Matrix granite is a natural stone with black base that comprises a wavy pattern of silvery dark grey and black shades defined by characteristic tones throughout its surface, offering a unique look to any space in which it is displayed.
Matrix Granite is quarried in Brazil to practically to the rest of the world, the UK and Europe where it is highly popular due to its low aesthetic variation from block to block.
Matrix is classified as granite rock which due to its mineral make up and composition including igneous rocks formed by slow crystallization of Magma on the Earth’s crust. Granite is mainly composed of pure quartz, mica and other natural minerals which compose this well-known granular stone, used by people since the ancient times of Egypt.
Famous monuments made out of granite include the iconic Mount Rushmore in USA, the Avukana Buddha statue in Sri Lanka and The Colossal Red Granite Statue of Amenhotep III in Egypt and more recently, The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom.
Matrix granite is available in polished and honed finishes as standard and special finishes such as Satinato, Flamed and Bush Hammered are supplied to order.
Granite is an ideal stone to work with, offering the possibility of having seamless pieces across large surfaces such as kitchen worktops, bar counters, bathroom cladding and kitchen islands.
Granite slabs tend to be the largest in size across all natural stone groups which make this a cost effective material as in cases when a whole project can be covered with only one slab of material.
|Suitable for||Exteriors, Interiors|
|Type of application||Architrave and columns, Bar countertops, Bathroom coverings, Bathroom worktops, Bench top, Countertops, Fireplace surrounds, Floorings, Kitchen worktops, Reception desks, Shower tray, Splashbacks, staircases, Table tops, Vanity tops, Wall cladding, Washbasins, Wet rooms and Saunas|
|Water Absorption Rate||0.26 %|
|Compressive Strength||199.3 MPa|
|Flexural Strength||15.90 MPa|
|Abrasion Strength (cm3/cm2)||0.044|
|Mass by unit of volume||2623 kg/m3|
|Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength||111 kg/cm2|
|Opaque Minerals||5-10 %|