Granite surfaces are suitable for a variety of applications including kitchen worktops, splash-backs, wall cladding and floor covering.

About This Material

What is it?

Granite is a natural stone that comes from various quarries around the world. The diverse rock formations under the surface of our earth have unique characteristics, which determine the varying colours and patterns in the various types sourced from different parts of the world.

Why use it for kitchen worktops?

It is one of the hardest natural materials known to man, making it tough enough to take the wear and tear of daily use in the kitchen. This is its primary practical benefit of granite worktops in this context.

The appeal however is not limited to practicality, although that is certainly half of the story when it comes to kitchen worktops.

The second reason to use it for your kitchen worktops is its beauty. Few materials in nature come close to its natural beauty, nor anywhere near the variety available.

With literally hundreds of variations in colour, tone and pattern, this material is perhaps the most versatile of natural stones because it not only performs well practically in daily use, but it looks drop-dead gorgeous to behold.

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Granite Worktops

Moak Black

High-quality, deep-black granite that comes straight from India, with a spectacular matt finish that emanates the essence of natural stone.

Granite Worktops

Verde Ubatuba

A dark and intense green with nuances almost bordering on black is the distinguishing feature of Verde Ubatuba granite.

Granite Worktops

Colonial White

Granite with white background and small accumulations located in black and reddish tones.

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Blue Pearl

Polished blue granite from Beltrami of Norweigian origin.

How do different variations get their colour?

Granite is predominantly made up of three minerals: Quartz, Feldspar and Mica.  When these minerals mix in different locations throughout the world, they do so at different levels and rates and under unique conditions, so as the resulting rock itself forms over time from this mix, it does so with a unique composition or mineral ratio, which results in the different colours and patterns you see in today’s surfaces.

How do you define it?

It is a commonly occurring coarse-grained rock, given its name from the latin word “granum”, meaning grain, referring to the granular nature of its appearance and make-up.

Recognised throughout the world, it is one of the most abundant rocks found underground. It is an igneous rock – meaning it is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava.

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Why does it have different textures?

Granite is cut into slabs from large rocks after it is quarried and finished in a variety of ways depending on whether it is to be used externally, internally, for commercial or domestic applications.

In the context of granite kitchen worktops, the different finishes are generally offered according to demand from consumers and feature smooth or supple surfaces that suit both aesthetics and tastes.

This varies from manufacturer to manufacturer but the most common finish for granite countertops and splash-backs used in kitchens and bathrooms is a polished finish.

In other situations, the kitchen worktop style finish isn’t appropriate, particularly for external or internal flooring, where the need for a non-slip surface to maintain health and wellbeing of the public is at the forefront of considerations, in which case you tend to see a rougher, more non-slip surface.

Sometimes though, when it is used in a decorative way, on the outside of buildings for example, the polished finish such as you would normally see on interior surfaces such as kitchen worktops becomes more prevalent.

So, granite has different textures depending on how it is going to be used, as a general rule.

Granite Colours

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Himalayan White

Polished white granite from Beltrami of Brazilian origin.

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Steel Grey

Dark grey granite from Beltrami of Indian origin.

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Azul Noche

Azul Noche is a black and white granite from Beltrami of Spanish origin.

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Topazio White

Polished white granite from Beltrami of Brazilian origin.

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Orinoco

This wild granite is created based on veins of white, gold and copper that ripple on the intense background

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Glacial Blue

With dark areas and crystalline areas, its light-dark contrast will not allow you to look away for a second of this unique piece and its unparalleled beauty.

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Stromboli

Stromboli is a black granite from Levantina with brown and white veining throughout.

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Silver Waves

Polished black granite from Beltrami of Indian origin.

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Ivory Fantasy

Polished cream granite of Indian origin.

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Namibian Gold

Brown and gold granite from Beltrami, with contrasting flecks, crystals and veinsof mixed hues  throughout.

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Juperana Bordeaux

Polished red granite from Beltrami of Brazilian origin

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Moak Black

High-quality, deep-black granite that comes straight from India, with a spectacular matt finish that emanates the essence of natural stone.

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Absolute Black Polished

Absolute Black Polished is a black granite of Indian origin with a deep, lustrous finish.

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Olimpo

Cream granite from Levantina with light and dark brown crystals and veining throughout.

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Paradiso Bash

Polished blue granite from Beltrami of Indian origin.

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Volga Blue

Volga Blue granite surprises us with the sudden metallic glints that stand out on its black surface

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Kashmir Gold

Polished gold granite from Beltrami of Indian origin.

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Brown Antique

Polished, crystalline brown granite

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Tan Brown Polished

Polished brown and grey granite from Beltrami of Indian origin.

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Ice Blue

Brazilian granite with a polished texture. It boasts a striking white background, which is difficult to find in this kind of material.

Granite Worktops

Verde Ubatuba

A dark and intense green with nuances almost bordering on black is the distinguishing feature of Verde Ubatuba granite.

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Graphite Brown

Polished brown granite of Brazilian origin from Beltrami.

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Azul Platino

Polished blue granite of Spanish origin from Beltrami with cream and brown variations throughout.

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Blanco Perla

White, grey and cream granite from Levantina.

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Moon Black

Black granite from Beltrami of Indian origin, with a polished finish.

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Colonial Gold

Polished gold granite from Beltrami of Indian origin.

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Nero Marinace

Polished black riverbed granite from Beltrami of Brazilian origin.

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Barocco

Barocco is a black granite from Levantina with cream and brown veins throughout.

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Teak

Polished brown granite of Indian origin from Beltrami.

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Blue Pearl

Polished blue granite from Beltrami of Norweigian origin.

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Autumn Cream

Autumn Cream is a cream granite from Beltrami of Indian origin.

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Titanium

Black granite of Brazilian origin from Beltrami.

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