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Description

Steel Grey Granite is a coarse-grained, dark grey quartz monzonite of the Precambrian period with a dark grey / brown background. This stone internationally may be nominated as a granite but in the area of application of the European Standard this stone must be nominated as a monzonite. The veining and colour varies and a small sample of Steel Grey granite may not be representative of the whole slab therefore swatch samples must be approved for large projects to ensure that the blocks are all extracted from the same quarry face for matching purposes. During the polishing process a clear epoxy resin filler may be used to fill any micro fissures or tiny pitting however this does not affect the integrity of the stone, it merely provides an even smoother surface finish. Steel Grey granite is suitable for both interior and exterior use futhermore is frost resistant and with a constant polish.

Products

Suitable for construction projects both commercial and domestic, prefabricated countertops/worktops, vanities, tiles, backsplashes, paving, fireplaces and memorials.

Surface Finish

Steel Grey Granite looks best with a gloss polished surface but is also available as honed, leather/satin, river-washed/antique, thermal/flamed, flamed & brushed, water-jet, bush-hammered, sandblast and sawn finish.

Sealing

Test with a small sample. It is possible that a sealant can be used on Steel Grey granite however excessive attempts at sealing it could actually create a residue film build-up.

Synonyms

Silver Pearl, Steal Grey

Quarry Location

Steel Grey granite is from a sheet bedrock quarry near Gurujepalli & Chilakaluripeta, Ongole, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Granite Slabs

Steel Grey granite slabs are available in standard 20mm and 30mm thickness for random slabs, cut-to-size (dimensioned) and prefabricated to the customer's specifications, 40mm thick are produced but are not usually held in stock for immediate despatch.

Standard Slab Sizes
Large Gangsaw(2800mm & above x 1800mm & above)
Medium Gangsaw(2200mm & above x 1200mm & above)
Vertical Cutter(2200mm & above x 600~900mm)

Premium Quality Slab Sizes
When available 3000+mm x 2000+mm

Granite Countertops
Free length or made to your dimensions, standard sizes are
2400~3200 x 600/630/700/900/1000/1200 x 30 mm

Memorial/Monumental Slabs
50mm through to 200mm thick are cut to customer specifications, please Contact Us with the material(s), sizes and finishes you require.

Granite Tiles

Steel Grey granite Premium & Commercial quality calibrated, bevelled & grooved matching granite tiles.

Standard Tile Sizes
305 x 305 x 10 mm (12" x 12" x ⅜")
610 x 305 x 10 mm (24" x 12" x ⅜")
400 x 400 x 10 mm (15¾" x 15¾" x ⅜")
457 x 457 x 10/12 mm (18" x 18" x ⅜~½")
610 x 610 x 15/18 mm (24" x 24" x ⅗~¾")

Furthermore 305/400/457/610 mm x Freelength, normally up to 2000mm (78.75") for you to cut to length on site. Longer lengths can easily be produced HOWEVER this could possibly create an on-site handling and cutting production challenge.

As you can see our granite tile production size capabilities are extremely flexible, please Contact Us with the material(s), sizes and finishes you require.

CE Marking Of Natural Stone

Contractors can be responsible for the accuracy of the data, to learn more about this directive please read here.

Technical Specifications

Volumetric Mass: 2890 Kg/M3
Compression Tensile Strength: 2250 Kg/cm2
Tensile Strength After Freeze-Thaw Cycles: 1969 Kg/cm2
Water Imbibition Coefficient: 0.12%
Bending Strength: 201 Kg/cm2
Hardness (Moh's Scale):

Note: These figures and details are given for guidance purposes only, no reliance should be taken as to their accuracy.

Quartz Monzonite (Adamellite)

An intrusive, felsic, igneous rock that has an approximately equal proportion of orthoclase and plagioclase feldspars. It is typically a light colored phaneritic (coarse-grained) to porphyritic granitic rock. The plagioclase is typically intermediate to sodic in composition, andesine to oligoclase. Quartz is present in significant amounts. Biotite and/or hornblende constitute the dark minerals. Because of its coloring, it is often confused with granite, but whereas granite contains more than 20% quartz, quartz monzonite is only 5-20% quartz. Rock with less than five percent quartz is classified as monzonite. A rock with more alkali feldspar is a syenite whereas one with more plagioclase is a quartz diorite. The fine grained volcanic rock equivalent of quartz monzonite is quartz latite.

Quarry Blocks

This is a medium-sized granite quarry yielding selectable, grades of granite with blocks suitable for gangsaw size down to economical tile-sized and monument blocks. Extraction commenced in the early 1990s. For commercial projects it is important to ensure that blocks are selected from the same quarry face.

Rough blocks are usually exported by Break Bulk however intermodal containerisation is available at extra cost. Finished products are packed into sea-worthy wooden crates and loaded into containers.

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