like countertops, stair treads, floors, or walls.
Does Granite paving bear high footfall and heat?
Granite paving comes with an array of benefits. The density and robustness of Granite pavers is matchless. They do not break or bend under heavy load of vehicles or footfall. The porous stone absorbs surrounding coolness and remains unaffected even when exposed to harsh sunlight or fire.
Are Granite pool copings long lasting?
Granite is the most durable natural stone. Since they are maintenance-free and slip resistant, Granite pool copings stand the test of time. They don’t break or crack and are the best in terms of safety.
Is sealing Granite pavers important?
Like other natural stones, Granite is porous and has high moisture locking property. It is highly recommended to seal Granite pavers to protect them and maintain their appearance. Sealing helps to avert staining from oil, chemicals, or beverage spills. It also prevents Granite pavers from cracking and looking dull.
How long do Granite pavers last?
Granite pavers are known for their durability and rigidity. Harsh weather or physical wearing do not affect their colour, form, or shape. A good quality and well installed Granite will last life-long.
Does Granite crack under heavy vehicle pressure?
Granite is the hardest stone on the planet after diamond. Granite pavers are designed to withstand heavy weight and wear and tear without cracking or breaking. It does not cave-in to heavy vehicles’ weight either.
Is Granite suitable for pool surrounds?
Of course, Granite is suitable for pool surrounds. Due to its maintenance-free, non-slippery and non-fading nature, Granite is not only used in pool surrounds but also in pool copings. The textured surface lends a good grip in wet areas while walking, thereby reducing slipping hazard.
Is Granite more expensive than marble?
Granite is generally less expensive than marble. The latter with its elegant appearances and ability to be carved, makes it costly. Price factor also depends on the availability of the stones and their demand. However, in typical scenario, Marble is more expensive than Granite.
Is Granite better than Marble?
Both the stones have their own strengths. Granite is tough and lasts much longer. Marble is softer and chips or breaks easily as compared to Granite. However, Marble is popular because of its better aesthetic appeal and its property of making rooms appear bigger and brighter.
Are Granite tiles suitable for bathrooms?
Being waterproof and resistant to chemicals, Granite tiles are an excellent choice for bathroom floor, shower as well as vanity.
Are Granite countertops out of fashion?
No, Granite countertops are not out of fashion. Their sturdiness, price and polished look will never make them outdated.
Are Granite tiles suitable as Kitchen floors?
Yes, Granite tiles are suitable for kitchen floors because of their durability, resistance to scratches or stains and visual appeal. A good sealant must be applied before installing them in the kitchen floor to retain its shine and increase its anti-slip and anti-stain properties.
Where does Stone Depot deliver Granite in Australia?
Stone Depot delivers door to door across Australia in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart. We also deliver to regional areas in Australia.
Can I use Granite pavers for Patio?
Patio is an extended portion of home that adds value to the property. Granite pavers are perfect for patios owing to their resilience and long-lasting qualities. Their aesthetic appeal and low maintenance are the best reasons to be used in patio. Our most popular Granite pavers in Sesame Grey and Carbon Black add a contemporary look while adding many years of life to your patio.
Can I use bleach to clean stains on Granite tiles?
Overuse of bleach may cause Granite tiles to look all, worn out along with the risk of the sealant to come off. Also avoid using abrasive scrubs. The best way to clean Granite tiles is to use warm water with mild soap. For tough stains, we recommend using baking soda and water. Regular cleaning with water helps keep its shine intact.
Are Granite driveways better than driveways made of Bluestone?
Since Bluestone is more porous, it requires more maintenance. Granite driveways last longer and need less maintenance. Also, Granite comes in a variety of colours, giving you options to create beautiful variations. Bluestone generally comes in blue and grey shades with minimal to no colour variety. Otherwise, both the stones are durable and hard wearing enough for driveways.
How long after sealing Granite can you use it?
Generally, after sealing Granite tiles or pavers, the surface should be left to dry for atleast 24 hours. This period will allow the sealant to cure and bond with the surface pores. In case of Granite countertops, they can be used after 2-3 hours of sealing.
How to perform water-test on Granite?
Granite stones are sealed to eliminate their porosity and chances of staining or moisture damage. One way to check if the sealing has been done accurately is the water-test. After the sealant has dried, pour some water. If the stone absorbs water and starts turning dark, it indicates sealant needs to be reapplied. If this does not happen, means the sealant is intact.
How much do Granite pavers and tiles cost?
The cost of Granite pavers and tiles depends on their quality, size, type of finish, and availability. Don’t forget to add the installation cost. Though Granite is low on maintenance, it still requires periodic sealing which is an additional cost. As a wholesale supplier, we offer Granite at the best market price. Better quality commands a higher price. However, it is cost-effective when you order in bulk or wholesale quantities. To enquire about the cost or to know more about Granite, contact us on 1300 830 274 or write to us at [email protected]