A medium to coarse-grained, brown-pink granite of the Precambrian period, with red spots quarried in Saudi Arabia
Violetta granite is a natural stone from the region of from Najran in southern Arabia. It presents violet-reddish natural fissures with light rose minerals and a particular patterns. In addition, the surface includes glassy feldspar crystals in blue, black and grey that defines this stunning material. Coupled with minimal maintenance and sophisticated looks to interior and exterior designs, it offers a refined look with practicality of use.
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 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, Violetta granite varies in shape, patterns and shades. 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.
Features and benefits of Violetta granite:
|Colour||Multicolour, Purple, Violet|
|Suitable for||Exterior, Interior|
|Effect||Coarse grain, Medium grain|
|Average block dimensions||Medium/Large|
|Slab variation rate||Limited|
|Compression tensile strength||2607 kg/cm2|
|Tensile strength after freeze-thaw cycles||1590 kg/cm2|
|Unitary modulus of bending tensile strength||111 kg/cm2|
|Heat expansion rate||n/a|
|Water Absorption Rate||0,002200|
|Mass by unit of volume||2623 kg/m3|
|Compressive Strength||148.0 - 192.0 MPa|
|Flexural Strength||12.0 - 13.9 MPa|
|Water Absorption||0.24 %|