A coarse-grained, yellow-grey granite with fairly consistent texture that can change in pattern and colour from batch to batch, making each piece unique.
Santa Cecilia granite is a natural stone from Brazil comprising a delicate pattern of grey and soft brown spots on a delicate white base background.
The stone is quarried in different regions of Brazil and exported to UK and Europe where white, organic stone is very much in line with current trends of interior and architectural design.
This stone is classified as granite rock due to its mineral composition. It is a tough material that is suitable for indoor as well as outdoor applications. Different names are generally due to regional variations and/or commercial aspects such as branding. Other names include Bordeaux River granite, Cold Spring, Montecarlo Bordeaux, Bianco Spring, White Spring granite, Typhoon Bordeaux.
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 recently, The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London, United Kingdom.
Santa Cecilia 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 it a cost effective material when a large slab covers most small to medium sized plots.
Granite is a magmatic rock which is made from quartz and feldspar amongst other minerals. In the first place, it occurs naturally below the earth’s surface. Secondly, the process takes place over hundreds of thousands of years, resulting in an extremely strong stone.
It is also important to note Granite has been used over many civilizations in construction of buildings, monuments and paving. Most recently, it has become a material of choice for decoration. If a long history of it use over time was not enough, granite can be seen almost everywhere. In the same way, residential homes, commercial properties and restaurants use it too.
Natural Granite not offers unique and exotic looks, durability and strength. Not only that, but it also brings investment value to any property in which it is applied. Moreover, and when it comes to performance, the stone is great. The lack of calcium in granite ensures the stone does not etch like marble when exposed to acid present in lemons, oranges, etc
Besides this, granite varies in shape, patterns and colours. As an example, slab sizes will usually cover areas of between 5.5 metre square and 6.5 metre square. In other words, is ideal for large areas such as kitchen islands as it can be installed seamlessly.
When it comes to thicknesses, 20mm and 30mm are the most popular. It comes in standard finishes in polished, honed, satin and leather. This significantly allows for many options in terms of both design and style.
|Suitable for||Exterior, Interior|
|Average block dimensions||Medium/Large|
|Slab variation rate||Medium|
|Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles||1810kg/cm2|
|Heat expansion rate||n/a|
|Water Absorption Rate||0.27 - 0.37 mass %|
|Mass by unit of volume||2720 kg/m3>|